April 3, 2013

IS HE TRYING TO PROVE THAT WE PAY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TOO MUCH?:

In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His Salary (PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR, April 3, 2013, NY Times)

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 automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, an administration official said Wednesday. [...]

The president makes $400,000 a year, so a pay cut of 5 percent for the whole year amounts to $20,000; an administration official said Mr. Obama would pay back that amount, compressing the total over the remaining months of the fiscal year.

To make the self-caricature complete, oughtn't he don a sweater and turn down the thermostat?
Posted by at April 3, 2013 8:28 PM
  

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