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Did Obama Donate 5 Percent of His Salary?

It’s still not clear.

Despite repeated requests by the Washington Free Beacon for an answer, the White House has refused to say whether President Obama took, as promised, a five percent pay cut in solidarity with federal employees furloughed as a result of the sequester last year.

According to the New York Times, Obama, who makes $400,000 a year, was to write a check for $20,000 to the federal government.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who had to have been expecting the question, said at today’s briefing he believed Obama had paid back the money but wasn’t sure, saying, “I’ll check for you.”

We’ll see.

12 thoughts on “Did Obama Donate 5 Percent of His Salary?”

  1. Of all the important issues facing America, this isn’t even a blip on the chart.
    Of course he didn’t write the Treasury a check for $2 much less $20,000, in fact, he used every legal loophole to reduce his income tax so he wouldn’t have to pay a dime more than he had to do. If he had paid that promised 5%, we would have had our regular TV progamming interrupted by a special live feed of him ceremoniously handing the check to some Treasury flunkie.

    What the sam hill is wrong with the press that they would even ask such a stupid question? Ask him where he was all night when Benghazi was under attack, ask him why he lied about Obamacare, ask him why he’s firing all the military brass, but for pete’s sake don’t ask ridiculous questions when they already know what the answer will be.
    We’re not fooled by these distractions, and it’s time the MSM realized they lost most of us as believers long ago.

  2. The MOOCH would have a stroke! She wanted to receive a salary herself, in addition to her Billion $$$ perks. Greedy sow!

    I am more curious about the $1M Nobel prize $$$. It was supposed to be donated to charity (in increments). When h*ll freezes over is my guess.

  3. Of course not. Words. Lies. Words. Lies. A cycle.

    I was gone for the day and checked some headlines — Obama to steal some more land from the people and hand it over to the government, and considering illegals in the military because apparently he hasn’t done enough to weaken our fighting forces. Also Puffer Pfeiffer announces “more executive actions to come”.

    Pretty much a rogue regime at this point.

    And I think Harry Reid is doing some more raking the Koch Brothers over the coals thing on somewhere in the halls of Congress which used to represent lawmakers.

    1. Notice that he only chastises the Koch brothers on the senate floor.
      If he did that in public they could sue him for everything he is worth.

      1. And maybe in the future, if there is a will, there may be a way. Harry Reid should be made to pay for what is clearly an abuse of office.

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