-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Obama is twice the leader that Bloomberg is as mayor of NY; therefore, Obama should be paid double what Bloomberg gets from New York City.
How much fail does this idea have? It doesn't show solidarity because he is one of the people who cannot do their job and get a proper budget passed to pay people. It could be done a million times over and still would not be one percent of a trillion dollars. Obama will not have any problem paying his bills because the country won't let the power be turned out in the white house. Oh, and it will rightfully not get republicans to cut him a break. Great, it is the Rand Paul gesture.
gimmmick, give it all back.
take a $1 dollar salary, he has the money.
In related news... Obama holds press conference announcing he will buy his own toilet paper - an unprecedented gesture, sacrifice, and display of solidarity with those forced to do the same in these difficult times.
All those things would generate savings and revenue literally millions of times greater than Obama's little gesture.