Are you paid well at your job? Odds are, you’re not being paid what you’re worth, but even so, many Americans are still able to put in the hours and even years it takes to reach the upper echelons of pay at their respective places of employment.
Usually, though, it does take time. Not so much, however, if you have four little magic words in front of your job title: “Assistant to the President.” In fact, you technically don’t even have to have a degree to get those words in your job title — just a Commander in Chief who likes you and wants you around. But once you’re there, BOOM. A hundred and eighty-three grand a year.
So what kinds of jobs make you $183,000? A pediatrician? A dentist? An architect? Nah, you top out around $175K with those. But apparently, “director of strategic communications” earns you that kind of coin, provided you slap on those four words in the job description.
Likewise for “senior advisor to the chief of staff,” “special representative for international negotiations,” and “staff secretary.” That’s who gets the coffee and would take notes, if this were a note-taking administration. It is famously not one.
In all, there are twenty-two staffers who have, amazingly, maxed out their salaries, almost all of them in less than 3 years (since the Trump administration has a turnover rate faster than George Washington spins in his grave every time Donnie goes golfing). Heck, Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepped out and Stephanie Grisham stepped in as Press Secretary and the only thing that changed was the mouth the lies will come out of.
Jared and Ivanka, despite being advisors to Trump himself, have decided to forego their salaries, but that’s probably for the best. It would look bad if Ivanka was using her position in the West Wing to hawk her worthless purses in China AND collecting a check for it from taxpayers.
All of that pales in comparison, of course, to the sheer level of grift being perpetrated by Trump himself. Forcing Americans to pay his golf resorts so that he can play them is far worse than pretending to hold press briefings once every two months.
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