Obama to Return Portion of Salary
President says he's making 5% gesture to support federal workers
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2013 2:19 PM CDT
President Obama waves as he enters the Oval Office on Monday.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – President Obama will return 5% of his salary every month as a gesture of support for federal workers soon to be hit with unpaid furloughs, reports the New York Times. Given his $400,000 salary, the move amounts to about $16,600 through the end of the year. A White House official says the percentage is on par with cuts that non-defense federal agencies are facing under the sequester. Defense chief Chuck Hagel made a similar move yesterday.

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Apr 4, 2013 11:49 PM CDT
Republicans would balk at doing the same thing. All they do is lie, cheat, steal & raise taxes only on Democrats in N. Carolina.
Apr 4, 2013 9:41 PM CDT
o how very nnniicccccceeeeee of him! what a very fine top of the line ever so gooooooooooood person he is!!!!!!
Apr 4, 2013 10:01 AM CDT
Is that 5% of his monthly salary returned every month or 5% of his yearly salary returned every month, which would be a 60% return.