Obama Signs Executive Order Giving Himself a Pay Increase

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by iamisatthedoors

PP)- Friday a White House press release was inadvertently distributed early to news organizations announcing that President Barack Hussein Obama had signed an executive order giving himself a pay raise to $500,000 annually.

ObamaWhite House staff failed to squash the story as the press release was intended to be distributed late in the day on Friday, after the deadline when most news agencies are able to publish breaking news stories.

Critics of the President’s executive order say the move makes Obama seem “politically tone deaf” because he gave himself a raise at a time when the federal government is arbitrarily cutting services and benefits due to sequestration.

“What a Dick,” said a pizza delivery boy at The Palookaville Post’s news room.

Presidential pay raises are usually approved by Congress, the last increase being authorized by both Congress and Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.

The Presidential pay raise also now includes a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment.

Read more at http://iamisatthedoors.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/obama-signs-executive-order-giving-himself-a-pay-increase/

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Seems reasonable.

Seems reasonable.

Colin Reusch says:

Where did you even find this website?

I have friends in the National Guard… need I say more?

Oh, snap bro! I didn't know this was going to post on my timeline… I just wanted to do some harmless instigating. Thanks for looking out Colin Reusch

Oh, snap bro! I didn't know this was going to post on my timeline… I just wanted to do some harmless instigating. Thanks for looking out Colin Reusch

Nicole Jenkins says:

"what a dick!"

David Murphy says:

I suppose some people will believe anything.

Gary Holder says:

Are you people REALLY silly enough to not recognize INSTANTLY that this is satire? Sheesh. Idiots, haters.

Amy, you should be ashamed.

Gary Holder says:

Are you people REALLY silly enough to not recognize INSTANTLY that this is satire? Sheesh. Idiots, haters.

Amy, you should be ashamed.

Totally fake. The thing is, it's hard to tell a Tea Party loony from a parody. Snopes specifically refutes this silly story that is being swallowed by the gullible across our fair land. http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/payraise.asp and also "Obama himself will get no increase. His pay is set at $400,000 a year, the rate set by law and unchanged since 2001" from http://www.factcheck.org/2009/11/federal-pay-raise/.

The best part about these satirical articles is that it makes it clear what a bunch of complete fucking idiots most of you Teabaggers are.

Lesther West says:

Lol I bet most of you guys also believed the mermaid story. Sorry folks, story is untrue. Political satire stories should come with a warning label nowadays. Don't believe me? Research it. T

It was a joke, kids! D'oh!

Sharon Buntyn says:

Amy, I don't like repeats of unchecked post such as this at all. Get your act together PLEASE and do some fact checking before putting out post such as the one above and giving the conservatives a bad name. This really makes me wonder what your goals really are?

Ken Shade says:

You don't really believe this, do you?

Sureeeee…I believe everything people say..cough cough.. esp in print…lol

Christopher R. Lowery says:

Only if from a reputable source that takes in to account all factors.

Christopher R. Lowery says:

Only if from a reputable source that takes in to account all factors.

Rhonda Painter says:

Of course they believe it! They like it, so it must be true! Of course, the real origin of the article was on Palookaville Post, which is a satire site, but nevermind that! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…
http://www.palookavillepost.com/

Tony Moss says:

Bogus. He dont need a raise, spending all of taxpayers money he wants. Plus it would draw MORE negative attention, lol. #Jackoff

Rhonda Painter says:

This site is also the origin of the "Moore Teacher Fired for Praying" rumor that went viral, especially in Oklahoma. That explains so much. Conservatives are just too stupid to know when they're being made fun of!

Kenny Murray says:

And how dare I question thier credibility…….ferfuksake!! I just blew up my spell check.

Terrence Palethorpe says:

All i can say is obama is an idiot what does he need an expense account and travel account for we pay for everything us the taxpayers pay for all his extravagant vacations and parties

From the US Code, defining Presidential Compensation:
"The President shall receive in full for his services during the term for which he shall have been elected compensation in the aggregate amount of $400,000 a year, to be paid monthly, and in addition an expense allowance of $50,000 to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties. Any unused amount of such expense allowance shall revert to the Treasury pursuant to section 1552 of title 31, United States Code. No amount of such expense allowance shall be included in the gross income of the President. He shall be entitled also to the use of the furniture and other effects belonging to the United States and kept in the Executive Residence at the White House…"

"There may be expended for or on account of the traveling expenses of the President of the United States such sum as Congress may from time to time appropriate, not exceeding $100,000 per annum, such sum when appropriated to be expended in the discretion of the President and accounted for on his certificate solely."

I'm somewhat rusty on travel regulations, but as far as I remember, things like using Air Force One are not free for use for the President for any reason he may wish.
For example, if he wants to fly to a location for a purely political event, then US tax dollars /cannot/ be used for that purpose. What ends up happening is that either the political event is combined with an official event, or the organizers of the political event have to pay a substantial sum of money for the use of Air Force One. I would imagine that if the President wished to take a vacation with no official duties, he would have to pay at a similar rate.

Similarly, the $19 grand for official entertainment expenses, isn't for things like DVDs for the President and his family. It's more similar to the $50,000 in expenses, which are also related to official duties. If you meet the President and he gives you a White House t-shirt, it was probably paid from the $50,000 fund; and if you go to a state dinner, the string quartet was probably paid for by the $19,000 fund.

In short – most things several 'news' outlets have reported about taxpayer-funded vacations is a falsehood. Michelle /has/ taken some vacations not covered under the expenses due to bringing friends and family- but reimbursed the government for expenses afterwards
Obama himself doesn't so much get a vacation, as a 'change of scenery'. He's still accessible 24/7 and on the job no matter where or what. It's part of the job.
He's still only taken a quarter of the vacation time as Bush Jr (4 months a year for every year of office). And even then, that's nowhere near as much as some of the others used to take. Jefferson was frequently absent for 3-4 month stretches. As was Madison.
But I'm digressing. I only meant to talk about the expenses and 'taxpayer funded' thing and what they're actually used for.

I hope that clears it up for you, Terrence.

Yu Gno says:

Uhmmmmm, no, you don't. His vacations are from his allowance or his own funds. Secret Service details are taxpayer funded, but his own and his family's expenses come out of his own accounts.

Parker Harris says:

Hey you well educated, and totally not backwards, tobacco drooling Glenn Beck listeners. This article actually came from "The Palookaville Post," a SATIRE website. Yeah. It didn't actually happen. Also, the moon is NOT made out green cheese. Also I have some bad news about Santa for you. The scary part is you people vote.

Is this man mental? Cutting Medicaid and giving himself a raise!!!

Keith Hunt says:

I havent been able to find any info about this. For the fact this came from The GOP dose website I wouldnt believe it. They write some crazy things, esp the quote from the pizza guy in this article saying that word. Lol. If he did he is crazy. lol.

Susan Fuchs says:

How the hell can he give HIMSELF a pay raise? Congress should repeal it and now, this man is either a great liar on all these scandals or an idiot, either way, no pay raise is warranted! Maybe a warrant for his arrest,… common congress! do your jobs!

Susan Fuchs says:

How the hell can he give HIMSELF a pay raise? Congress should repeal it and now, this man is either a great liar on all these scandals or an idiot, either way, no pay raise is warranted! Maybe a warrant for his arrest,… common congress! do your jobs!

Tony Marcus says:

One is led to believe that "Christian American. Patriot Conservative, Activist Blogger, Political Pundit, 2nd Amendment Rights Defender" might also be "gullible idiot" for believing this obviously bogus story. When people can't tell satire from truth, they're in big trouble.

Tony Marcus says:

One is led to believe that "Christian American. Patriot Conservative, Activist Blogger, Political Pundit, 2nd Amendment Rights Defender" might also be "gullible idiot" for believing this obviously bogus story. When people can't tell satire from truth, they're in big trouble.

Tony Marcus says:

Article II of the Constitution states that “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.” So, even IF Mr. Obama wished to give himself a pay raise, he could not do so…this is just another fabricated story…why do you people pay attention to this crap?

Tony Marcus says:

Article II of the Constitution states that “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.” So, even IF Mr. Obama wished to give himself a pay raise, he could not do so…this is just another fabricated story…why do you people pay attention to this crap?

Enough is enough, when is the arrogance of this guy going to stop. I'd just as soon give him $1.5 mil for the next 3 years and boot him out the back door now!

Enough is enough, when is the arrogance of this guy going to stop. I'd just as soon give him $1.5 mil for the next 3 years and boot him out the back door now!

Rob Rissetto says:

Okay guys, so what this article is referring to is Executive Order 13641, titled "Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay." The executive order DOES NOT give the president a pay increase. However, in reality it is just as appalling, because it DOES give a pay increase to members of Congress, the Vice President, and the President's appointed cabinet members.

Thomas Post says:

I cant believe there are people bad talking the people expressing there distain for this worst president ever who is all for himself…and of course its African Americans defending him when Obama wouldn't defend you if your life depended on it…oh yea …which with his horrible decisions…it does

Thomas Post says:

I cant believe there are people bad talking the people expressing there distain for this worst president ever who is all for himself…and of course its African Americans defending him when Obama wouldn't defend you if your life depended on it…oh yea …which with his horrible decisions…it does

Bob Wilzbach says:

I'm sorry, but you all can't be this naive…this story originated at the palookaville post which is a satire site. Only congress can approve a pay increase for the president…no executive order can. This "reporter" basically just posted something you would find at a site like the Onion and put it on here. Amy, do your homework next time and research…

John Beebe says:

Obama seems to be coated in more Teflon than Bill Clinton! Nothing seems to stick to Obama. But that Teflon is wearing thin. It will only be a matter of time before Obama's corruption catches up with him. He is the epitome' of a hypocrite. He needs to be removed from office. Someone needs to start impeachment proceedings against our arrogant commander in chief. It is obvious he doesn't work in the best interest of the American people… only in the best interest of himself.

