Skip to comments.White House won't say if Obama kept promise to return 5% of his salary
Posted on 05/20/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
790 shares 100 View comments President Barack Obama pledged in the spring of 2013 to give back 5 per cent of his $400,000 salary in solidarity with federal government workers who were expected to lose an average of two weeks' pay because of automatic budget cuts known in Washington parlance as a 'sequester.' A year later, however, it's not clear that he made good on his $20,000 promise. Mr. and Mrs. Obama's 2013 tax return, which the White House published last month, shows an adjusted gross income of $481,098. The couple claimed $147,769 in itemized deductions, but no line-item for a $20,000 give-back to the United States Treasury is anywhere to be found. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reported on April 11 that the first family made $59,251 in deductible donations, and said that the largest such gift was $8,751 to the Fisher House Foundation, a network of 'comfort homes' where family members of wounded warriors can stay while their loved ones are receiving medical treatment. They also deducted $42,383 in interest on their Illinois home mortgage and another $29,176 in personal property taxes. But the Obamas' Schedule A, where they would likely deduct a salary rebate from their income for tax purposes, is silent on the matter.
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because the lying little jerk didn’t....that’s why. else jay carney would be holding up the tax return or cancelled check to prove it.
If you haven't learned it yet, memorize this: If his lips are moving, he's lying to you.
Obama forgot about this 1 second after he said it ,like everything he says
It’s MINE, dammit, and I don’t have to give it up for ANYBODY! Whattaya think, I am just some obedient Republican that will just lie down and roll over for some bogus promise made months ago?
I’m President of the United States, and I can do what I want!
“... Obama kept promise ....”
Really? Not going to happen!
Even if he didn’t follow through, the American people don’t know that, wouldn’t understand what he promised, and don’t want to know.
“won’t say” means he has not.
He didn’t “earn” 5%, so if he didn’t return 95% we’re being cheated.
He's not all there, basically.
“Good morning,” Obama said, “It sure is a nice day.”
Through the hurricane winds and lashing rain, I could barely hear him, and had to make out what he was saying by lipreading from the light of the full moon.
If he had kept his promise, and gave the money back, we would have heard about it over and over again at the daily press briefings.
True, but the media is a whore for Obama.
The US press wears black lace panties for Obama, high heels too, and they never have a headache. Louis Learner who?
One must accept that Clown Prince is a chronic liar and psychopath.
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