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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009   6:57 am | Author: chris | Money, Politics/Government |
Tags: Congress, salaries, White House
The White House released the salaries of its staff and the top salary earned by those actually working for the White House as opposed to those who are on “loan” from other departments is $172,200. Those at this level are Rham Emannuel, Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, Lawrence Summers and others.
The salaries are the same as the ones for the Bush staff but the caliber can not be compared. Dana Perino also at the top of the salary range, was Bush’s White House Press Secretary. The one who didn’t know what the Cuban missle crises was.
But the thing that is most annoying is the salary of the president which is $400,000. Clinton and Congress passed a salary increase in 1999 that increased the President’s salary from $200,000 to $400,000. The increase went into effect in January 2001. Bush received double Clinton’s salary and the same as Obama. Where is the justice in this? Bush screwed up almost everything he touched in 8 years and can not be compared in ability to the other two.
I would like to see a compensation package similar to that of the corporate world. Part salary and part performance based. That should be in place for both the White House and all members of Congress.