Hardship: Obama Pretends He’ll Sacrifice 5% of His Salary

Posted by on Apr 03, 2013 at 3:18 pm

The man with the billion-dollar vacation budget is claiming he’ll be scraping by with a meager 5% pay cut. That’ll really leave him destitute, huh?

Is there anything he won’t sacrifice for America?

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 budget cutting process known as sequester, an administration official said Wednesday.

The voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1 and apply through the rest of the calendar year, the official said. The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of automatic spending cuts to non-defense federal agencies that took effect that day.

“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,” the official said.

What a guy. They pull this stunt just as he flies to California for a massive Democrat fundraiser, on your dime. He’ll be parting with less than $17,000, or about what it takes to operate Air Force One for what, five minutes?

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4 Responses to “Hardship: Obama Pretends He’ll Sacrifice 5% of His Salary”

  1. Lightwave on 3/03/13 at 7:05 pm

    I think this is a great idea…

    …Great for reminding liberals that Obamee is in the 1% and worth millions of dollars, who is rich enough to give $20,000 back without batting an eye.

    Republicans, if they had an ounce of sense, would be out there asking Americans what they would do with that $20,000 that the President is rich enough to just give away.

    Find some smelly Occupy hippies and ask them.

  2. don't drink the kool-aid! on 3/03/13 at 8:22 pm

    Doesn’t comrade dear leader give all his money to charity while crushing the evil kapitalist pig one percenters?