Boy, what a swell guy! Isn’t he just swell? Somebody bake him a pie!

The New York Times is reporting that the Man-of-the-People in chief will give 5 percent of his annual $400,000 salary back to the U.S. Treasury as a gesture of solidarity with workers being furloughed due to sequestration:

The voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1 and apply through the rest of the calendar year, the [Obama Administration] official said. The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of automatic spending cuts to non-defense federal agencies that took effect that day.

Over a ten-month period, that’ll work out to $16,666.67.

“The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” the official said.

Shared sacrifice, baby! Nobody understands that better than Barack Obama.

He sure is!

No, not a good move. A great move. He really feels their pain, you see.

He does feel their pain, right?

OK, well, maybe not.

Now there’s an idea.


Hey, speaking of other 5 percent Obama cuts could make:

#Other5PercentObamaCuts: Tweeters suggest more ways for Obama to trim fiscal fat