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Bryan Preston


April 3, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Symbolic. Nothing more.

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 voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1, the official said, and apply through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends in September. The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of spending cuts to nondefense 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, before joining the president’s entourage for a round of golf, a party with Justin Timberlake, and then an expensive, luxurious flight to Denver to sell the president’s doomed gun control plan.

I may have embellished that last sentence a little.

The president’s official salary is $400,000, so a 5% giveback amounts to $20,000. But he makes far more off his two autobiographies, and his house, meals, security and travel are all paid for by you and by me. He and his family have already taken four vacations in 2013, all on our dime.

He isn’t cutting back on any of that.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Yippee! That saves about 9 minutes of the expense to fly AF1 to campaign to end our 2nd amendment rights.
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Actually, his monthly paycheck is about $30,000; which would be about $1650 a month - somehow that sounds more like it.

It's pretty funny that a guy who has next to no living expenses currently is sympathizing with people who have to pay the rent and utilities and put gas in their cars - won't even mention what has happened to their health insurance!

(Yes, I do realize that there are upkeep expenses on the Obama's home in Chicago - but let's face it - a vacant home doesn't cost that much.
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