Obama Will Return Five Percent of His Salary

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

obama-fundraiserThe 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.

The president makes $400,000 per year. A 5 percent pay cut amounts to a little less than 1,700 per month.

The decision is retroactive to the beginning of March. That’s when $85 billion in federal spending cuts kicked in after lawmakers failed to agree on a plan to undo them.


  • Edgar

    On another note…President Obama will be going on a week long vacation to Fiji. Followed by a vacation to Hawaii…..

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  • Susan

    Should be 100%.

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  • oh no…..

    The mayor of this town should donate 100% of his mayoral salary back to north platte.

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  • f u

    He is the best! Great President and over all just a great man!

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    • Dude

      After you get done sucking his d*ck, dump the Kool-Aid and learn the facts about your black Jesus.

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  • Sista Mary Margret

    Make 75% then maybe it will be news worthy.

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  • Todd Kindred

    dont see congress or senate lining up to do the same, they all just bend us over….

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  • Vince

    Congress religiously hems and haws over giving our military (of which I am a 20 year Vet) a pay raise every year, yet when it comes to their own pay raise, there’s not even a question. They get their pay raise faster than you can blink.

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  • rowdy1

    I liked the year when those on social security were not given an increase in their benefit’s because there was no increase in cost of living. Yet all the boys on capitol hill got a cost of living increase.

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  • http://windows Hashime

    I will bet that “FU” is a lazy good for nothing welfare leaching person who is part of the problem with the U.S. Most likely a dope peddler too with a IQ much less than their shoe size.

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  • f u

    Not quite…. I work 2 jobs and am a successful person, oh and FYI i do not work for a union. But I understand due to your instant criticism that you fit the mold for Nebraska or the Midwest with extremely closed minded views. But thanks for your concern.

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  • humdinger

    Hashime…… Really???? Ill take that bet. How much? Don’t be a coward and back out of your offer now.

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  • big bad

    NObama has spent 1.3 billion on vacaions in what? 5 years? bush spent 59 mill in 8 years.. NObama just spent a whole bunch of money sending 2 planes to fly his 13 year old daughter to springbeak and her friends . OBama has more thn double our national debt in 4 years.. I can go on and on ,,,,,,,,,,

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    • Dude

      Not just any money, taxpayer money! We are paying for his countless vacations and private planes.

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  • f u

    Instead of placing all of the blame on one individual why not look at our nation of individuals that will not work… Here it comes… But Obama…. But Obama my butt its this generation of people that lack self pride and never leave dear ol’ mom and dads house. I read a story today on a different news site saying how it was ok for old college graduates to move back home over the age of 27… So for blame you had better call out the parents of time out and participation medals before you call out a guy who has to answer to a house and a senate plus you and me…

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  • http://google CONFUSD

    My Goodness get over it, Obama is President quit with the blame game it can be thrown back & forth to each party. Hashime that’s just rude why would you make such assumptions about a person just from a post;that’s just ignorance. People that did vote Obama are not welfare leaching people, I kinda doubt that Warren Buffet who voted Obama is a leach. I assure you that I am not a welfare leach and I have worked all my life.

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  • http://google CONFUSD

    big bad- Where did yo get those figures for vacations?, not saying you are wrong just curious. As Nancy Reagan said ” President’s don’t get vacations,they just get a change in scenery”. “The job goes with you, the responsibilties,the pressure,the office with the “nuclear football” it’s with the Commander-In-Chief at all times, no exceptions”. And I can’t find direct totals for money spent on vacations but the Washington Post shows Obama taking 131 days in his first four years & George Bush 1,020 in his 8yrs. so I guess it’s a wait and see. Keep in mind that some vacations such as going to Camp David involved the G-8 summit with Obama, and when Bush vacationed at his ranch he had meetings with foreign leaders, so who’s to say that they are really on vacation.

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  • Ty

    Nice…. A whopping 5%…. Whoohoo! What a joke.

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