Obama plans to return 5 percent of his salary

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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 3, 2013
President Obama plans to return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in solidarity with federal workers who are going to be furloughed as part of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, an administration official said Wednesday.
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The voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1, the official said, and apply through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in September. The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of spending cuts to non-defense federal agencies that took effect that day.

“The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” the official said.

Word of the president’s decision came a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter disclosed that they would return a share of their salaries commensurate with the pay lost by the department’s civilian employees who are expected to be furloughed for 14 days before the end of the fiscal year.

The president makes $400,000 a year, so a pay cut of 5 percent for the whole year amounts to $20,000; an administration official said Mr. Obama would pay back that amount, compressing the total over the remaining months of the fiscal year. The president’s salary is set by law and cannot be changed during his term, so he will write a check to the government starting this month, the official said.

Gee, did Bush do ANYTHING like this ???
goose

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 3, 2013
Total political stunt Slew!

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 3, 2013
goose wrote:
Total political stunt Slew!
if slew believes that lie about obama. I have a tropical forest in northern North Dakota to sell to him cheap.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Apr 3, 2013
Total commitment to the other workers who're suffering... As MEN say, money talks, BS walks/spouts.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#5 Apr 3, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/...

If you had a brain, you'd do a little research, BEFORE spouting, snag.

President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury Department, a senior White House official tells ABC News, a sign of solidarity with the federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester cuts.

“The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” a White House aide said.

The president’s salary is set by law at $400,000 a year, and he will give back about $20,000 this year. The 5 percent cut is the same reduction level that non-defense federal agencies took when the sequester started.

Obama’s total income according to his 2011 tax returns was $789,674. That figure includes his investments and book sales, which are not part of his 5 percent give back.

The president will cut a check to the Treasury Department each month. The 5 percent cut started on March 1, but the president will write the first check this month.

This was first reported by the New York Times.

Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Cartor announced that they would return a portion of their salaries in a sign of solidarity with the Pentagon’s civilian employees who will be furloughed for 14 days due to the sequester. Carter said he would take a 20 percent pay in reduction through the end of September, but it is unclear how much of a cut Hagel will take.
PC Free Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 4, 2013
A 'token' by any other name is still a token. If he gave the money to charity instead of funneling it through the government sieve it might have done some good.
And, a real man doesn't boast about his so-called generosity!
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#7 Apr 4, 2013
PC Free Zone wrote:
A 'token' by any other name is still a token. If he gave the money to charity instead of funneling it through the government sieve it might have done some good.
And, a real man doesn't boast about his so-called generosity!
Obama is not a "real man" like me. He's just a worthless JaJaJaJigger. A token president.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Apr 4, 2013
PC Free Zone wrote:
A 'token' by any other name is still a token. If he gave the money to charity instead of funneling it through the government sieve it might have done some good.
And, a real man doesn't boast about his so-called generosity!
Amusing... Now it's your decision what HE does with his pay ? You welfare folks are so spoiled....

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#9 Apr 4, 2013
Now if he only returned the other 95% due to incompetency.

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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#10 Apr 4, 2013
Incompetency as defined by a "man" who isn't ?? Pretty sad, you'd comment ! Have your "tough friends" posture, you're SPINELESS !!! LMAOROTFU~!

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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 Apr 4, 2013
Hey mouse, find a man to insult a man....
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 Apr 4, 2013
Poor, multiple moniker, spam judger, I make money... You must have value, right ?? LMAOROFU~! Fertilizer...
PC Free Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Apr 4, 2013
Busy little chimpanzee fingers, I love the smell of desperation in the morning! LOL
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#16 Apr 4, 2013
It's a smell, only you can smell....

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#17 Apr 4, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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if slew believes that lie about obama. I have a tropical forest in northern North Dakota to sell to him cheap.
Lie, truth, makes no difference. It's just smoke and mirrors. Shameless pandering. Pretending to "feel your pain" and "take one for the team". Obama has no shame.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#18 Apr 4, 2013
Feel free to "pander" ??? LMAOROTFU~!! Oh right, you just insult a real man, from your snuggie... Pretty sad, SHE called it a lie,...then you don't call her out ???
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 4, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is not a "real man" like me. He's just a worthless JaJaJaJigger. A token president.
You really need to come off of the your a real man BS,the only balls you ever had were in your mouth,and that was some other guys.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 4, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Feel free to "pander" ??? LMAOROTFU~!! Oh right, you just insult a real man, from your snuggie... Pretty sad, SHE called it a lie,...then you don't call her out ???
can't is a real loser Champ,truth and facts embarrass him.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Apr 4, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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if slew believes that lie about obama. I have a tropical forest in northern North Dakota to sell to him cheap.
well Sang,slew was right and you were wrong,so can you admit that you were wrong?

Since: Oct 08

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#22 Apr 4, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Incompetency as defined by a "man" who isn't ?? Pretty sad, you'd comment ! Have your "tough friends" posture, you're SPINELESS !!! LMAOROTFU~!
Pretty sad, you'd comment, seeing you’re the most incompetent person on this forum!

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