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Obama White House salary list. See who makes the most

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Others: Also on the $172,200 list:

Senior Adviser
Melody Barnes; Director of the Domestic Policy Council
John Brennan; Deputy National Security Adviser for Counterterrorism
Elizabeth Brown; Staff Secretary
Carol Browner; Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
Greg Craig, White House Counsel


Thomas Donilon Deputy National Security Adviser;
Anita Dunn, Director of Communications; Jonathan Favreau, Director of Speechwriting;
Patrick Gaspard, Director of Political Affairs;
Robert Gibbs, Press Secretary


James Jones, National Security Adviser;
Christopher Lu, Cabinet Secretary; 
Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling and Advance;
James Messina, Deputy Chief of Staff.


Peter Rouse, Senior Adviser;
Philip Schiliro, Director of Legislative Affairs; Lawrence Summers, Director of the National Economic Council
Mona Sutphen, Deputy Chief of Staff.


President Obama makes $400,000.

The White House sent Congress a list of 487 "White House Office" staffers, under a requirement in place since 1995. The Obama White House met the July 1 deadline by posting the name, title and salary of 487 staffers at the www.whitehouse.gov web site, but did not draw attention to it by announcing it via a press release.

"We make news on our blog all the time," said spokesman Josh Earnest.

The White House added names not mandated by Congress--of staffers in the Office of Policy Development, including the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council--but did not, for example, include the Vice President's office or the Office of Management and Budget.

Earnest said "we're looking at ways we can disclose" the salary information of more White House staffers.

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I notice they don't point out how many senators, past presidents, etc make those salaries FOR LIFE, with all the perks, Secret Service, free postal and secretarial help, etc. I can see some lumber there that needs trimming...

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE WHITE HOUSE
WITH THE PRESIDENT TOOK A CUT IN PAY TO BE APART
OF HISTORY!
THEY HELPED HIM GET ELECTED AND THEY DIDN'T JUMP
SHIP WHEN HE ASKED THEM TO BE APART OF HIS TEAM!
DON'T FORGET CHICAGO IS THE CITY OF BIG SHOULDERS!

it's way more than they merit.

Frankly, I really do not care what they make, what I do care about is implementing a new health care policy, equal access and education for ALL American children, overseeing the two wars and watching North Korea, and certainly last but not least, the issue of unemployment in this country...and oh yes, why is gasoline going up?

That is nothing compared to what the Wall Street barons and captains of industry make. The federal government is far larger and and has a bigger budget that any corporation. How else do you expect to attract the best and brightest minds?

The salaries are low. Most likely they made made more money at there former job and came with Obama to be a part of and help him and his goals.

One reference places the Obama White House budget at $5.6B or 17% higher then the 2008 Bush White House. Is anyone really surprised?
http://seatoshiningsea.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/blog-post-white-house-staff-salaries-obama-versus-bush/

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