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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Between that 5% and the 10% that I'm SURE he tithes at church, I just don't know how he's going to keep his family from needing to go on food stamps.

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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Oh, I think he is quite capable of curing cancer, but swearing off golf? Guiding WH tours? No way he would ever do that.
    So you don't think his salary is going to cripple the country, but you do think his golf games are? Think of it this way, he just swore off 100 rounds of golf if it runs him 200 dollars a round. If he golfs twice per week he just gave back 2 years worth of golf. That is if he golfs twice a week at 200 dollar a round golf courses even in the middle of the snow. Not for nothing, but i am looking for him to find something to cut that is millions of times his golf budget for the year. If he could actually cut some big things and bring our deficit under control he can golf every day for all i care.

    This is one of the problems of the right. They piss and moan the gesture is too small and then they suggest a smaller gesture. Thanks for being part of the problem.

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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    You guys would complain if he cured cancer, swore off golf, and guided White House Tours himself.
    Yeah, and you guys would give him a free pass if you saw him shoot somebody and kill em'. More than likely would blame it on the Gun first then the manufacturer, then the NRA!

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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Not everyone is a partisan hack. I am very pro gun.
    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, and you guys would give him a free pass if you saw him shoot somebody and kill em'. More than likely would blame it on the Gun first then the manufacturer, then the NRA!
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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    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.
    Nah.....he wouldn't do that.




    ......As then he would have to answer if the Charmin was 2 ply?

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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    You guys would complain if he cured cancer, swore off golf, and guided White House Tours himself.
    It's really an empty gesture and that's the problem. When you're the leader and you tout a 5% paycut that you're giving yourself while your workers are having to take a 20% pay cut, is that really something to tout like Obama is doing?

    Yes, there will be some that will attack Obama no matter what, however, in this case I think the criticism is quite valid. At least take the same pay cut as the people working for you are having to take if you're going to praise it.

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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's really an empty gesture and that's the problem. When you're the leader and you tout a 5% paycut that you're giving yourself while your workers are having to take a 20% pay cut, is that really something to tout like Obama is doing?

    Yes, there will be some that will attack Obama no matter what, however, in this case I think the criticism is quite valid. At least take the same pay cut as the people working for you are having to take if you're going to praise it.
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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Between that 5% and the 10% that I'm SURE he tithes at church, I just don't know how he's going to keep his family from needing to go on food stamps.
    Don't you just find it amusing the way Obama thinks.....here he knows people are hurting. Knows people and the Right are bashing him non-stop over the sequester and what he has been cherry pickin'. Now he thinks that by making such an announcement that all will see that he too is giving something. Knowing the Kool Aid eaters with their Pop Rocks will eat this up. What makes this even better is the Putz didn't even think of this up on his own. It was his Handlers. Nice try with the coming off the Cuff.....he must have forgot that part while all are hurting, and watching him dole out money to Foreigners and their Countries. Although I doubt you will see him want to talk about that.

    Running around and talking about.....see Obama is giving up something to. Cmon how can you still fault this guy. He is doing his best. He cares, and he just wants to give his fair share.

    10% of 400k is 40k.....and he sure didn't want to give that up.

    Although they did say Obama would have to write them a Check as they will not take it out of his Paycheck. So there should be some sort of transparency on this as to when he actually does write out a Check to the US Treasury. Which should be checked on.....just to make sure he follows thru and doesn't do his usual and Lie about it.

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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/us...-pay.html?_r=0

    Hey i guess thats pretty humble and pretty cool [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary



    5% of his salary isn't going to hurt him.

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