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Obama to Return 5 Percent of Salary
ABC ^ | 4/3/13 | Arlette Saenz

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: insulting; obamaprstunt; obamasalary; sequester; sequesterpunishes; stopparties; stopspending; stunt
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Is five percent all he can give?

This is nothing but grandstanding which will be completely ineffective.

1 posted on 04/03/2013 12:41:02 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

This guy is good. 5% is nothing compared to what he spends just on vacations.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 12:42:09 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: OKRA2012

Hey jerkweed, keep the money, just resign.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 12:42:21 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: OKRA2012
After this magnanimous gesture he will no doubt take a vacation.
4 posted on 04/03/2013 12:43:22 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: OKRA2012

Doe a POTUS ever spend his own money?


5 posted on 04/03/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: OKRA2012

Thank you, Dear Leader. Your loyal revolutionary comrades will build a Soviet-style monument to commemorate this great sacrifice.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 12:45:39 PM PDT by lurk
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To: OKRA2012

Still WAY overpaid!


7 posted on 04/03/2013 12:46:12 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: OKRA2012
This is insulting to American taxpayers.

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.

8 posted on 04/03/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: OKRA2012

5% is his standard tip rate.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 12:48:39 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: OKRA2012

Is he going to make it effective before or after his next vacation?


10 posted on 04/03/2013 12:49:58 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: OKRA2012

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
isn’t 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 Romney’s entire net-worth every year. If Romney had to pay for Barack and Michelle’s 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 didn’t 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)


11 posted on 04/03/2013 12:50:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: OKRA2012

That’s mighty white of him!


12 posted on 04/03/2013 12:51:31 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: OKRA2012

Mighty 1/2 white of him...


13 posted on 04/03/2013 12:51:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: rcrngroup

Eighteen seconds. A lifetime on FR...


14 posted on 04/03/2013 12:52:42 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: driftdiver
This guy is good. 5% is nothing compared to what he WE spend just on HIS vacations.

Fixed it

15 posted on 04/03/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
1/2

You took too long to do the math.

16 posted on 04/03/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

HA!!!


17 posted on 04/03/2013 1:02:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: OKRA2012

How generous.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 1:03:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: OKRA2012

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.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 1:06:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!

Big Daddy $oros will just buy another warehouse full of copies of Obama’s 2 books.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 1:07:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: OKRA2012

Just pay for the AF1 jet fuel and we’ll call it even.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 1:09:45 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: OKRA2012

Well he can’t beat Rick Scott who takes no salary.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 1:11:19 PM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: memyselfandi59

Wow, you sure dont hear that in the liberal media.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 1:12:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: OKRA2012

He’s full of sh*t. This is piss in a boot for 1 hour on AF1.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 1:12:25 PM PDT by rhubarbk (BHO = FUBAR)
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To: OKRA2012

But will still go on vacations every other week.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 1:15:37 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: OKRA2012

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.


26 posted on 04/03/2013 1:16:32 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: OKRA2012

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


27 posted on 04/03/2013 1:16:36 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: OKRA2012

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.


28 posted on 04/03/2013 1:16:51 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: OKRA2012

Keep it...just leave.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 1:20:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: OKRA2012

$20,000 is nothing compared to just one vacation that sopped up taxpayer money.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 1:23:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: OKRA2012

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.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: boop

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.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 1:27:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: GreyFriar

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.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 1:29:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: OKRA2012

He should return 100% plus all vacation expenses with interest.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 1:29:48 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: OKRA2012

maybe he could use it to attend a basketball clinic or two.. seeing as how he has mastered golf..


35 posted on 04/03/2013 1:30:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: OKRA2012

And the phoniness continues.

Pathetic.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 1:32:30 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Revolting cat!

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


37 posted on 04/03/2013 1:32:31 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You've found your faith, but lost your soul." Al Stewart from "Here in Angola")
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To: OKRA2012

38 posted on 04/03/2013 1:35:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: OKRA2012

Why doesn’t he offer to pay a federal income tax rate of 50% and decline to use any tax loopholes (take deductions)?


39 posted on 04/03/2013 1:37:11 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: OKRA2012

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.


40 posted on 04/03/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


41 posted on 04/03/2013 1:44:20 PM PDT by 22202NOVA
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To: OKRA2012

lol

he is obviously starting to feel the heat about his constant vacations and the overall impression of him being out of touch.


43 posted on 04/03/2013 1:54:52 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: OKRA2012

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...


44 posted on 04/03/2013 1:55:41 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I would imagine only on personal items like family gifts, etc.


45 posted on 04/03/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by matt04
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To: driftdiver

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.


46 posted on 04/03/2013 1:59:05 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: OKRA2012

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.


47 posted on 04/03/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: OKRA2012

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


48 posted on 04/03/2013 2:01:04 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: napscoordinator

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


49 posted on 04/03/2013 2:02:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: OKRA2012

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!


50 posted on 04/03/2013 2:06:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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