The NYT reports:
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 budget cutting process known as sequester, an administration official said Wednesday.That's no good at all. Giving the money to the Treasury?
That's like one member of a gang of thieves giving money to other members in the gang.
What would be nice is if the gang doesn't steal it in the first place!
But since such ideas are heresy, how about a more reasonable one:
Cut our taxes by 5%! Or is that wishful thinking too?
Why is Obama doing this (other than for PR, that is)?
“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,” an official said.Oh Barry!
Don't feel sorry for the "public servants". They can now (hopefully) try to get a job that's not related to the government gang, and really become public servants in the marketplace.
That is, if they can jump through all the hoops, red tape and restrictions that have been placed in their way to finding such a job.
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