Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sacrificial Lame - Editorial Conservative Cartoon
As a show of solidarity with the federal workers being furloughed by the Obama Sequester Cuts, the president has announced that he will voluntarily take a 5% pay cut beginning immediately, and double the number of prayers he says each day that he'll somehow find a way to put bread on the table for his family - assuming he can find his family members at their various five-star vacation resorts.
Although when the president's "sacrifice" is given greater scrutiny, we can see both the "screw" and the "tiny." For one thing, he's not taking a pay cut, but instead voluntarily "writing a check every month" to give back a total of $20,000 per year...out of a combined family income of nearly $800,000 while living with (oh yeah!) all imaginable expenses paid.
And guess what?! Because Obama is one of the evil rich, he can claim a hefty tax deduction of 39.6% for this "donation" to the US Treasury - putting a tidy $7,920 back in his pocket at taxpayer expense.
All of which makes the president's grand gesture seem like all of his other gestures: a one-finger salute to the American people who are genuinely suffering under the deliberately disastrous effects of the Obamaconomy.