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Melania Trump Reduces The Quantity Of Her Personal White House Staff To Save On Costs

January 5, 2018 12:11

It has been more than a year since President Trump took office, and there have been a lot of changes in the US administration. Many of them have been presented by either Trump or his trusted advisers. Some have been pushed forward by the Senate.

Melania Trump, however, has not been involved in the process until recently. In a move that left many observers puzzled, the First Lady has cut down the number of staff working with her. At present, she is down to working with only nine people.

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Her predecessor Michelle Obama was known to have a staff of 24 people at the White House. This also means that salaries have gone down a great deal. The former First Lady paid about $1.24 million during her first year in office to staffers. Melania is paying $486,700. That is almost a third.

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It also seems that the staffers have gotten pay cuts. Stephanie Grisham, communications director for FLOTUS, did give some insight as to the position of the First Lady.

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As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity. It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as the First Lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.

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One of the major campaign promises made by the then candidate, Donald Trump, was that taxes would be greatly reduced. The historic Tax Cut Act was recently signed on December 20th, 2017 by the Senate. This marks the beginning of a new era in American history.

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Despite the tax cuts across both corporate and non-corporate income earners, speculations and projections insist that the benefits will run out for the average citizen well before the 10-year window elapses. But the benefits will remain for corporate organizations for much longer.

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Melania is definitely not going to be in the White House in 10 years, but many see her move as a positive step in the right direction. Cutting costs in the US administration has been a big problem in the US for years. The government has been unable to tackle it. Maybe, small moves like that of the First Lady, if multiplied, will do that.

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