I wonder if he'll include this as a deduction on his taxes next year to help offset the big tax increase from Obamacare.
Finally! We can feed all the starving children in Africa now! YES!
Either I'm right or you're wrong.
It's good he's doing this, however, government employees (at least DoD) employees I know are having to take a furlough day each week until September. That amounts to a 10% pay cut. Obama should do better than 5% IMO.
Edit: make that a 20% pay cut.
Last edited by TheNextEra; 04-03-13 at 08:29 PM.
I think everybody in public office should take a pay cut, and I think Republicans should have done it first since their party complains the most about spending.
I really don't understand why anybody is attacking the president over this. As much as they have been telling us to sacrifice: pay more taxes, tighten our belts, learn to deal with budget cuts, ect. At least some figures in office are stepping up to the plate and making sacrifices themselves.
It's really perplexing to see some many of you complaining about this, when everybody in office should be doing it.
I think it's a good thing that he did it. I bet bonehead Boehner or clownazz McCain won't do the same thing. Lets see if ANY other politician will do the same. I really don't see any of the republicans doing it any time soon.
For the average American, it amounts to "here, let me buy you dinner" - a nice gesture unless you're announcing to the world "I feel your pain!" I am going to make sacrifices too! Let it be known to all that I'm buying someone dinner" (waits for applause).
Last edited by Taylor; 04-04-13 at 05:01 AM.
LMFAO.. so 5% of 400k of his Presidential salary is 20k. When a GS-13 step 5 will lose 20% of their income which is roughly $16,000. Now the Government worker doesn't get these benefit either.. President's gets an additional 50,00 as an expense allowance, unlimited free room and board and this isn't including the money he brings in from private income. It's one big fact joke and you fell for it hook line and sinker.
You guys would complain if he cured cancer, swore off golf, and guided White House Tours himself.
God Bless the Marine Corps.