The President takes a "cut" in his pay. A token gesture. Too little too late.
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Too little too late.
Graft and corruption in our government is prevalent and unstoppable.
Greed and conniving are the only requirements to become a congressman or congress woman.
Is the whole world going mad?
A troubling email
This email is being circulated around the internet:
When I started this petition just over a month ago, I wondered (like everyone else) if we could really change anything. However, I think we can safely say our message is getting through!
In fact, just today President Obama announced he is taking a pay cut in solidarity with working families struggling due to Sequester cuts. . . just like we asked.
It is essential we give credit where credit is due, but we must continue to fight to end Sequestration and insist Congress return to respectful, reasoned and rational debate that reflects the real values of the American people.
It’s pretty amazing to think that in just over a month, we’ve had Congresswoman Duckworth respond to us directly, Congressman Loebsack is watching our work, and now the President of the United States has taken a pay cut, too!It just shows there is real strength in numbers - 360,000 and counting!
Thank you; We are having a remarkable effect!
Regards,Diane Russell, State Representative, Portland, Maine
P.S. Read the full story here!
This is supposed to signify some wonderful events happening in Washington?
- Obama To Return 5 Percent Of His Salary In Solidarity With Furloughed Federal Workers
WASHINGTON -- Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts. Obama's decision grew out of a desire to
We are all living with blindfolds on
The "cut" in pay
Are the American people really this shallow to believe that this symbolic gesture by the president will somehow magically make everything alright, or acceptable to the American people?
This is just too ridiculous to justify.
The President taking a 5% cut from his $400,000.00 annual salary is really nothing more than token gesture.
This "pay reduction" of $20,000.00 a year is what many Americans have to live on today, and this tiny amount will certainly NOT be felt, or cause any hardships, for this royal family.
This token gesture is just too little too late, and kind of ludicrous when you think about it.
We are witnessing the reduction of the wages of employees all over this country to the point of driving the middle class into poverty.
People would like to see every member of congress having their salaries cut as well ----
not to help the economy, but because they do not deserve being paid $174,000.00 per year, plus receiving the best "free" health care coverage this country has to offer, and adding insult to injury - maintaining their "salaries" for life as their 'retirement package'. They get paid religiously whether they work or not and probably get sick benefits if they are out of work due to a cold or the flu. They NEVER put in a 40 hour week and certainly do not do enough actual work to justify these big salaries.
These thieves do little or nothing for the people, and only pass legislation that benefits the already too wealth 1%.
These money mongers (under the guise of Corporate America) are enjoying their highest profits in history at the expense of the average American tax payer, and there is nothing to stop them from taking trillions of dollars more out of our economy in unnecessary bonuses, and outrageous salaries, that only promote more greed and self serving by this elite class of thieves.
The president's token gesture does nothing more than confirm to the wealthy that their plans, attitudes, and independence from public scrutiny is warranted, and even encouraged.
Instead of trying to appease the public with this nonsense, he should be pushing legislation that would curtail the greed, limit monopolies, ban exorbitant salaries, bonuses, and 'golden parachute' payouts for the thieves at the top of the food chain.
The top salaries are going up, the bottom wages are falling and the gap keeps widening between the extreme ends of our economic society.
He should also be pushing for legislation to make sure that EVERY SINGLE POLITICIAN is mandated to read the bills they sign into law.
The story behind this diversion
What they are trying to hide........
The new 'budget' that was passed and signed by this president, included two important bills that were slipped into this budget bill by persons unknown.
No one is taking responsibility for this crime against the American people, and this president should be held accountable for signing a bill with these riders attached to it.
If this is not government "graft" (illicit gains) i do not know what is. These are the two "riders" added to the budget bill:
- 1. a rider that states Monsanto, and others like them, will have the right to introduce genetically modified foods, and fish, into the wild without being questioned by anyone, or being held responsible for any 'side effects' of their actions. And without any requirement to disclose what foods are genetically modified.
- 2. a rider that bans the government from making any regulations to gun purchases, or ownership, and which also protects the gun manufacturers from being held responsible for any harm ever done by the use of their products.
There should be an immediate congressional committee assembled to investigate this event and those found responsible for 'sneaking' these riders into this bill should be fired, fined, jailed, and hung from a scaffold.
No one, in either the House of Representatives or the Senate, admits to knowing how these riders got onto this bill.
These "riders" should be negated immediately.
The corruption in our government is bold, brassy, and unstoppable and paid for by the wealthy, corporate America, and the hard working American people.
by: d.william 04/04/13
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© 2013 d.william
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