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  •  So, a use of the bully pulpit gets a "meh" (11+ / 0-)

    Even if he were to give up his whole salary, it would really do nothing to him, nor help the deficit.  And giving up too much would probably feed the "government employees earn too much" meme on the right.

    "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

    by anonevent on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:08:05 PM PDT

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      freezing federal workers' salaries did nothing to help the deficit. Didn't stop Obama from doing it anyway

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:12:29 PM PDT

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