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By all means continue with the charade

By all means continue with the charade

The Obama Administration has come up with another transparent stunt to attempt to paint the lackluster sequester doom as something other than the PR attempt that it was.

Obama announced he would give 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury, a move that has now been copied by four of his Cabinet members: John Kerry, Janet Napolitano, Chuck Hagel, and Jacob Lew.

Each of the Cabinet officials’ 5 percents will go to charities or foundations to support their staff. If you ask me what charities or foundations support government staffers, I cannot answer you.

Lefties, you know the ones who routinely say they’d pay more taxes if given the chance, are heralding the heroic move.

John Kerry’s 5% of his $183,500 salary comes out to $9,175. It turns out $9,175 out of his 2011 net worth of $184 million (wife Teresa is worth $1 billion) means that Kerry is essentially providing .00498 % of his net worth.

By all means.

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Maybe Kerry could chip in a case of ketchup too since he’s being all sincere about this. This is such a sham.

“If you ask me what charities or foundations support government staffers, I cannot answer you.” I can: us, the taxpayers of the U.S.; us, the suckers to die in their wars, send our kids and grandkids to die in the wars they’re too cowardly to call wars; the idiots who keep voting for the same “moderate conservatives” each election and wonder why they don’t oppose the Progressives; the fools who believe every claim of opposition to them “Oh, yeah, we’re going to oppose ObamaCare”; “Yeah we don’t want amnesty” … that who supports government staffers. Us. Remember us? The majority of the population who raises their kids to be decent, pays taxes, goes to church … us: The Suckers.

Henry Hawkins | April 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

MSNBC on how tiny this 5% is:

“Are We Paying National Leaders Enough?”

Mark my words, this isn’t just a little joke – some MSNBC weenie or guest will suggest we don’t pay our federal government executives enough and can’t compete with the private sector for talent, that what we pay gods like Obama, Clinton, Kerry, Hagel, Nappy, et al, is a pittance, an insult to their magnificence that in its cheapness serves only to further ennoble their heroic efforts on behalf of the people, and that this ‘capitalism’ nonsense rewards all the wrong people. We need change!

There is NO story too small, NO media tidbit too stupid, that it cannot be spun in furtherance of the socialist agenda. Try it yourself. When the next little newsbit breaks, as a mental exercise think of how you’d spin it if you were a to-the-bone liberal.

Just think…

if Romney had won, none of what we are dealing with would be what it is. Not gun control, not “sequester”, not…

It is an interesting lil’ thought experiment, innit…???

Bruno Lesky | April 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Rush Limbaugh said yesterday (paraphrase) that to be true to reality, Obama and Kerry should have taken a +/- 5% pay INCREASE, as the sequester doesn’t decrease anything … just slows –verrry slightly — the increase of the federal $ slop.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | April 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

LOL

5% is CHUMP “CHANGE!”

Hey, suppose the Chump “threw” a Sequester and nobody came?

It’s a cinch that no one but the official propaganda miesters give a rip.

How about a check to the “Bureau of Public Debt” That is how a citizen can send money directly to pay down the deficit. That would seem more fitting than trying to declare your charity giving as a pay reduction.

byondpolitics | April 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

John Forbes Kerry’s net worth (separate from his wife’s) is about the same as Mitt Romney’s. Romney planned to forgo all his salary not half-a-tithe. Perhaps John Kerry should consider the same.

And what of the Vice President? If I remember his rather small charitable deductions, perhaps he could at least throw a $20.00 bill into the pot.

Now I understand what is meant by the “Progressive Tithe”.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Searcher. | April 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    and we all know “the progressive tithe” washes all sins whiter than snow.

    Oh well, at least as clean as the wind-driven gutter slush.

The worst thing about Kerry is that he’s so incompetent that he could never earn an honest living in the private sector.

My personal thoughts on him are far to harsh to drag into this discussion but be assured that none of ’em are positive!

Without independently verified receipts, it didn’t happen.

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