The President has issued a report to Congress on how much leaner his White House staff is. Forbes is ecstatic.
Reading the actual payroll, though, it's apparent the President- who said through the campaign he is his own policy advisor- has carved out the brains and kept the gilt.
He has two calligraphers on staff: $160,000 total
The Director of Presidential Gifts: $62,000
The Director of Personal Correspondence: $56,000
The Director of Digital Response for Personal Correspondence (the tweet scribe?): $51,000
The two Writers for Personal Correspondence: $87,000 total
The Director of Student and Children's Correspondence: $47,000