I don't think Facebook should be poliy

I don't think Facebook should be poliy

Paul A. Zink says:

Impeach—on what grounds? You do realize that impeachment is a trial process, not a vote of "no-confidence because we don't like you" (we don't have a parliamentary system in this country). You'd better save your "impeachment" energy for President Hillary Clinton when she takes office in January 2017.

Jake Scholz says:

And I laugh
The president cannot increase his pay while in office. For the president to receive more money for his job he must sign a bill to do so yes but it may not go into effect until the next term. So if he signed this bill for a pay increase it will not give him more money unless he serves a third term which will not and cannot happen thank you

John Beebe says:

I am a federal employee with the Department of Defense. Starting July 8th, I will be taking a pay cut for 11 days due to Sequestration. Again, what a wonderful way for the President to set the example. Is it a legal thing to do? That is the question. Can Congress overturn an executive order? It certainly is not a moral thing to do given the pain inflicted with sequestration which originated at the White House. But then, when has this President ever done anything with a moral compass?

Even with this and all the scandals his approval rating is unaffected. Something drastically wrong with this country!!!

Dianne Sura says:

I knew at election time we were all in trouble!

John Beebe says:

I think I did see in our local paper that his approval rating is at 45%, with 49% disapproving of the job he is doing. He should be at 10%. He has more Teflon than Bill Clinton! Nothing seems to stick to Obama! But his time is coming, he can't dodge his corruption forever.

Yu Gno says:

John, you are a tool, and this story proves how little you know.

John Beebe says:

I am a federal employee with the Department of Defense. Starting July 8th, I will be taking a pay cut for 11 days due to Sequestration. Again, what a wonderful way for the President to set the example. Is it a legal thing to do? That is the question. Can Congress overturn an executive order? It certainly is not a moral thing to do given the pain inflicted with sequestration which originated at the White House. But then, when has this President ever done anything with a moral compass?

Guys and girls. It's A FAKE STORY. Don't you realize when you are being played? Go back to the Bush years and see how badly you got F'd by your upstanding GOP, then tell me that Obama is the worst President in history. W. literally screwed up the ENTIRE WORLD with his half-brained leadership.

Guys and girls. It's A FAKE STORY. Don't you realize when you are being played? Go back to the Bush years and see how badly you got F'd by your upstanding GOP, then tell me that Obama is the worst President in history. W. literally screwed up the ENTIRE WORLD with his half-brained leadership.

Phoenix Malizia says:

The article this links to is a POLITICAL SATIRE site. Seriously, people, are you *that* desperate to find fault with Obama that you'll believe at face value anything negative that you hear?

April Clark says:

I think its crazy we are busting our asses trying to live and all he does is sit there

Beverly Gary says:

Mr Burns prove that this is fake.

I'll field this one for him. The source cited in this article is a wordpress account (iamisatthedoors). That account, in turn, cites its source as the Palookaville Post – a known satirical website in the same vein as The Onion.

I hope you'll find that to be adequate proof?

G.w. Sauer says:

in a time of a poor economy that son of a bitch deserves nothing but a good kick in the ass.

When are we, as a country, going to get smart, and shit can his ass?

When are we, as a country, going to get smart, and shit can his ass?

I like your status, not his pay raise.

I like your status, not his pay raise.

I like your status, not his pay raise.

I like your status, not his pay raise.

I like your status, not his pay raise.

Lee Scarborough says:

Lets cut those "hot meals" for our troops though, at least they earn their pay…Thanks to our troops for your service to this country.

Lisa Watkin says:

Wait till this health reform crap of his happens!!

I'd want a pay increase too if I had to put up with America's shit for another term.

Ginny Rushing Vander Roest says:

Please tell me you don't actually believe the President has the power to give himself a raise?! B/c he doesn't. He did say he'd give 5% back if other federal employees had to be furloughed at 5%. Not sure if that actually happened or not but a bit of a different picture than this portrays!

Yu Gno says:

Bravo Douglas! Excellent young man!

how can a man consider himself to be the leader of a nation when it is clear that half the nation have little or no confidence in him. a true leader speaks and represents all of the people and even has the ability to earn respect from those who never even voted for him to begin with. it is good to see that the citizens of America still have pride in their nation and for what it stands for, it is a shame the same can not be said for the man that is meant to be your leader.

look Obama is learning with brazilian politics,…..kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Ronnie Galvan says:

If this is true, he is an asshole.

Olga Gachnikova says:

BS. US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Olga Gachnikova says:

BS. US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Olga Gachnikova says:

BS. US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Olga Gachnikova says:

BS. US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Olga Gachnikova says:

BS. US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

I'm just sitting back laughing at all the idiots who believe this, without digging at all, it is not true. People are so stupid it scares me.

Nick Spaeder says:

He actually didn't give himself a pay raise. The constitution (Article 2 Sec. 1) prevents him from doing so. His pay cannot go up while he is in office. The executive order he signed (E.O.13635) gives federal employees a pay raise to include Biden and all members of congress. Also included in the same order were pay raises for GS employees, federal judges, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veteran Affairs, Foreign Service employees, and the military. A PDF of the order can be seen here. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-03/pdf/2013-00002.pdf

Madelyn Lieberman Catob says:

He works for me. Raise denied. If he gets it he's stealing from the coffers.

Jonathan Messing says:

Pretty sure this isn't the case. Even this asshat isn't brazen enough to do this right now. I am hazy on it, but I am pretty sure that a President can't pass himself a raise while he is in office. Probably might want to do some fact checking before throwing stuff like this out there, would hate to think that we were getting a daily dose of nonsense instead of that daily dose of fine, god fearing conservatism ;).

Wake up citizens of the United States. If this is true, which I cannot imagine any President doing this with an economy such as this, when we have budget cuts, soldiers not being taken care of, the scandals ongoing from within the gover

Wake up citizens of the United States. If this is true, which I cannot imagine any President doing this with an economy such as this, when we have budget cuts, soldiers not being taken care of, the scandals ongoing from within the gover

Lorena Hess Remmell says:

What is the title of this Executive Order?

Edna Louk says:

Maybe it is fake, but people have a right to say what they think of this president and let him know what he has done for the American people. Maybe he will read all of these and get out of the white house.

Yu Gno says:

OH yeah, Taunt him some more and he will leave.

Seriously?

Shea McKay says:

The popcorn pimp strikes again!

How is that "Change" working? Lol. All the bleeding hearts that voted for this mac daddy have been swindled.

why does he need that much we pay everything for them now food cars house airplane all in washington needs about 14000.00 a year bet they would not be there long anyone want that bet.

Amy Nottingham Choate says:

What is sad is that this is SO believable, parady or not. We've come to expect crazy executive orders when nobody's looking.

Shannon Hill Pierce says:

Wow! The absolute gull to give himself a pay raise without the approval of the other branch! Wow…. I shouldn't be shocked with everything else he has done, but this is amazing!

Amy Nottingham Choate says:

He didn't. My point was that we are too eager to believe parady. With all the issues of the past several weeks, the believability bar is really low.

Executive overreaching and disregard of the legislative branch is endemic and has been for decades. It's neither a Democrat nor Republican problem; it's a national problem. The trick is to keep complaining when one's party is not in the White House.

Amy Nottingham Choate says:

What is sad is that this is SO believable, parady or not. We've come to expect crazy executive orders when nobody's looking.

ummm…you guys do realize that this is a satirical website..right? This is fake news…but I guess for the people who believe that Obama is the antichrist…anything is believable..eh?

Sandra Means says:

I am going to research this to find if it is in fact true. The biggest % of these post by so many of these groups are half truths or blown way out of proportion, this one, I find doubtful, signing an executive order for this……. again, I will research it. Although I put nothing past this arrogant tyrant, I doubt this story.

Researching only takes two clicks in this case. One on the source link on this article, another on the source citation on the wordpress blog it links to at the time of my writing this, and you'll find yourself right there on a known satire website.
A few people before me have posted the actual content of the recent EO, along with proper citations to prove its veracity.

Fucking dictator… He is the most hated person in the USA!

Way to put the Phelps' family and Sheriff Arpaio in their place.
Trust me, as a neutral observer, that Obama is a long way down that hate list.
Also – the news story can be proven fake with just two clicks. The source link on this very page – and then the source citation on the wordpress blog it links to. You'll be surprised to find yourself at the original publication of the story – the Palookaville Post. A well known satire site in the same vein as The Onion.

Shirl Wills says:

I am all for passing on accurate info, regardless of republican or democrat.

Shirl Wills says:

This is not a true story. Congress and Biden received a raise, the president can not give himself a raise only congress

Nancy Woodall Guess says:

And a note to Amy……to be such a good Christian, why don't you check what you post because if you don't you look like a petty person and it makes you a liar. Jesus is loving, remember, not a negative bone was in his body. Try that angle sometime, why don't ya?

Try following the true Jesus and not the one that certain types would have you believe. That would be a false god, fyi.

