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Obama returns 5% of his salary

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[url="http://www.wral.com/obama-to-return-5-percent-of-salary-to-treasury/12300456/"]http://www.wral.com/obama-to-return-5-percent-of-salary-to-treasury/12300456/[/url]

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[b]WASHINGTON — [/b]The White House says President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in light of automatic spending cuts that have led to furloughs for thousands of federal workers.
A White House official says Obama decided to return part of his salary each month for the rest of the year to share in the sacrifice that government employees are making. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the decision publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.[/quote]

LOL...yeah...wasn't authorized.

Sorry...in leiu of Obama's vacations (which I'm not bemoaning), the entire sequester meme is falling on deaf ears. Especially with the lavishness of Biden's trips and the upcoming parties.

[url="http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/white-house-memphis-soul-concert-feature-justin-timberlake-al-green-queen-latifah-and-others_714466.html"]http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/white-house-memphis-soul-concert-feature-justin-timberlake-al-green-queen-latifah-and-others_714466.html[/url]

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Next week Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and many others will perform at the White House in a "Memphis Soul" concert, the White House announced today.
"As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.
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I've never complained about any POTUS vacations in the past. Bush took 1000+ days away from his DC residence compare to Obama's 200. It's always been understood that no matter where the President is at any moment, he can do his job because the WH travels with him.

That being said, I laugh at these millionaires who take a 5% pay cut from their government salary they don't even miss.

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[quote name='Gazi' timestamp='1365017833' post='2184900']
[b]I've never complained about any POTUS vacations in the past.[/b] Bush took 1000+ days away from his DC residence compare to Obama's 200. It's always been understood that no matter where the President is at any moment, he can do his job because the WH travels with him.

That being said, I laugh at these millionaires who take a 5% pay cut from their government salary they don't even miss.
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I have and I will continue to do so.

Let them eat cake...

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But if congress would follow suit.....

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Don't worry I'm sure Obamey will make up those revenues in gun sales commisions.

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[quote name='Gazi' timestamp='1365017833' post='2184900']
I've never complained about any POTUS vacations in the past. Bush took 1000+ days away from his DC residence compare to Obama's 200. It's always been understood that no matter where the President is at any moment, he can do his job because the WH travels with him.

That being said, I laugh at these millionaires who take a 5% pay cut from their government salary they don't even miss.
[/quote]This is what I think is most sad about American politics. How a pol can be caught being scandalous of some nature and then someone says " yeah, but so-n-so did this". So then you get americans to argue back and forth about whose the bigger dirtbag. When in all reality they are all dirtbags, who should be held responsible for the things they do. I voted for bush cause I wanted every 3rd dollar of ss to be invested in a personal account for me. He lost that battle and I did not reward him with a 2nd vote. How many people went back and voted for more of Obamey's empty promises?

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Nobody can hold a candle to Ronnie for vacation time.

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[quote name='Delhommey' timestamp='1365099349' post='2186003']
Nobody can hold a candle to Ronnie for vacation time.
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Look what she did, look what he did, look what Bush did, look what goddamn.....
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Let he who freely gives an extra 5% to the treasury cast the first stone.

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1365103383' post='2186088']


Look what she did, look what he did, look what Bush did, look what goddamn.....
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When your job ages you 20 years in 8, you can put in for all the vacay your heart desires.

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[quote name='Delhommey' timestamp='1365109465' post='2186219']

When your job ages you 20 years in 8, you can put in for all the vacay your heart desires.
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There you go....do the right thing....give them a blank check....that's a good little American.

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If they would just balance the budget like your checkbook...

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