Skip to comments.Obama to Return 5 Percent of Salary
Posted on 04/03/2013 12:41:02 PM PDT by OKRA2012
President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury Department, a senior White House official tells ABC News, a sign of solidarity with the federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester cuts.
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, a White House aide said.
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This is nothing but grandstanding which will be completely ineffective.
This guy is good. 5% is nothing compared to what he spends just on vacations.
Hey jerkweed, keep the money, just resign.
Doe a POTUS ever spend his own money?
Thank you, Dear Leader. Your loyal revolutionary comrades will build a Soviet-style monument to commemorate this great sacrifice.
Still WAY overpaid!
Some presidents took NO salary, because they were already rich. Herbert Hoover I believe. And maybe JFK.
Obama can easily afford to do that too.
5% is his standard tip rate.
Is he going to make it effective before or after his next vacation?
The redistribution of $1.4 billion each year
What can you buy for $1.4 billion a year? You can buy the most luxurious and costly royal presidency in history.
Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing,
flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to
the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.
In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
Author Robert Keith Gray writes in Presidential Perks Gone Royal that Obama
isnt the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of
his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has
risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.
Gray told The Daily Caller that the $1.4 billion spent on the Obama family last year is the total cost of the presidency, factoring the cost of the biggest staff in history at the highest wages ever, a 50 percent increase in the numbers of appointed czars and an Air Force One running with the frequency of a scheduled air line.
Perspective: $1.4 billion is equal to spending seven times Mitt Romneys entire net-worth every year. If Romney had to pay for Barack and Michelles lifestyle this year, he would have been bankrupted by the third week in February.
Now, can we please get back to talking about the evil, freeloading rich people, who didnt build anything and who need to “pay a little bit more.”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
That’s mighty white of him!
Mighty 1/2 white of him...
Eighteen seconds. A lifetime on FR...
You took too long to do the math.
IF he’s going to share the sacrifice then maybe he could pick up the tab on some of his recreational events at the White Hut and on the road.
Big Daddy $oros will just buy another warehouse full of copies of Obama’s 2 books.
Just pay for the AF1 jet fuel and we’ll call it even.
Well he can’t beat Rick Scott who takes no salary.
Wow, you sure dont hear that in the liberal media.
He’s full of sh*t. This is piss in a boot for 1 hour on AF1.
But will still go on vacations every other week.
Aim for 10% since you see government as your church.
Then again, you see yourself as a god too, so it’s all going back to you anyway.
Yep, we get a 20% pay cut due to furloughs and he “gives up” 5%. Well we should cut him some slack since he has to pay for his daughters to go to an expensive private school, since the DC public schools are not good enough for him. — NOT
Guess that’ll give him a major case of the warm fuzzies while he’s vacationing in a plush mansion this summer on Nantucket Island.
$20,000 is nothing compared to just one vacation that sopped up taxpayer money.
I am shocked that he is doing this. Hagel did this too. Except for JFK no other politician has done this. I hope this continues. It is a good step.
He gave 22,500 dollars. I hope everyone including yourself writes that check to the Department of Treasury. I know he is a disaster but this is a good thing.
Yep, we get a 20% pay cut due to furloughs
No were not. The cut the days from 22 days to 14 days. We are losing 13 percent...SO FAR. Haven’t even received our letters yet.
He should return 100% plus all vacation expenses with interest.
maybe he could use it to attend a basketball clinic or two.. seeing as how he has mastered golf..
And the phoniness continues.
No one has ever gorged at the taxpayer trough like Obama and his family. These pompous, pretentious buffoons feel entitled to everything, but have earned nothing. Bob
Why doesn’t he offer to pay a federal income tax rate of 50% and decline to use any tax loopholes (take deductions)?
I recently saw a statistic showing that Obozo has already spent $1.4 billion just on vacations alone. Since he is living totally on the public dime (plus), how would a return of a measly 5% compare to the total cost to the American taxpayer? This is a meaningless amount, but will lead to huge political gain. Those too stupid to realize what Obozo is doing will rave about him, and those who criticize him will further increase Obozo’s popularity among the illiterate.
Yep. We lose 20% of seven paychecks. Of course, it could be worse. It could still be 11 paychecks, or we could have to take it all at once...which would be a disaster.
he is obviously starting to feel the heat about his constant vacations and the overall impression of him being out of touch.
I would like him to return 5% of his Net Worth. Seeing how he has picked up Tens of Millions on the side above and beyond his salary as a President.
Once long ago and far far away that was called bribery and graft...
I would imagine only on personal items like family gifts, etc.
Exactly what I was thinking. His lavish vacations don’t come out of his own pocket - if he really wanted to impress, he would cancel those in favor of staycations - oh, wait, no doubt even those would be over the top expense wise.
This action by zer0 looks like algore giving his underwear to charity. No meaning and of no use. Seriously zer0, if you want to make an impression give it all back, stop the vacations, and take away moochelle’s staff.
will his wife and her free loading family stop taking vacations, spending millions , infact last year she spent 1.4 billion with all her spending, vacations, dinners, concerts etc
HUH our Govt does this and Hoover and many others and for him to do this is a farce,.
He and his freeloading family spent 1.4 billion on vacation, dinner,s concerts etc
Well Hell!...That jesture just fixes everything with me...He gives back 5% and takes 50% from us? That gives me a warm all over feeling in my shorts!