We got it made

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  1. Petra Vlah profile image59
    Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago

    With Obama returning 5% of his salary our worry should be put to rest. The "big saving" will probably go to other extravagant spending of the administration and we will still be where we are right now (deep Sh@it that is)

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    Now, that is admirable smile I think ALL politicians should do that .... FOR THE PEOPLE since the People already give so much. Don't think we'll ever see that in Canada tongue operation fraudulent elections and finding a 'fall guy' is their fave game lately hmm

    1. Petra Vlah profile image59
      Petra Vlahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      More than anything else this is a symbolic gesture and it has no real impact other than showing his "concern" for people who are hurting.
      Sure 5% is better than nothing, but considering his expensive golf expeditions this is a drop in a bucket that has no bottom

      1. gmwilliams profile image81
        gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

        1. Petra Vlah profile image59
          Petra Vlahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Would this amount to the trillions of dollars we are in debt?!

  3. healthyfitness profile image83
    healthyfitnessposted 5 years ago

    I personally believe that politicians shouldn't get paid at all tongue

    1. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Problem with that is that you end up with the rich and powerful even more firmly entrenched in government as they are the only ones able to afford to do the job..

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Or you open up the door for more acceptance of bribes...

  4. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The bucket needs to be filled with a lot of drops.  So it sounds like a start.

  5. Reality Bytes profile image84
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    The Obama's will consume more than 5% of his salary on caviar alone! 



    Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama

    "President Obama has spent far more lavishly on White House state dinners than previous chief executives, including nearly $1 million on a 2010 dinner for Mexico's president, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner."

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/spending- … le/2511758

    1. Cletus Jones profile image58
      Cletus Jonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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      1. Reality Bytes profile image84
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Denial is not a river in Egypt!



        It’s Good to be King: The Extravagance of the Obama Family

        On Thanksgiving, the Obamas had a feast that would have made Marie Antoinette green with envy. President Obama spends outrageous sums of money for lavish dinners and his family gets multiple vacations per year. Meanwhile, 23 million Americans are still out of work and we have to hear from our King President that the rich are evil and that he is the friend of the middle class.

        However, since ascending to the highest office, President Obama has spoken a great deal about everybody pitching in, making do with less to get out of this crisis that he and his Marxist allies made infinitely more volatile.

        However, for him and his family, there’s nothing too good. In 3 years, Michelle Obama took 16 vacations! She flies around the world on our taxpayer-funded plane while her husband tells us how he’s a friend of the middle class.
        The royal treatment doesn’t stop there; Obama has taken to throwing lavish dinners with celebrity chefs, event planners and has even had Beyonce perform for him and his guests. In May 2012, Obama threw a dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon that cost $969,793. Gary Walters, the Chief Usher for the White House for every President from Reagan to George W. Bush says the highest costing dinner he can remember was in the $190,000 to $200,000 range.
        http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/i … n-3348419/

      2. Soul Man Dancer profile image59
        Soul Man Dancerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        He heard about the White House Budget on Fox News and they twisted it to look like the Obamas spend their personal money on caviar. Really, what if they do? They can afford it, but not as much as the Bushes, who consume more now than the White House.

        1. Reality Bytes profile image84
          Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Haha,  I do not even own a television!

          And then?

          1. Soul Man Dancer profile image59
            Soul Man Dancerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            You don't need to. You own a computer.

            Who are you?

            1. Reality Bytes profile image84
              Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

              I woke up in a Soho doorway
              A policeman knew my name
              He said, "You can go sleep at home tonight
              If you can get up and walk away"


              The Who

              1. Soul Man Dancer profile image59
                Soul Man Dancerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                That's what I thought.

                1. Reality Bytes profile image84
                  Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  'Who am I?' The physical body, composed of the seven dhatus, is not 'I'. The five sense organs… and the five types of perception known through the senses… are not 'I'. The five parts of the body which act… and their functions… are not 'I'. The five vital airs such as prana, which perform the five vital functions such as respiration, are not 'I'. Even the mind that thinks is not 'I'. In the state of deep sleep vishaya vasanas remain. Devoid of sensory knowledge and activity, even this [state] is not 'I'. After negating all of the above as 'not I, not I', the knowledge that alone remains is itself 'I'. The nature of knowledge is sat-chit-ananda [being-consciousness-bliss].

                  Sri Ramana Maharshi

                  1. Cletus Jones profile image58
                    Cletus Jonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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              2. bBerean profile image61
                bBereanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                That's all I really wanna know.

        2. Petra Vlah profile image59
          Petra Vlahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Cletus Jones,
          If the Obamas spend their PERSONAL money on champagne and caviar that is perfectly fine with me, BUT if they spend our money (and I can assure you they DO), that is not the change we voted for - twice!

  6. Reality Bytes profile image84
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    The Hubless wonders, in formation!

    lol

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzZfeY3Sw3dWVKT43Rx5bAis49xjtxPxLYi4UB7fWmDioCAwscWQ

 
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