Nancy Woodall Guess says:

And a note to Amy……to be such a good Christian, why don't you check what you post because if you don't you look like a petty person and it makes you a liar. Jesus is loving, remember, not a negative bone was in his body. Try that angle sometime, why don't ya?

Try following the true Jesus and not the one that certain types would have you believe. That would be a false god, fyi.

that's true, Jesus did not have a negative bone in his body, but after reading this reply to Amy apparently you do…………

Mo Doc says:

I usually consider President of the USA to be one of the most underpaid positions on the planet, unless the guy spends more time at parties, on the golf course and on vacations than he does on the job..

Yu Gno says:

You must be reading the news stories from Bush's presidency. Any factual check of the time spent on vacation shows Obama using the least.

Mo Doc says:

I usually consider President of the USA to be one of the most underpaid positions on the planet, unless the guy spends more time at parties, on the golf course and on vacations than he does on the job..

I hope this is a joke. This sorry excuse for a president doesn't deserve half the salary he's been getting. All he does is golf, throw expensive dinners and parties, vacation, and create a living hell for us taxpaying citizens.

I hope this is a joke. This sorry excuse for a president doesn't deserve half the salary he's been getting. All he does is golf, throw expensive dinners and parties, vacation, and create a living hell for us taxpaying citizens.

Larry Brink says:

Come on! There are enough legitimate issues to be concerned about like the IRS and Benghazi scandals without resorting to fabricated stories. Let us all please focus on reality. Cutting and posting this story out of a satire piece pretty much destroyed your credibility as a news organization. And no, I am not criticizing the Daily Dose because I am a democrat, or liberal troll. I am a card carrying conservative Republican, but I am not a blinded by party or bound by party loyalty. My loyalty resides in my oath to support and defend the constitution and the people of the United States. I do not mean to be rude Amy, as you seem like a nice person, but crap like this only brings us down as a nation. Please take this as a teaching point rather than a personal attack which is not my intent. We need to defend our respective beliefs with truth, not fabrication. If you want to be respected as a journalist, you need to report the truth for better or worse and let the people decide. Trust me there is enough crazy stuff and dangerous threats out there the American people need to be informed about without inventing it. We just need reporters with the moral courage to report it. Can we count on you Amy?

Larry Brink says:

Come on! There are enough legitimate issues to be concerned about like the IRS and Benghazi scandals without resorting to fabricated stories. Let us all please focus on reality. Cutting and posting this story out of a satire piece pretty much destroyed your credibility as a news organization. And no, I am not criticizing the Daily Dose because I am a democrat, or liberal troll. I am a card carrying conservative Republican, but I am not a blinded by party or bound by party loyalty. My loyalty resides in my oath to support and defend the constitution and the people of the United States. I do not mean to be rude Amy, as you seem like a nice person, but crap like this only brings us down as a nation. Please take this as a teaching point rather than a personal attack which is not my intent. We need to defend our respective beliefs with truth, not fabrication. If you want to be respected as a journalist, you need to report the truth for better or worse and let the people decide. Trust me there is enough crazy stuff and dangerous threats out there the American people need to be informed about without inventing it. We just need reporters with the moral courage to report it. Can we count on you Amy?

Nancy Woodall Guess says:

Quit getting all huffy over lies and joke sites. Read some of these comments below, it's like you're ready to gather pitchforks and storm the White House over a lie/joke.

Has it ever occurred to any of you to check other sites to verify idiocy before getting your blood pressure in the stratosphere?

https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2Fgame-on-republicans-follow-president-obamas-lead-repaying-5-pay.html&h=QAQFO_QTG

Nancy Woodall Guess says:

President Obama is going to be writing the government a check every month for 5% of his salary as a show of unity with federal workers impacted by the Republican sequester. That’s $20,000 a year. If Republicans are so concerned about the deficit that they were willing to allow the sequester to kick in, surely they will step up to follow the President’s fiscal example.

CNN reported today:

Obama, whose $400,000 annual salary is set in law and can’t officially be changed, will write a check made out to the U.S. treasury every month beginning in April. Since the mandatory across-the-board spending cuts went into effect March 1, his payment for last month will be paid retroactively.

I guess the presidents salary is paid into a bank or trust fund or what ever he would choose to use and that fund or account if it were in a bank would make a decent amount of interest over the year, now I am purely guessing here but 400k would make a pretty good return, so if you think about it although he pays 20k a year back most of that would come out of the interest he makes and not from the annual salary itself. if you take into account what he has already earned over his time so far in office 20k a year would not even put a scratch in his bank account. one thing I would be interested to know is after his time in office comes to an end will the monthly donation of 5% that he has chosen to pay come to an end also, if it did then he could pay 60k now and still sleep peacefully at night with a big smile on his face.

Nancy Woodall Guess says:

Check your Constitution and your sources. It's a joke site Palookaville Post!

US Constitution, Article 1, section 1.7: The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Robert Paprocki says:

… you guys know this is fake right?

Darrel Gower says:

If you'll look at the original article, you'll notice that even a third grader can see this is a fake story.
How can you be fooled by something so blatant? I'd be willing to bet some liberals made this story up to see if they can get conservatives all upset about it and then make fun of them for believing something so blatantly false.
This is where people who claim to operate on facts and logic lose credibility. Try finding some verification or at least a second source before putting stuff like this online.

Terry Sample says:

But the pizza guy seemed legitimately pissed off!

"How can you be fooled by something so blatant?"

because they WANT to believe it, therefore it is true.

Guy Melton says:

$1M a year-that covers their home mortgage

Guy Melton says:

$1M a year-that covers their home mortgage

Guy Melton says:

Haven't figured out yet he is a Socialist/Marxist? The Clinton's charge he USSS $1M for their protection.the Bush's charge ZERO-they even had a place built for them.

Guy Melton says:

Haven't figured out yet he is a Socialist/Marxist? The Clinton's charge he USSS $1M for their protection.the Bush's charge ZERO-they even had a place built for them.

Dallas P. Lile says:

Every time I see this or a similar post, I fell compelled to comment….IT IS NOT TRUE! It is just fuel for the libtards to call conservatives crazy. Please verify facts and the law.

John Pimentel says:

Well, if true it's unconstitutional according to Article II Section 1, which states that during the term of service, here from 2013 to 2017, the compensation of the President shall not be increased nor decreased. Amendment XXVII prohibits the increase in compensation for the members of Congress until the start of the next term of service of the House of Representatives.

John Pimentel says:

Well, if true it's unconstitutional according to Article II Section 1, which states that during the term of service, here from 2013 to 2017, the compensation of the President shall not be increased nor decreased. Amendment XXVII prohibits the increase in compensation for the members of Congress until the start of the next term of service of the House of Representatives.

Mark Nichols says:

If this is true, this is sickening. I want to thank all the people who voted him into office a 2nd time. I really hope you're happy with the trash you all voted back in. Hope that you are all enjoying your "change".

Yu Gno says:

You are welcome. And we are enjoying our change, thank you. It's much nicer to see that jobs are increasing every month at 170k rather than going down at 4 700k/month.

Anna Perrault Demers says:

What really cracks me up is that BHO is a want to be..His mother was white and his father was black..So if yoU want to really say he's a brother think about that..He's a zebra..He should get the f out of there..He and is fat arz wife , who both have lost their law licenses shouldn't be in the WH.. Everyone one thought he was going to change things well guess what he did..So all you yoous have gotten what you asked for..A smooth talking asshole..He can lie like a pro..He's the best BShitter who has ever walked..Listen to him when hes asked questions and really listen to his answer which aren't answers at all..He talks in riddles and circles..I can't stand that idiot..I really get ill. So if your reading the BHO..lick me.

Gordon Burns says:

If you believe this then I'm pretty sure you started out ill.

Gordon Burns says:

If you believe this then I'm pretty sure you started out ill.

Gordon Burns says:

If you believe this then I'm pretty sure you started out ill.

Gordon Burns says:

If you believe this then I'm pretty sure you started out ill.

They haven't lost their licenses – merely taken a voluntary suspension to avoid paying fees and undergoing mandatory tuition whilst in office. It's a common practice for lawyers taking an extended leave for any reason.
Don't take my word for it – send a letter to the office that issues licenses and find out yourself :P
As for the black thing… Why not direct some of that scorn for the "proud to be Irish" crowd who've never set foot on the Emerald Isle once in their entire lives? They're "want to be's" too, after all. And it makes about as much sense to go on about that as it does Obama's level of blackness.

Bob Eckery says:

cite credible sources, please.

I want to give myself a raise!

Michael E. Burris says:

If I recall correctly, he does not have that authority. Any pay raise passed FOR the President BY the house, applies to the next President, not the sitting one. As much as obama would like he is all powerful, he does not have that power.

Tim Blosser says:

It would seem decent of you to indicate a story is satire before wasting my time. The Palookaville Post Pizza Delivery Boy might just as well have been referring to you.

Jenifer Fisher says:

This is ridiculous! I have so much I could say, but it won't do any good. This guy needs out of the white house!!

thought everyone knew it was a satirical piece. all you had to do was look at the paper's name lmao

Yu Gno says:

Randy Gagliano – Sadly, some have lost the last bit of their sense of humor.

And there are those that do not believe this man is a dictator. He has ruled this country by executive order ( nearly 1100 of them) ever since he took office. I do believe he has overstepped the boundaries of what this was put in place for. Congress can and should override ever order he has signed.

Gordon Burns says:

Have you read any of the executive orders?

