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

    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 budget cutting process known as sequester, an administration official said Wednesday.The voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1 and apply through the rest of the calendar year, the official said. The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of automatic 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.


    Read more @: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/us...-pay.html?_r=0

    Hey i guess thats pretty humble and pretty cool


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

    Have gesture, need solution.

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

    I mean I'm not going to complain about salary reductions at the top levels of our government, but... whoop dee do?
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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%!!!!!!. His generosity knows no bounds!!!!

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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]
    We might be better off if he showed his solidarity by taking an actual furlough. Just sayin'...
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    Re: In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary

    Nice gesture from a guy who doesn't pay for anything anyways.

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

    Pretty darn weak. The guy has made enough and will make enough after his presidency. He doesn't pay for food and lodging.

    I would have been impressed if he'd refused his entire salary for the rest of his term...

    What he's done is the equivalent of pissing on a house fire.

    Pathetic.

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

    Oh thank God. Everybody calm the F--- down. Obama got this. Now the deficit will be fixed and the debt will be paid off.

    <sarcasm>

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

    How bout he makes all the members of congress do the same?

    Do that, and maybe I'll bend the ol' ear...

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