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Biden Not Joining Symbolic Pay Cut Gesture

Unlike his boss and several other Cabinet members, Vice President Joe Biden will hold off on taking a pay reduction in solidarity with government workers hit by the sequestration budget cuts, his office said Friday.

Biden will take a pay cut if and when members of his own staff are affected. "The vice president is committed to sharing the burden of the sequester with his staff," a representative said.

President Barack Obama is to take a 5 percent pay cut in 2013, equivalent to $20,000, in a show of sympathy with federal employees.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will return the equivalent of 14 days' pay, and Secretary of State John Kerry will donate 5 percent of his salary to charity.

Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)

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  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    I can't decide if this makes him a bigger or lesser douche than the ones actually participating in this meaningless charade.

  • ||

    Taking less money, even a little bit, isn't meaningless.

  • ||

    Billionaire pool boy John Kerry donating 5% of his pay to charity is particularly rich, so to speak. The rest of those guys are merely multimillionaires from sucking off the public teat.

    It's douchebags all the way down.