Try 154 EO's. All countable right there at the official government website.
291 total by Bush Jr. before him.
Other presidents have written over 1000 orders. Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, Coolidge, and topping the list is Franklin Roosevelt with over 3000.
In fact, Obama's signed the least amount of Executive orders so far out of the last 20 leaders you've had.
As for dictator? The same guy who's refining the anti-terror laws that had people screaming about the breach of civil liberties – with the intention of doing away with them completely because no President should have that power outside of a full state of war? Man, that's some /tyrannical/ stuff right there. Should be put a stop to immediately before he does something horrible by removing that possibility of those powers being used against the American populace. Doesn't he know that nobody asked him to do that? Worst. Leader. Evar.
… That was sarcasm, by the way. I feel a need to add that disclaimer. Can you really blame me, what with all the people here spazzing out over an obviously fake story they somehow believe is the irrefutable proof?

Yu Gno says:

Kyle, you are walking a thin line my friend. You make outrageous factual claims which can be substantiated with research. Just whom do you think will fall for THAT on this site?

Cut my SS payments, increased my Medicare ins. premiums, increased all my taxes. Sounds about like an even trade for him.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Timothy Schultz says:

I am not sure who the bigger idiots are around here: the site for reporting a story from the Palookaville Post as if it were a credible story or the people around here for believing it. I am led to believe it is both.

Timothy Schultz says:

Well, I think I've made up my mind who the bigger idiots are around here: the sheep that believe this drivel without doing any fact-checking of their own to even make up their own mind.

Timothy Schultz says:

Well, I think I've made up my mind who the bigger idiots are around here: the sheep that believe this drivel without doing any fact-checking of their own to even make up their own mind.

Yu Gno says:

To be fair Timothy, there were a couple who had it figured out, either through a keen sense of humor or by checking for themselves.

You have been pranked!

Ronald Phillips says:

What a fucking dickhead. We have a 3 year backlog on Vetrans and surviving vetrans spuses waiting to get a pisspoor amount for serving the country, and this half ass white and black MFer gives himself a raise. When are the stupid MFers in this country going to wake up.

Gordon Burns says:

Actually one of his latest executive orders raised the pay rate of civil servants and soldiers. Have you read any of them?

The short answer, Gordon, is "no".
The long answer? "Noooooooooooooooooooooo"

On an unrelated note – reading all down this list of comments and seeing the sheer amounts of wilful ignorance and vitriol just oozing all over the place, I really have to commend Gordon for just calmly trying to spread the facts where he can. No arguing, no ad hominem… Just reminding folk that his is misinformation, and you can easily go and check it out yourself instead of frothing at the mouth without thinking it over.
Good man, Gordon. Somebody should buy you a drink. You earned it.

Brian Gassen says:

You folks are absolutely hilarious. Look at yourselves… frothing at the mouth over a piece a satire from The Palookaville Post (a satire site much like The Onion). There's a word that describes people like you – Fools. You'll believe anything you read as long as you agree with it. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. I really do wish sometimes that I didn't have to live in a country with such a gigantic population of stupid, ignorant, fuckheads like you people…

Brian Gassen says:

You folks are absolutely hilarious. Look at yourselves… frothing at the mouth over a piece a satire from The Palookaville Post (a satire site much like The Onion). There's a word that describes people like you – Fools. You'll believe anything you read as long as you agree with it. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. I really do wish sometimes that I didn't have to live in a country with such a gigantic population of stupid, ignorant, fuckheads like you people…

Brian Gassen says:

You folks are absolutely hilarious. Look at yourselves… frothing at the mouth over a piece a satire from The Palookaville Post (a satire site much like The Onion). There's a word that describes people like you – Fools. You'll believe anything you read as long as you agree with it. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. I really do wish sometimes that I didn't have to live in a country with such a gigantic population of stupid, ignorant, fuckheads like you people…

Zooey Sophia says:

didnt the salary actually increase under bush?

Andre Berard says:

time to move dude!

Dan Duval says:

Brian, you don't, you can leave anytime you want, and I'd thank you if you did!

Brian Gassen says:

Hey Dan, go fuck yourself, k?

Brian Gassen says:

Hey Dan, go fuck yourself, k?

Sorry, Dan – the "Like it or leave it" thing already got done. That's how the United States of America were /founded/. Brian here has the freedom and the right to voice his opinion on this piece of ignorance – even if he didn't word it in an entirely appropriate way.
But that's an entirely different conversation on rights/responsibilities altogether ;)

Yu Gno says:

Yeah Brian, this isn't like a progressive site where we aren't threatened by opposing views.

He is doing anything he wants and nobody is doing anything to stop him. All the people in Washington is afraid of. WHY he is a wimp.

He is doing anything he wants and nobody is doing anything to stop him. All the people in Washington is afraid of. WHY he is a wimp.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

It is my understanding that a sitting President can not do anything to change his pay or perks on for the next administration and so on

He is doing anything he wants and nobody is doing anything to stop him. All the people in Washington is afraid of. WHY he is a wimp.

Chuck Wyatt says:

Idiots. Only Congress can authorize a pay increase. This is in the constitution and the pay increase can only become effective after an election has taken place. The office of President cannot get a pay increase until after the 2016 election. D'oh!

Chuck Wyatt says:

Idiots. Only Congress can authorize a pay increase. This is in the constitution and the pay increase can only become effective after an election has taken place. The office of President cannot get a pay increase until after the 2016 election. D'oh!

Ron Jackson says:

Since when did he acknowledge our Constitution.

Bright Hue says:

Since he taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago., where the father of supply-side economics taught.

Why waste any time on this nonsense?

Chris Smith says:

He goes behind the Congress's back why would this be any different?

Yu Gno says:

C'mon Larry, you your sense of schadenfreude brings you back.

Noel Bullard says:

To Obama there is no Constitution.

Noel Bullard says:

To Obama there is no Constitution.

Chuck Wyatt says:

Idiots. Only Congress can authorize a pay increase. This is in the constitution and the pay increase can only become effective after an election has taken place. The office of President cannot get a pay increase until after the 2016 election. D'oh!

Amy Herrmann says:

This is simply not true. If you bothered to read the original you'd see that this is SATIRE. The president cannot give himself a pay raise via executive order. Don't believe everything a blogger writes.

Amy Herrmann says:

This is simply not true. If you bothered to read the original you'd see that this is SATIRE. The president cannot give himself a pay raise via executive order. Don't believe everything a blogger writes.

Amy Herrmann says:

This is simply not true. If you bothered to read the original you'd see that this is SATIRE. The president cannot give himself a pay raise via executive order. Don't believe everything a blogger writes.

Andrew Herrmann says:

As Frank Zappa said, "Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public."

Andrew Herrmann says:

As Frank Zappa said, "Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public."

Robert Young says:

The Great Black Father, the hardest working person in Amerika deserves a pay raise and another Vacation is in order as well! A Permanent one!

Robert Young says:

The Great Black Father, the hardest working person in Amerika deserves a pay raise and another Vacation is in order as well! A Permanent one!

Robert Young says:

The Great Black Father, the hardest working person in Amerika deserves a pay raise and another Vacation is in order as well! A Permanent one!

Graig Yarbrough says:

The source of this is a satire site. Gotta be careful. You know the pres cannot give himself a raise. That has to be congress. Not sure he would try anyway.

Ron Jackson says:

This prick will try anything and congress will go along with him.

Gordon Burns says:

Ron Jackson, it is fake. Some people say it is satire but, if you read the definition of satire, I'm pretty sure you would just call this a lie.

Gordon Burns says:

Ron Jackson, it is fake. Some people say it is satire but, if you read the definition of satire, I'm pretty sure you would just call this a lie.

Paul A. Zink says:

"And congress will go along with him"? Yeah, sure: All those bills in the GOP-controlled House to "repeal Obamacare" are just jokes, right?

Worse president ever!!!!

Julie Visnosky says:

I agree!!

Julie Visnosky says:

I agree!!

Julie Visnosky says:

I agree!!

Gordon Burns says:

This article is fake. In this context it might be more appropriately called a lie.

are you kidding, that socialist little sob, hes run this country into the ground, HES IN IT FOR THE MONEY, doesn't have a clue what WE THE PEOPLE is all about THAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF PIZZAUY RIGHT WHAT A DICK.

are you kidding, that socialist little sob, hes run this country into the ground, HES IN IT FOR THE MONEY, doesn't have a clue what WE THE PEOPLE is all about THAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF PIZZAUY RIGHT WHAT A DICK.

are you kidding, that socialist little sob, hes run this country into the ground, HES IN IT FOR THE MONEY, doesn't have a clue what WE THE PEOPLE is all about THAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF PIZZAUY RIGHT WHAT A DICK.

are you kidding, that socialist little sob, hes run this country into the ground, HES IN IT FOR THE MONEY, doesn't have a clue what WE THE PEOPLE is all about THAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF PIZZAUY RIGHT WHAT A DICK.

Gordon Burns says:

Umm, this is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

Umm, this is fake.

Eric Watson says:

They need it ! 1.6 Bil in tax monies for Michele's vacations alone is not a perc

Eric Watson says:

They need it ! 1.6 Bil in tax monies for Michele's vacations alone is not a perc

Gordon Burns says:

You do realize that this is fake, right! Oh, and so are the vacation claims.
http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/president-obamas-vacation-days/

Gordon Burns says:

You do realize that this is fake, right! Oh, and so are the vacation claims.
http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/president-obamas-vacation-days/

Eric Watson says:

They need it ! 1.6 Bil in tax monies for Michele's vacations alone is not a perc

Eric Watson says:

They need it ! 1.6 Bil in tax monies for Michele's vacations alone is not a perc

All of the added expense accounts and a pay raise on top of that….. BUT yet they CUT some of the mess halls services for our TROOPS! this is ridiculous!

