Fear not, furloughed federal workers! Obama to return 5 percent of his salary

Former presidents, unless they disappear into the witness protection program like George W. Bush, become wealthier than Mafia-owned banks in Sicily.

Ex-prezs rake in the dough from speaking engagements and from writing books that are transparent attempts at revisionist history.

And wasn’t it a damn shame that Warren G. Harding never learned to write. Perhaps history would have been kinder to him.

Barack Obama may make even more money post-White House if he hones his jump shot and signs with the Philadelphia 76ers, who sadly have some guys who shoot even worse than him.

Keep that in perspective regarding Obama’s financial “sacrifice.”

As a gesture of solidarity with federal workers whose income are being sacrificed as a result of the sequester budget cuts, Obama will return 5 percent of his salary — from March 1 through the rest of the calendar year — to the Treasury.

Five percent of 10 months’ worth of a presidential salary — $400,000 — comes out to $16,667.

Granted, $16K is chump change in the Treasury coffers. But it’s the thought that warms the cockles of our hearts in a spring colder than Wynonna Judd’s sex appeal.

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5 thoughts on “Fear not, furloughed federal workers! Obama to return 5 percent of his salary

  1. Gwen says:

    Gee, there has not been anything about the Obama’s heading for vacation spots lately. Guess toooooo much snow in Detroit and Martha’s Vineyard? But there are warmer places to spend our M-O-N-E-Y. Heck, what does it cost just for the airfare on Air Force One or Two? $500 an hour?

  2. Gwen says:

    Giggles. From a headline on a nation news website it looks like Obama is taking a mini(?) vacation: “Obama dips his toes in 2014 waters”.

  3. Gwen says:

    Boy was I off about the cost of using AirForceOne. Text copied from frontpagemag.com “Travel time for Air Force One direct from Washington D.C. to Hawaii is about 9 hours or as high as $1,635,813 each way for a total of $3,271,622 for the round trip to Hawaii and back.”

  4. Murray says:

    Didn’t Hagel do this before Obama did?

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