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Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

President Obama, whose $400,000 annual salary is set by law, will write a check to the U.S. Treasury every month beginning in April to give back 5 percent to the government.

Since the mandatory, across-the-board sequestration spending cuts went into effect March 1, he's also making a retroactive payment of $20,000 for last month.

This is a good gesture — setting an example of his sincerity of sharing the financial sacrifice to lessen the national debt.

But a brilliant political move would be to return his entire $400,000 salary. With our politicians of both parties having spent billions, wouldn't it seem wise and just to return a meager $400,000?

Forgive me. I forgot we have the best politicians money can buy in both Democrats and Republicans.

Bernard Barch

Tarentum

 

 
 


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