Obama Unimpressively Returns $20,000 To His Employers
President Obama announced yesterday that he will voluntarily forfeit 5% of his salary because why should he be paid in full when the rest of the government underwent the slight trim of the sequester? What a benevolent gesture of unabashedly vacant political posturing. Before the White House pats itself on the back for yet another banal move to prove the executive understands what it’s like to be a real person in an age of austerity, they should reflect that the Constitutional Convention was not even unanimously in favor of paying the president in the first place. Though he was alone on the issue, Benjamin Franklin believed that federal officials should serve without a salary.