Randall T Campbell says:

Not a fan by any means, but I'm gonna call BS on this one.

Sharon Smith Ray says:

RIDICULOUS!!!!!

Sharon Smith Ray says:

RIDICULOUS!!!!!

Sharon Smith Ray says:

RIDICULOUS!!!!!

Gordon Burns says:

If you bothered to actually read executive orders you'd find some that actually increase soldier's and civil servants pay. But, you'd have to actually read them instead of reading lies on this site.

Gordon Burns says:

If you bothered to actually read executive orders you'd find some that actually increase soldier's and civil servants pay. But, you'd have to actually read them instead of reading lies on this site.

Oops. Didn't catch the joke. Oh well, he still is a sob.

Sorry son of a bitch.

Ron Jackson says:

He is that and she was a crack whore to boot.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Daniel Baez says:

Considering that federal employees aren't getting annual cost of living adjustments, it's a failure in leadership. I am disappointed.

Gordon Burns says:

Guess you haven't read the real executive orders.

Gordon Burns says:

You should go to the government's website and read real executive orders then you would know that at least one of them raised soldier and civil servants pay.

Yu Gno says:

Gordon, I don't want to sound negative here, but I don't think these folks WANT to believe it is a fake story. It just hits them right in the emotion centers of their brains, where logic is absent.

Eugene Hunst says:

This traitor has got to be fired and do it now. If congress can't do the job, fire their sorry asses and let the people stand up and be counted and clean house in DC.

Gordon Burns says:

Umm, this is fake.

Jonathan Messing says:

Don't give it away Gordon, let the super uber bible thumping righties keep wetting their pants over stuff like this. I'm to the point where I am so tired of the Republican Party and its "message" that I am going straight to phase 4 of my political growth arc…I am going to start working against them ;)

Lynn Drake Rockcastle says:

He HAS used executive order before to change pay rates instead of following Constitution and going through congress. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/05/executive-order-adjustments-certain-rates-pay

Lynn Drake Rockcastle says:

Gordon Burns He HAS used executive order before to change pay rates instead of following Constitution and going through congress. 5 Apr 2013
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/05/executive-order-adjustments-certain-rates-pay

Gary Holder says:

Lynn Drake Rockcastle, note that he did so fully legally. Do you dispute the law quoted or that he used it correctly? Are you against your president acting fully within the law?

Paul A. Zink says:

Hmm, that sounds to me like a call for insurrection against the legally elected government of the United States, Mr. Hunst. So maybe you'd better think twice about who you start calling "traitor".

Paul A. Zink says:

The people did stand up and were counted— on Nov. 6, 2012. And they reelected Barack Obama as President of the United States. You don't like it, move to France.

Wait until he signs an executive order to declare himself a dictator. Mark my words, he will do it before the next election. There will be no more elections. Get ready for that America.

Wait until he signs an executive order to declare himself a dictator. Mark my words, he will do it before the next election. There will be no more elections. Get ready for that America.

Ron Jackson says:

When that happens make sure you have plenty of Ammo for what ever weapon you have.

Gordon Burns says:

Did someone mention this is fake?

Junior Baker says:

I've never heard of anyone getting a raise who cant do their job.

Junior Baker says:

I've never heard of anyone getting a raise who cant do their job.

Gordon Burns says:

Junior, this is fake.

Hummmm I love how the article fails to mention that he gave himself a $50,000 pay raise and the reason behind the pay raise was so he'd have to pay more in taxes? Can you say propaganda?!?!?

Garza James says:

Can you say impeach!?

Chris Carter says:

We can all say it. It's up to congress to do it and they seem to be pansies afraid of his shadow

Chris Carter says:

We can all say it. It's up to congress to do it and they seem to be pansies afraid of his shadow

Chris Carter says:

We can all say it. It's up to congress to do it and they seem to be pansies afraid of his shadow

Chris Carter says:

We can all say it. It's up to congress to do it and they seem to be pansies afraid of his shadow

Ronnie Sanders says:

can you say, "Hoax!"

Ronnie Sanders says:

can you say, "Hoax!"

Yu Gno says:

Bravo Ronnie. You get it.

Hummmm I love how the article fails to mention that he gave himself a $50,000 pay raise and the reason behind the pay raise was so he'd have to pay more in taxes? Can you say propaganda?!?!?

Kelly Mcfall says:

I'm a federal employee and friday got my furlough notice and he gets a raise. We do without and he gets a raise. Can we say the worst president ever.

I have no problem with the title "worst pres ever" My problem is that you bring up only 1 issue. He is the worst pres ever on so many levels, it is almost too hard to comprehend. So sorry for your job loss.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

and your proof is what George …this is not the first of his doing things unethical or criminal if it were anyone but his MURDERING/LIEING/ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT/GOD HATER/MUSLIM/ KILLER OF BABIES ZEBRA ass,m they would be behind bars or on death row!!!!!

And so is the El-Presidente

And so is the El-Presidente

And so is the El-Presidente

And so is the El-Presidente

And so is the El-Presidente

Tamara Cullen says:

George is a Troll This is NOT Fake!!! After I did some further digging based on Mr. Gordon Burn's assertion that is story may be fake, I tracked the story to the original that publisher of this story, the Palookaville Post.

Tamara Cullen says:

George is a Troll This is NOT Fake!!! After I did some further digging based on Mr. Gordon Burn's assertion that is story may be fake, I tracked the story to the original that publisher of this story, the Palookaville Post.

Cheryl L. Whisenant says:

Gordon Burns what's your proof that this is a FAKE?

Gordon's proof is that the first publication of the story is on a well known /satirical/ website, the Palookaville Post.

I sure hope it's fake, what document did you receive saying it was fAKE?

Yu Gno says:

Tamara – take a midol and calm down. It is most certainly a fake. a mere piece of satire. That so many have bit on the hook is startling.

Andy Davis says:

Tyrant now, Dictator before it's over. Heil, Obama!

Gordon Burns says:

This is a fake news article.

Gordon Burns says:

This is a fake news article.

Andre Berard says:

so all I see is in his defense from you Gordon?

Lori Bader says:

This can't be legal

Gordon Burns says:

It isn't. This is fake. Any website that starts with GOP but isn't actually the GOP should come with a disclaimer of "read at your own risk (or while intoxicated)".

Vance Sellers says:

He is running this country like Africa. Oh yeah that's where this Muslim socialist is from.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Kevin Owens says:

Isn't this guy an Illegal Immigrant?

Kevin Owens says:

Isn't this guy an Illegal Immigrant?

Janet Byars Oliver says:

This is from a parody site. It never happened. Did you even read the "story?"

“What a Dick,” said a pizza delivery boy at The Palookaville Post’s news room.

I wish conservatives would stop knee-jerking and do some checking before they pass stuff like this along.

Janet, I caught the joke in the press release. But take away the complaint of the raise and the majority of the complaints about BO in this thread hold tue. BO has cost the country so much in so many areas, it will take decades to recover

Janet… unfortunately the right would prefer to accept parody as truth.

Jonathan Messing says:

I saw someone elsewhere reference this story and lament: " Oh my god, we already know they are cutting back hot meals to soldiers overseas and now THIS??" It would take someone with a brainstem about 2 seconds to realize two things: 1) This story was a fake, and 2) The hot meals which are being "cut" are being cut because they are sending a portion of the mess personnel home, so they are replacing the "mid-rat" program with MRE's. This is the part of the conservative movement that makes me ashamed to be even remotely aligned with the right. People just throw this shit out there like it's gospel. It's irritating as hell

When will you lip quivering liberals wake up!

When will you lip quivering liberals wake up!

Unfortunately, guilt ridden liberals would rather cling to this story, rather than accept the fact that they have twice voted in the most corrupt, criminally negligent, domestic terrorists in United States history

Martin J McWilliams

Well, we're capable of distinguishing satire from reality, so I'd say we're already pretty well awake.

Gary Holder says:

Anthony Kelly, what a COMPLETE load of nonsense! So, you're essentially saying that, "Aside from this being completely made up, it's comfpletely true?" Now THAT'S some real high-quality thinking for you! (That was satire, BTW).

Larry Brink says:

Democrats do it to.

I do not believe it…the President is more sensible than that…

Ann Scott Jewell says:

are you on drugs? or just been asleep for the past 5 years?

Ron Jackson says:

You snorting Obama's Cocaine again or are you just a special kind of Moron.

Gordon Burns says:

Ousainou Jallow, you are right not to believe this. It is fake news.

Gordon Burns says:

Ousainou Jallow, you are right not to believe this. It is fake news.

JC Sagawa says:

Gordon, you realize the article is a fake right? Why don't you get it? :)

Yu Gno says:

Gordon has been saying all along that this is fake.

Ous. you are right the President is too good for that. I miss you, how are you hope find please send me your picture i miss you a lot. The comment you v made just like mom, it went deep in my heart i love it bro. any time i think about it i cry wish she is still alive.

Sis, i miss you too…embrace all for me..

Ron Jackson says:

That is illegal only congress can increase his pay and if they do they will increase their own at the same time. I think his pay should be cut to just above the poverty level.

