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Obama’s chump change
New York Daily News, by Editorial

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Posted By:toledo, 4/4/2013 7:38:40 AM

President Obama is giving back 5% of his $400,000 salary to show solidarity with federal workers hit by the dread sequester. That’s not much of a nick to a man who has no worries about living expenses and has plenty of independent income, to boot. But, hey, symbolism counts. It’s an appropriate gesture for a debate about debt and deficits that’s shallow, thanks in no small part to Obama. The dread sequester — remember that? — went into effect one month ago, following weeks of presidential fear-mongering about the automatic cuts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/4/2013 7:45:40 AM     (No. 9258635)

Sequester his planes, 4 of his 5 chefs, his party allowance, his vacation allowance, his golf trips and mooch´s wardrobe allowance and then we´ll talk about solidarity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/4/2013 7:52:53 AM     (No. 9258644)

His measley 5% is less than spit in the ocean but having to cut Head Start programs everywhere is a blessing in disguise. We just won´t have to pay for daycare for everybody else´s children.




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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 4/4/2013 8:10:28 AM     (No. 9258684)

What #1 said----I AGREE!!!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 4/4/2013 8:15:26 AM     (No. 9258693)

Aw gosh, the humanity of Obama. He is so generous. Solidarity? You bet, I´m going right down and pitch a nickel into the cup of the homeless man and I´ll do so every week. So, I am in solidarity with the One! S/C off!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 4/4/2013 8:21:13 AM     (No. 9258707)

He´s going to write a check to the "treasury?" There will be great pomp and circumstance, but the check will be shredded and never cashed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rod reese, 4/4/2013 8:26:42 AM     (No. 9258722)

He spends 5% of his time being president. The rest is golf and vacations on the taxpayer dime.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/4/2013 8:35:06 AM     (No. 9258740)

I cannot think of a comment that would make it past the censors.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/4/2013 9:21:58 AM     (No. 9258834)

Pay him $40 million to just go away. Hands down best taxpayer expense in history.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pockets64, 4/4/2013 9:27:10 AM     (No. 9258853)

And don´t forget the monthly vacations.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/4/2013 10:12:01 AM     (No. 9258962)

Keep your boney butt in Wash DC instead of flying all over the country telling us you need nancy nut job in the House so you can destroy America quicker. I like #8 idea.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lylacat, 4/4/2013 11:02:26 AM     (No. 9259075)

This man is appalling; he gets to live in the white house for free; he travels with five chefs, he takes Air Force One out for million dollar golf outings; 0bama and Michelle spend millions on lavish parties;he spends more money than any other president. I would be really impressed of he and Michelle would give up their many expensive, lavish, and luxurious vacations. 5% is paltry, and quite frankly insulting to the American people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/4/2013 12:06:15 PM     (No. 9259260)

Obie, hate to tell you that your math is wrong but it IS. Make that 20% and we can talk!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pindarjr, 4/4/2013 3:15:27 PM     (No. 9259558)

IF Obama were pushing for a 5% cut in both the salaries of all federal workers and the checks going to federal retirees, I might be mpressed.

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