Sequester: Obama Gives Back 5% & Fires Biden

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. pspr


    The New York Times reports:

    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.

    Politico adds:
    "The salary for the president, as with members of Congress, is set by law and cannot be changed," the official said. "However, 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."

    Just kidding about Biden. But he sure needs to be fired!
  2. nah just change his title to "court jester".
  3. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    So Obama is going to give $20,000 back to the Treasury, is he?

    Why doesn't he agree to work for $1 until the economy gets back on its feet, like some CEOs do?
  4. pspr


    But, we don't have the money for a court jester, PT. We should at least cut him back to under 30 hours a week and eliminate his health care benefits. :D
  5. pspr


    It wasn't too long ago that he was complaining that Michelle no longer has an income coming in. I'm surprised he hasn't made her a White House advisor for $200,000 a year.
  6. Lucrum


    Obama has never been a CEO, or much of anything else of consequence for that matter.
  7. Maybe he should take vacations which cost $Thousands instead of $Millions...
  8. LEAPup


    As he taxis down the runway, he's smiling saying, "let them eat cake." :mad:
  9. pspr


    He's the little kid who lives in the white house.

    I read a Pew poll today that says 26% still think he could be the anti-Christ.
  10. If he wants to make a symbolic gesture, he should stop taking vacations. Of course, he should have done that several hundred million dollars ago.
    #10     Apr 3, 2013