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Obama Sequesters Himself
to Prove the Wrong Point

The Atlantic, by Philip Bump

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Posted By:FlyRight, 4/3/2013 5:18:30 PM

In a measure of solidarity with those affected by the budget-slashing government sequestration, President Obama is giving up 5 percent of his salary for rest of the year, which is almost as admirable and sensible as a mansion-owner shutting off his marble fountains during a drought.This is not to imply that the president shouldn´t demonstrate some unity with those who´ve been furloughed or lost work because of the blind slashing the sequestration prompted. People like Jeff Maryak, profiled by BuzzFeed, who is considering re-enlisting to make ends meet after a 27 percent pay cut.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 4/3/2013 5:22:26 PM     (No. 9257985)

Let me fix this. The greatest liar ever to occupy the White House SAID he was giving up 5% of his salary for the rest of the year. We all know it isn´t going to happen.

By the way, you dumb schmuck, you´ve taken 30% of the equity in my home away from me. Go to...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 4/3/2013 5:24:22 PM     (No. 9257987)

Obama is completely incapable of making life better for anyone. So he is going to make it look like suffering is noble.

This is the way that Carter behaved from the beginning of his presidency.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lala, 4/3/2013 5:26:58 PM     (No. 9257989)

Why does he even need a salary anyway? He lives in a nice house, for free. He eats nice meals, for free. He´s waited on hand and foot, for free. He travels all over the world, for free, as does his spouse and spawn. Mooch gets her icky clothes from wack-a-doodle designers, for free. He´s still campaigning, no doubt lining a Swiss bank account with bribe money. So seriously, what does he need a salary for? Cigarettes?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lylacat, 4/3/2013 5:44:58 PM     (No. 9258004)

Let him keep 5% of his salary, and have him and Michelle fund their own expensive, lavish and luxurious vacations. They should be paying for their own vacations; no other couple in the white house has ever expected the taxpayer to fund such expensive outings, and it would be a nice gesture if they would travel together instead of Michelle taking her own plane, and 0bama flying in his; do they not know that doubles the expense? Well, they do not care, they are not paying for any of it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/3/2013 6:00:03 PM     (No. 9258027)

It´s all about the "optics". I bet this was another of ValJar´s losing strategies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 4/3/2013 6:01:12 PM     (No. 9258028)

Anyone know the ´charity´ that the 2009 Nobel peace prize money was given to??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CEP, 4/3/2013 6:09:57 PM     (No. 9258040)

But this won´t affect his or his families vacations

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Miss Daisy, 4/3/2013 6:11:57 PM     (No. 9258042)

The president of Cyprus has cut his salary by 25%. I say Obama should match that or top that. And while he is at it, how about no more vacations for him and the family; no more WH parties with celebrities; no more golf outings; no more wasteful campaigning boondoggles.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/3/2013 6:38:36 PM     (No. 9258069)

Give up the endless campaign travel, the vacations and the WH parties. If you do that then I might feel like you have skin in the game. Big deal, 5%. We pay for your total existence so I am not impressed. You are an ass.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 4/3/2013 7:04:34 PM     (No. 9258095)

There hasn´t been any budget slashing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 4/3/2013 7:46:26 PM     (No. 9258141)

A useless gesture for pretended compassion.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kate318, 4/3/2013 8:05:30 PM     (No. 9258162)

I would´ve loved to have been a fly on the wall when the Mooch found out about this.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: marthaville, 4/3/2013 8:11:46 PM     (No. 9258168)

He needs to reduce his salary by 50%. He will still have $200,000. Plus the US taxpayer pays for all his expenses, including family vacations and golf trips. He should be able to live on $200,000. Or is he another greedy Democrat multi-millionaire?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 4/3/2013 8:20:08 PM     (No. 9258176)

5% of his salary for the year?

That is about the equivalent of fifteen minutes of his Kid´s vacation expense,
Three Minutes of one of Moochhell´s vacations, or 30 seconds of what they cost us when the whole family goes on vacation.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/3/2013 8:45:44 PM     (No. 9258202)

Reducing his salary by 100% would bring it more into line for his performance. Still better would be a full refund to the Treasury of what he has been paid since being elected to the Senate.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/4/2013 8:16:12 AM     (No. 9258697)

The last it was reported, Barry amassed himself a $7,000,000 fortune in a little over 3 years while in the WH. 5% is peanuts. As a millionaire and grifting off the taxpayers, he should be paid zero.

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