Wednesday, April 3, 2013

President Obama to give up a portion of his salary

This article  notes that President Barack Obama will put 5% of his paycheck back into the federal government's coffers in a show of unity with furloughed federal workers, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Obama, whose $400,000 annual salary is set in law and can't officially be changed, will write a check made out to the U.S. treasury every month beginning in April. Since the mandatory across-the-board spending cuts went into effect March 1, his payment for last month will be paid retroactively.

Shows solidarity and leadership. Will the Congress as a whole do the same? Highly doubtful.

While I applaud the president's decision to share in the sacrifice - - - I wish that for this year he would have given up 17% of his salary. That would cover the cost of one Hellfire missile.

Then he could honestly say "The next drone strike is on the House" !!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well I applaud Obama's efforts in doing this, He should have started balancing the budget which he should have started along time ago, instead of trying to bankrupt this country by the out of control spending by his administration.

Lets see maybe the rest of the dysfunctional administration should also do the same or better yet lets have them take a 5-20% pay cut as they are demanding of the government workers (who by the way make too much for little work they do).