Ron Babineau says:

He should be paying "we, the people" back for all the $$$ he has taken …. Let him "do the math" from his prison cell.

Congress has voted to increase their pay for the last 40 years every year

Congress has voted to increase their pay for the last 40 years every year

Graig Yarbrough says:

The source of this is from a satire site. You are exactly right.

You are right they need to know what its like to live at poverty level.

You are right they need to know what its like to live at poverty level.

You are right they need to know what its like to live at poverty level.

Barbara Phillips says:

Julie Clark is correct.

Barbara Phillips says:

Julie Clark is correct.

Gordon Burns says:

You are right and this article is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

You are right and this article is fake.

Chad Miller says:

You are right. They also got a raise. Along with a few others. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/28/obama-pay-raise-congress_n_2377714.html

Seems fake to me. I have a feeling this is impossible due to Article 2, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution.

I think any pay raises to any government position should only be approved by a vote from We The People!

Christopher Grieb says:

Considering we've been rat fucked the past two General Elections, that might not be the best thing to do.

Patty Rivette says:

ditto to that.he's a millionaire we the people are out here struggeling,if this was france back in the day they would be storming the wh screamming off with their heads,lol.

Patty Rivette says:

ditto to that.he's a millionaire we the people are out here struggeling,if this was france back in the day they would be storming the wh screamming off with their heads,lol.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake. We should never leave decisions on individual issues to those who would believe a story like this one.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake. We should never leave decisions on individual issues to those who would believe a story like this one.

Larry Brink says:

Has this story been verified as a fake?

Larry Brink says:

After I did some further digging based on Mr. Gordon Burn's assertion that is story may be fake, I tracked the story to the original that publisher of this story, the Palookaville Post. Another article from this publication reports that the mayor of Detroit plans to build the "Detroit Wall" in an effort to duplicate the success of East Germany and their infamous Berlin Wall."

Can anyone from Detroit confirm that there is actually a plan to build a Detroit wall? The answer to that question should help determine the validity of this story.

Timothy Schultz says:

There is no such thing as the "Detroit Wall". Since there is another story on the Palookaville Post about Obama wanting to become a "small-town mayor" after he leaves the White House, it should be blatantly obvious that the site is satire.

Gary Spurgin says:

You're probably right. But it may be intentional (i.e. red herring) to hide some other card up his sleeve that he is going play very soon. People will be outraged with this then find out it's fake, then, BOOM, something else comes out that is real but is declared to be fake. Our throats will be slit by an assailant jumping out of the shadows. This guy is not stupid, but you can't keep stuff like this under raps. I wonder what kind of a poker player he is? God willing he will be exposed and deposed before he can wreak America for good.

Gary Spurgin says:

You're probably right. But it may be intentional (i.e. red herring) to hide some other card up his sleeve that he is going play very soon. People will be outraged with this then find out it's fake, then, BOOM, something else comes out that is real but is declared to be fake. Our throats will be slit by an assailant jumping out of the shadows. This guy is not stupid, but you can't keep stuff like this under raps. I wonder what kind of a poker player he is? God willing he will be exposed and deposed before he can wreak America for good.

Shannon Jessup says:

We The People elected him. Twice. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. This was our own miserable choice.

Can you prove it is a fake ? If not then shut your pie hole .

Dwight Needens says:

For sure.

Really? Then we'd be wasting our money on polls AND salaries.

Timothy Schultz says:

Wow I didn't know it was possible for people to be this gullible. The Palookaville Post is a known satirical site and the president CANNOT give himself a pay raise via an Executive Order. If you believe this story, I have property on the moon for sale.

Wow. Just… wow. I can't believe how gullible you people are! And to think – you can vote!

Gordon Burns Isn't there a web site you can go to that list the executive orders given by this administration? I hope this story is a fake. We the people are being taxed to death and are trying to make our ends meet while government gets bigger and spends more. What about the sequester?

Timothy Schultz says:

Hoosier here is the list directly from the White House. There are other sites to look at to see which president signed which ones. http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders

Denice Crippen Bench says:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/05/executive-order-adjustments-certain-rates-pay This is the closest executive order pertaining to this and I don't have a copy of the schedules to verify the actual documentation.

Do you realize how insane it sounds when something like this is shown to be a crock and then the loonies start shrieking that it's probably intended to provide cover for some other nefarious plot? Jeeez people…

He just added himself to the tax increase to those making $400,000 or more….

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

For crying out loud!!!!!!!! You wanna cut my husbands pay and job when he is one of the people who volunteer to protect your sorry ass! But declare yourself a raise when you have done nothing to deserve it! The only thing you have done is become the first black president which is an awesome accomplishment for their culture, it's to bad you're a sorry excuse for a president, and a smear against our country's reputation! I didn't vote for you but I had hoped for African Americans you would at least maintain balance and order, but you didn't! You made it worse. What's pathetic is you use African Americans! You twist their minds and use it against them but try and make it sound good so they vote for it and what's worse is they believe you! And you are nothing but a liar and a cheat! They are gonna turn on you sir, watch and see

Dennis Scott says:

Wanna bet he will be the first AND last black president ever elected in this country from the democrat party?

Ron Babineau says:

Dennis Scott "Hope"fully we will experience "change" in the next election, a big change.

Jennifer I grew up in a military family and we very well off so I don't know what you and your husband are doing with your money. Perhaps you should stop shopping so much and pay your bills.

Jennifer I grew up in a military family and we very well off so I don't know what you and your husband are doing with your money. Perhaps you should stop shopping so much and pay your bills.

Bill Wielenbeck says:

Ron Babineau, But hopefully that change doesn't take us from the frying pan into the fire, I pray it's not Hillary that wins, we'll be in just as bad a predicament as we're in with BHO, if not worse! She's nothing but a devil in a red dress (not literally people, just a cliché. So, don't get your panties in a bunch
)

Bill Wielenbeck says:

Ron Babineau, But hopefully that change doesn't take us from the frying pan into the fire, I pray it's not Hillary that wins, we'll be in just as bad a predicament as we're in with BHO, if not worse! She's nothing but a devil in a red dress (not literally people, just a cliché. So, don't get your panties in a bunch
)

Dennis Scott racist prick

Dennis Scott racist prick

Greg Hlatky says:

@James Euless Derousselle it's not hard getting "well off" when you earn an income AND live on "entitlements"

Greg Hlatky says:

@James Euless Derousselle it's not hard getting "well off" when you earn an income AND live on "entitlements"

Greg Hlatky says:

@James Euless Derousselle again, why am I NOT surprised that you would throw the race card out, but to be fair since you're black and although that card has been played so much over the last 5 years and become worthless I'll bet that you feel "entitled" to just throw it out there as much as possible.

Greg Hlatky says:

@James Euless Derousselle again, why am I NOT surprised that you would throw the race card out, but to be fair since you're black and although that card has been played so much over the last 5 years and become worthless I'll bet that you feel "entitled" to just throw it out there as much as possible.

Eric Wickline says:

James Euless Derousselle You have no right to say anything about how others spend their money. You do not know their financial situation nor do you know any unforeseen circumstances. You grew up in a military family good for you. That doesn't change the fact that Obama just gave himself a raise while cutting funding to all kind of needed programs.

Ray Lackey says:

certainly hope so

Denese Chapman Hogan says:

I'm sorry James but I don't believe you grew up "very well off" on just the military salary. Both of your parents probably worked. And when one is a child, perception is often skewed, you might have thought you were "very well off" when the probable truth is, you're parents more than likely lived off credit cards.

Denese Chapman Hogan says:

I'm sorry James but I don't believe you grew up "very well off" on just the military salary. Both of your parents probably worked. And when one is a child, perception is often skewed, you might have thought you were "very well off" when the probable truth is, you're parents more than likely lived off credit cards.

Denese Chapman Hogan says:

I'm sorry James but I don't believe you grew up "very well off" on just the military salary. Both of your parents probably worked. And when one is a child, perception is often skewed, you might have thought you were "very well off" when the probable truth is, you're parents more than likely lived off credit cards.

Denese Chapman Hogan says:

I'm sorry James but I don't believe you grew up "very well off" on just the military salary. Both of your parents probably worked. And when one is a child, perception is often skewed, you might have thought you were "very well off" when the probable truth is, you're parents more than likely lived off credit cards.

Sally Munson says:

James Euless Derousselle . You have no idea what Jeenifer Browns husband does for a job protecting it. So there's no way you can compare the military pay that her husband gets to what your famly has gotten . To do so, just proves that you're an ignorant *uck.

Sally Munson says:

James Euless Derousselle . You have no idea what Jeenifer Browns husband does for a job protecting it. So there's no way you can compare the military pay that her husband gets to what your famly has gotten . To do so, just proves that you're an ignorant *uck.

Sally Munson says:

James Euless Derousselle . You have no idea what Jeenifer Browns husband does for a job protecting it. So there's no way you can compare the military pay that her husband gets to what your famly has gotten . To do so, just proves that you're an ignorant *uck.

Sally Munson says:

James Euless Derousselle . You have no idea what Jeenifer Browns husband does for a job protecting it. So there's no way you can compare the military pay that her husband gets to what your famly has gotten . To do so, just proves that you're an ignorant *uck.

James Euless Deroussele…. Have you been hiding under a rock latelyl (or are you just so in love with Obama that anything he does is ok?????). Obama is doing everything he can to cut benefits to the military, and treats them like dirt, and then he gives himself a pay raise…Shame on you for criticizing Jennifer!!!!! And Jennifer, I hope and pray you are right and all of those who have been used by this poor excuse for a leader will turn on him! And most of us are truly appreciative of folks llike your husband who serve their country!

