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RNC Communications - April 3, 2013

Don’t worry about that whole budget thing taxpayers, Obama is giving back 5 percent ($20k per year) of his salary to Treasury. And then he’ll hop on Air Force One to take a $180k per HOUR ride to fundraise with the same fat cat millionaires and billionaires he campaigned against. Makes sense to me.

 

Obama To Return 5 Percent Of Salary To Treasury

Associated Press

Josh Lederman

April 3, 2013

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_SALARY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-03-15-47-57

President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts, the White House said Wednesday.

Obama's decision grew out of a desire to share in the sacrifice that government employees are making, said a White House official, who was not authorized to discuss the decision publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Hundreds of thousands of workers could be forced to take unpaid leave - known as furloughs - if Congress does not reach an agreement to undo the cuts....

A 5 percent cut from the president's salary of $400,000 per year amounts to $1,667 per month. The move will be retroactive to the March 1 - the day the cuts started to kick in - and will remain in effect for the rest of 2013, the White House official said...


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