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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:17 PM
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President Obama to freeze pay of WH staffers making over 100k
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:17 PM by firedupdem
on MSNBC Now! Great Move!

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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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1. I love him but what about his own pay?
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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3. Congress determines his pay
duh.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:19 PM
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4. Everything is basiclly provided for him
And why can't he have his meager pay? WhaT is it $265,000.00 a year? To run a COUNTRY?
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spartan61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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7. I believe the President earns $400,000 per year.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:35 PM
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11. I agree he earns it but I asked because I remember that JFK donated
all of his wages to charity. However, I do not think that President Obama is a rich as JFK was.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:44 PM
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12. Here's the answer (Obama was one of the poorest members of the Senate)
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:44 PM by DainBramaged
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_St...

The First U.S. Congress voted to pay George Washington a salary of $25,000 a year, about $566,000 in 2008 terms. Washington, already a wealthy man, refused to accept his salary; however, he asked for his living expenses to be covered. Theodore Roosevelt spent his entire $50,000 salary on entertaining guests at the White House.<14> John F. Kennedy donated his salary to charities.<15>

Date established Salary Salary in 2008
dollars

September 24, 1789 $25,000 $566,000
March 3, 1873 $50,000 $865,000
March 4, 1909 $75,000 $1,714,000
January 19, 1949 $100,000 $875,000
January 20, 1969 $200,000 $1,135,000
January 20, 2001 $400,000 $471,000


Traditionally, the President is the highest-paid public employee. President Obama currently earns $400,000 per year, along with a $50,000 expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.<11> The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001; prior to the change, the President earned $200,000, plus expense accounts.

Prior to passage by Congress of the Former Presidents Act (FPA) in 1958, retired Presidents did not receive a pension. All living Presidents in 1959 began to receive a pension of $25,000 per year, an office and a staff. The pension has increased numerous times with Congressional approval. Retired Presidents now receive a pension based on the salary of the current administration's cabinet secretaries (Executive Level I), which is $191,300 as of 2008.<19> Some former Presidents have also collected congressional pensions.<20> The FPA, as amended, also provides former presidents with travel funds and mailing privileges.



He deserves EVERY penny for running the largest corporation in the World.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:20 PM
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6. Jeez...
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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2. Wow.
Well done.
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spartan61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:20 PM
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5. Too bad the Congress didn't do the same thing instead of
giving themselves another raise. Didn't Chief Justice Roberts also ask for a big raise?
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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8. Kicking ass! My President! n/t
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:23 PM
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9. Mr. Freeze
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:27 PM by bluestateguy


Actually, I would freeze the pay of any federal employee making over $100,000.
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oviedodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:23 PM
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10. The lobbyist rules are ridiculous. You can't lobby the office if you leave
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:06 PM
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13. It's been a revolving door for decades
I guess we know where your loyalties lie. :eyes:
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