James Euless Deroussele…. Have you been hiding under a rock latelyl (or are you just so in love with Obama that anything he does is ok?????). Obama is doing everything he can to cut benefits to the military, and treats them like dirt, and then he gives himself a pay raise…Shame on you for criticizing Jennifer!!!!! And Jennifer, I hope and pray you are right and all of those who have been used by this poor excuse for a leader will turn on him! And most of us are truly appreciative of folks llike your husband who serve their country!

James Euless Deroussele…. Have you been hiding under a rock latelyl (or are you just so in love with Obama that anything he does is ok?????). Obama is doing everything he can to cut benefits to the military, and treats them like dirt, and then he gives himself a pay raise…Shame on you for criticizing Jennifer!!!!! And Jennifer, I hope and pray you are right and all of those who have been used by this poor excuse for a leader will turn on him! And most of us are truly appreciative of folks llike your husband who serve their country!

James Euless Deroussele…. Have you been hiding under a rock latelyl (or are you just so in love with Obama that anything he does is ok?????). Obama is doing everything he can to cut benefits to the military, and treats them like dirt, and then he gives himself a pay raise…Shame on you for criticizing Jennifer!!!!! And Jennifer, I hope and pray you are right and all of those who have been used by this poor excuse for a leader will turn on him! And most of us are truly appreciative of folks llike your husband who serve their country!

James Euless Derousselle Did Jennifer say anything about her husband deserving a raise? No, she didn't. She only talks about how worthless BO is, and I totally agree, Jennifer. BO is a lying crook. A white President would have already been impeached.

James Euless Derousselle Did Jennifer say anything about her husband deserving a raise? No, she didn't. She only talks about how worthless BO is, and I totally agree, Jennifer. BO is a lying crook. A white President would have already been impeached.

James Euless Derousselle Did Jennifer say anything about her husband deserving a raise? No, she didn't. She only talks about how worthless BO is, and I totally agree, Jennifer. BO is a lying crook. A white President would have already been impeached.

James Euless Derousselle Did Jennifer say anything about her husband deserving a raise? No, she didn't. She only talks about how worthless BO is, and I totally agree, Jennifer. BO is a lying crook. A white President would have already been impeached.

Angie Severino Marquis says:

Dennis Scott ~ one can only HOPE AND PRAY you are right!!!!! He is an absolute DISGRACE!!!

Angie Severino Marquis says:

James Euless Derousselle ~ YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT!!!!!

Angie Severino Marquis says:

I also grew up in the military, MARRIED into the military and I know for a FACT that there is absolutely NO FREAKING WAY that your family was "well off" from a military pay!!! It is NOT POSSIBLE. Again, you are a complete idiot!!!

Tom Ast says:

then you have obviously never served as enlisted ranks. you dont get very well off being in the military unless you are very high ranking or on the take

Eric Wickline says:

It would depend on how high a rank per the amount of pay. I have an uncle very high in the Navy and I do believe he is over 6 figures

Julie Clark says:

James – she didn't say she was poor – she said her husband's pay had been CUT! Obviously when you were growing up, things were different and we actually took care of our military men and women. Learn to read before you jump on someone else.

Angie Severino Marquis thank you for putting it in the terms it needs to be put. He is probably a racist as well.

Tom Jacobs says:

James Euless Derousselle I didn't see anything racist in his post. I saw him say "Black president from the Democrat party". I don't know his politics, but I would support any number of black conservative candidates from Condi Rice to Colin Powell.

Tom Jacobs says:

James Euless Derousselle I didn't see anything racist in his post. I saw him say "Black president from the Democrat party". I don't know his politics, but I would support any number of black conservative candidates from Condi Rice to Colin Powell.

Ray Propst says:

James Euless Derousselle I personally served in the USMC. Your comments are ridiculous. Military pay is very poor for the MAJORITY of those serving due to the fact that there are only so many upper rank jobs available and when combined with downsizing it makes it even worse.

Rocky Cleary says:

james you are 1 this fucking idiots who voted for this fucking guy ….that's was the past when the military was making money ..they cut there pay in half ….anyone under major cant make there payments anymore……bet you have 4 free phones …and crack babies…………leave her alone and I mean Jennifer

Rocky Cleary says:

james you are 1 this fucking idiots who voted for this fucking guy ….that's was the past when the military was making money ..they cut there pay in half ….anyone under major cant make there payments anymore……bet you have 4 free phones …and crack babies…………leave her alone and I mean Jennifer

Rocky Cleary says:

james you are 1 this fucking idiots who voted for this fucking guy ….that's was the past when the military was making money ..they cut there pay in half ….anyone under major cant make there payments anymore……bet you have 4 free phones …and crack babies…………leave her alone and I mean Jennifer

Don Lovvo says:

I served for over 20 years in the military and during those 20 years, I qualified for welfare. I never filed for welfare, but got a second job and my wife got a job. Noone can afford to live on military pay unless they are higher ranking officers.

James Euless Derousselle ·is a clueless moron.

Don Lovvo says:

I served for over 20 years in the military and during those 20 years, I qualified for welfare. I never filed for welfare, but got a second job and my wife got a job. Noone can afford to live on military pay unless they are higher ranking officers.

James Euless Derousselle ·is a clueless moron.

Don Lovvo says:

I served for over 20 years in the military and during those 20 years, I qualified for welfare. I never filed for welfare, but got a second job and my wife got a job. Noone can afford to live on military pay unless they are higher ranking officers.

James Euless Derousselle ·is a clueless moron.

Barbara Phillips says:

Oh, please, James. Spare us all. I'm with her.

Barbara Phillips says:

Oh, please, James. Spare us all. I'm with her.

Barbara Phillips says:

Oh, please, James. Spare us all. I'm with her.

Ron Jackson says:

Where was your Dad stealing all that money from?

Ron Jackson says:

Jennifer Sir is an address given to some one who deserves your respect, Obama deserves a firing squad not our respect.

Bill Meddel says:

'we very well off'? seems you could of used the money for education.

Rickey Estvanko says:

he is not african american, there are very few african americans. get rid of the term, you are either American or you are not. This is not about his being black, you have got to remember he is only half black. That will make him a half black african american if that is the way you want to put it. I do know, his white half is doing a piss poor job we pay him for. We need to lay his black side off of work and see if we can scare his white side into doing the job right for a little while. His liberal babysetting media is starting to not change his dirty dipers and they are starting to stink now.

Michael Wilkinson says:

can we afford to wait to the next election?

Jessica McConnell says:

WOW!!!!! James seriously?????? You grew up in a military family and where well off??? What rank was your father or mother??? Did both parents work??? How many children did your family have??? What do you consider well off???? Not to mention how long ago was it that, that took place???????
You don't get paid well in the military and certainly not well enough for them to with hold earnings or cut pay.

Jessica McConnell says:

WOW!!!!! James seriously?????? You grew up in a military family and where well off??? What rank was your father or mother??? Did both parents work??? How many children did your family have??? What do you consider well off???? Not to mention how long ago was it that, that took place???????
You don't get paid well in the military and certainly not well enough for them to with hold earnings or cut pay.

Dennis Scott I think it's more like the first and last Muslim president.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Mark Parks says:

James Euless Derousselle I don't see any from Jennifer about not being able to pay bills. Her complaint is that our Commander in Chief has tried to cut military pay and benefits on multiple occasions. Your premise that she can't pay her bills appears to be an opportunity for you to attempt to sound superior, but you end up sounding very small and unintelligent.

and you are a damn liar James,,, perhaps it is that you took advantage of all the freebies,, like all those that were and are stupid enough to put the ZEBRA in the white house an ruin our country!!!!

Mimi Wang says:

What is the ass hole?

James Euless Derousselle are you still in the military…. If not then shut your mouth. I have a number of family members in the military who are trying to survive Obamas cuts. We need a change of leadership and it's not gonna be him.

@James Euless Derousselle Look man idk but you grew up in a military family meaning more than likely they were in for a lonf time when you were old enough to realize your surroundings and finacial situation. But truth is if your enlisted from e-5 and below it's HARD to take care of a family. They are indeed cutting military pay you probably didn't hear on the news but a while back our pay was help for almost 2 months because of the financial situation. And for the record you called that one guy a racist prick but he did infact say the last black DEMOCRAT elected. SO it seeems to me that you you saw the word black and assumed it was rascist. it is however because people (nowadays mostly the black population) that makes race such a big issue. but the thing is what more do you want from us "white" people in my book we're all just humans. so chill with the race thing man you want it to end then we ALL need to quit teaching our kids as if there was a difference between the two. I get it blacs were enslaved but whites were the first slaves if you know your history. That does include indentured servants… just saying until the cotton gin was invented there were close to the same if not more indentured servants (majority white) than there were black slaves but we neglect to teach that very much in school… but hell i ain't complaining. It happened over a century ago so chill with the racism
shit and go to school for history or something.

Larry Pearson says:

JED: I was also a military brat, and my father worked his way up though the ranks and retired in '72 as an O-5. We lived well but not extravagant. And yes he knew how to deal with money, accounting, and budgeting. He was an auditor. Though as enlisted he was a sniper during WWII.

I also did 20+ and knew O-5's living on base that could have received Food Stamps, they chose not too. In fact most military, with a family, qualify for Food Stamps, Welfare, and WIC. It is not about what the money is spent on, it is just not enough. And remember the military is also TAXED on their pay!

