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President cuts a whopping $4 million from federal spending

This kind of stuff is getting insulting:

U.S. President Barack Obama will freeze the salaries of senior White House officials and other top political appointees for savings of $4 million in fiscal 2011, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

The official told Reuters that Obama, in his State of the Union address on Wednesday, would likely mention the move, which will expand on the pay freeze he ordered last year.

That freeze affected White House staff earning more than $100,000 a year. It will be expanded to include political appointees working across the executive branch and in all agencies. The total number of people affected will be 1,200 for a saving of $4 million in fiscal 2011 beginning Oct. 1, the official said.

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“Across the country, families and companies are making tough choices and the president is asking political appointees to be part of a government that is more careful and responsible with taxpayers’ dollars,” the official said. “These are difficult times.”

Yes.  A whole $4 million dollars. 

This is really pathetic.  But then again, it’s nothing out of the ordinary for this president, making a big deal of $4 million in pay freezes to a gargantuan federal budget.  I imagine the federal government uses that much on toilet paper on any given day.  What a hypocrite. 

On the bright side, $4 million could buy about four more wasted trips to Copenhagen just to get slapped in the face over some global warming climate change fiasco.

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