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Our gallivanting president

| Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Our gallivanting president

President Obama suggests cutting Social Security to save money while he boards “our” helicopter to fly to California to campaign for Democrats. He also offers to forfeit 5 percent of his salary.

Did he or anyone else ever calculate how much money he could save if he stayed in the White House at least one full week of each month and didn't gallivant anywhere?

How many jobs could he spare or White House tours could he save?

My suggestion to help our country in these crucial times: no campaigning by the president and no fact-finding tours by anyone in government. Also, freeze raises, pensions, haircuts and parties of any kind until we are out of the red. Stay home, conduct the country's business and start by figuring out how government personnel can pay for their own haircuts, contribute to their own pensions, and pay for their own gas and cars. I am sure others can come up with a million ideas about how our officials can save money and our fantastic country.

Mary Ann Badar

Hempfield

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