President Obama Freezes Pay

President Obama on Wednesday had a pretty busy day undermining things that President Bush had created over the last eight years. These involved secrecy of presidential papers ¬†as well as a shutdown at gitmo. These did not catch our eye, what did raise an eyebrow was when he froze the salary of 100 people at the Whitehouse who are considered staff. There pay was frozen because they all earn over $100,000 a year. These high-paid aides in a what can only be viewed as a symbolic gesture to the country’s economic turmoil and the over 7% unemployed. The pay freeze would hold salaries at their current levels those affected by President Obama which includes the White House chief of staff, national security adviser and press secretary, as well as some who work behind the scenes. The White House officals said the move would help ito stretch the budget. This is of course silly because there is no automatic raise for this staff they come from the President and in any case the amount in question is small since it deals with only a small portion of the total White House staff. But it is nice to know that there are 101 people in the Whitehouse that earn a total of $10,250,000. We did notice that President Obama did not give himself a paycut or reduce his salary, does the President even need a paycheck? Housing, meals transportation are all free. He even has bowling alley if he want to have a family night. Could President Obama be another do as I say not as I do democrat?

National Debt 1/20/1999 5,623,807,213,463.02
National Debt 1/20/2009 10,626,877,048,913.08

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