An as one of the commenters said "Wanna bet he will be the first AND last black president ever elected in this country from the democrat party?" He never said ever again, he just said from the Democrat party! No racism implied, except by you!

Elaine Cox says:

what about a minimum wage hick?

Wendy Tacey says:

I love your comment. I used it on my wall, and gave you credit. Agree.

Wendy Tacey says:

I love your comment. I used it on my wall, and gave you credit. Agree.

Wendy Tacey says:

I love your comment. I used it on my wall, and gave you credit. Agree.

Genevieve Rich Chesky says:

We actually haven't had our first truly black president. He is mixed race. He is a sorry excuse. He tramples on the constitution. Disgusting!!!

Genevieve Rich Chesky says:

We actually haven't had our first truly black president. He is mixed race. He is a sorry excuse. He tramples on the constitution. Disgusting!!!

Genevieve Rich Chesky says:

We actually haven't had our first truly black president. He is mixed race. He is a sorry excuse. He tramples on the constitution. Disgusting!!!

Lane Burns says:

The problem with BHO as I see it is he is a puppet for someone that only history will reveal. You want to know who sicked the IRS on the tea party follow the money. George Soros must have some skin in the game

Lane Burns says:

The problem with BHO as I see it is he is a puppet for someone that only history will reveal. You want to know who sicked the IRS on the tea party follow the money. George Soros must have some skin in the game

Robert Jones says:

We can't wait until the NEXT election…we need change NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kyle Andrews says:

Jennifer, this article is satire. It's not actually true. The original is on a website that is trying hard to be funny but really isn't all that funny : http://www.palookavillepost.com/2013/05/31/obama-signs-executive-order-giving-himself-a-pay-increase/

Kyle Andrews says:

Jennifer, this article is satire. It's not actually true. The original is on a website that is trying hard to be funny but really isn't all that funny : http://www.palookavillepost.com/2013/05/31/obama-signs-executive-order-giving-himself-a-pay-increase/

Tony Marcus says:

This story is a complete fabrication. There may be ACTUAL ISSUES on which you differ from the president, but this is bogus.

Tony Marcus says:

This story is a complete fabrication. There may be ACTUAL ISSUES on which you differ from the president, but this is bogus.

Well My question to you would be What rank was your military family and was it dual military? Before you start judging lets compair some stats. For example a Sergeant with 8 Years in the army recieves 2,800 a month in base pay. Now a Major who is of comparitive time and service as well as experiance to a Sergeant makes 6100 a month in base pay. Thats over double what a Sergeant is making. Now lets put this into further perspective for you. The only enlisted person that can even match this is a Sergeant Major with no less than 24 years of service with a pay check of 6068 a month. So yes it is very easy for a one income house hold with one or 2 kids if the supporting memeber is enlisted to be struggeling to get by. Just because people are in the Military does not mean we are all well off. Most Enlist actually live from pay check to pay check unless their spose works as well and has a good paying job. Officers have little trouble living nice lives and being well off because of bloated pay checks and not to mention higher BAH rates.

Susan Fuchs says:

Hopefully, it will be BEFORE the next election! That's a change I can believe in!

Susan Fuchs says:

Hopefully, it will be BEFORE the next election! That's a change I can believe in!

Kathy Davis says:

You sir must have been in an officers family because enlisted do not make alot of money and the monies barily cover expenses of living and nothing extra. Otherwise you are only stating you were in a military family because you would know this.

I have a feeling this is impossible due to Article 2, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution…am I wrong?

Denice Crippen Bench says:

No, that's not necessarily true because there will always be people who study actual votes and bills and listen to what an individual says that will see people for who they really are. They will be judged for their character, rather than for their color of their skin. They will be judged by whether they speak true constitutional principles or whether they don't. The problem we have today is people aren't studying the bills and voting record and have comprehension problems or are just too busy to care. We haven't been teaching why we have certain amendments and why they're so important to keep them in tact. That's history and we're repeating the past because our schools have gotten away from teaching those important principles. And we've gone to safety instead.

Terry Briggs says:

This article is a spoof. Can't believe anyone could be dumb enough to believe it. You guys crack me up.

David Pina says:

You are such a sheeple. Look it up or can you read?

Lynn Red Fox says:

You are one of the reasons the world is the way it is with your attitude…you watch and see, love always prevails…

was he really elected?can you say ACORN/

George Devendorf says:

Executive order. Talk about a thief in the night. To bad he isn't paid what he's worth. NOTHING! And then he would owe us for the damage he's done.

Julie Clark says:

If we could buy him for what he's worth and SELL him for what he THINKS he's worth, we could balance our budget overnight!

Julie Clark, we could feed the poor all across the globe for the next 20 centuries as well! What a POS that man is.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

Gordon Burns says:

This is fake.

They don't care Gordon …this will become yet another gospel among the litany of lies that the righties use to smear Obama.

They don't care Gordon …this will become yet another gospel among the litany of lies that the righties use to smear Obama.

Jonah Steenbock says:

Do you really think it's wise to be talking about buying and selling the first black president Julie?

Cathy Pack says:

Gordon Burns what makes u think its fake?

Cathy Pack says:

Gordon Burns what makes u think its fake?

Because it is on a fake news website LOL …

Brad Motl says:

Is there proof this is fake if so please provide

Brad Motl says:

Is there proof this is fake if so please provide

Tamara Cullen says:

George is a Troll This is NOT Fake!!! After I did some further digging based on Mr. Gordon Burn's assertion that is story may be fake, I tracked the story to the original that publisher of this story, the Palookaville Post. Sickening

Parker Harris says:

Because Cathy, the original article comes from "The Palookaville Post," a satire website. You kids do know what satire is, right?

Frank Patterson says:

Gordon Burns ; where is your proof that this is fake?

Frank Patterson says:

Gordon Burns ; If you are a Liberal, socialist, or a republican… the word "PROOF" is something you are undoubtedly familiar with as it's true meaning totally escapes those mentioned above. Should you perhaps be a conservative minded man, then please do share the proof you have that this is false. I put absolutely nothing beyond this infiltrator that currently resides in OUR White House!

I have a feeling this is impossible due to Article 2, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution…am I wrong?

Beth Thompson says:

Tamara Cullen : It's not fake because you found the source of the original article to be the Palookaville Post? I can't tell if you're kidding, or serious… The Palookaville Post is a satirical news site. As in, they make stuff up…

Yu Gno says:

Gordon – I must applaud your keen sense of satire. While others were railing at the gate, you calmly professed the (correct) opinion that this is satire. Well done my friend.

Didn't Obama recently take a $20K cut in salary to show the peoples he felt their pain?

Ken Prince Jr says:

Even if he did so what. He's wealthy enough to take nothing for his lack of services and still dwarf most of us.

He did that so he would be under the new tax law for those making $400,000…..

Ann Scott Jewell says:

So if he took a $20k cut in pay and openly publicized it, then turns around and gives himself a $250k increase by executive order, does that make him some sort of saint or just a crook that is trying to uphold an image he perceives he has? What a narcissist he is.

Nancy Reiff says:

More than ANY republican has ever done. Btw this post is a lie, no surprise.

Nancy Reiff says:

More than ANY republican has ever done. Btw this post is a lie, no surprise.

David Traub says:

Not to mention he took another 2 million dollar vacation on taxpayer's dollar shortly thereafter.

David Traub says:

Not to mention he took another 2 million dollar vacation on taxpayer's dollar shortly thereafter.

Rick Lashley says:

Not really taking a cut if you know you are giving yourself a 100k plus raise a couple of monrhs later. Its just like his normal tactics, lies, smoke and mirrors.

Rick Lashley says:

Not really taking a cut if you know you are giving yourself a 100k plus raise a couple of monrhs later. Its just like his normal tactics, lies, smoke and mirrors.

Ken Prince Jr He's not from a rich family. He is working class.

Ken Prince Jr He's not from a rich family. He is working class.

Robyn Parker says:

He just SAID he took a pay cut. How would we know if it really happened? All of his words are lies.

Gordon Burns says:

Ann Scott Jewell, this is fake. Consider where you are reading this!

No he gave that money back,,, was not a cut he would endure for long

Tony Marcus says:

Can't you people READ? This story is FAKE! Article II of the Constitution states that “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”

Tony Marcus says:

Can't you people READ? This story is FAKE! Article II of the Constitution states that “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”

Yu Gno says:

Did he bring his 30 naval warships with him on this vacation?

Richard S. Hughey says:

Always on Friday and to be honest he just gave himself a pay raise last December 31st.

CJ Haverfield says:

You people are delusional, where the hell do you get your facts? The presidential wage can only be set by congress and has not changed for 20 years.

CJ Haverfield says:

You people are delusional, where the hell do you get your facts? The presidential wage can only be set by congress and has not changed for 20 years.

Sandy Johnson Hall says:

2001 was the last pay raise. "There have been five presidential pay raises, which were effective in the next presidential term after Congress passed them." Yahoo News By Scott Bomboy

Phoenix Malizia says:

The last presidential raise was in 2001; the one before that was in 1969. Hmm, who was president in 2001?

Phoenix Malizia says:

The last presidential raise was in 2001; the one before that was in 1969. Hmm, who was president in 2001?

What's always on Friday? A bogus story like this? http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/payraise.asp (Even your claim about a raise on Dec 31st is bogus). I wonder if Amy will ever, ever retract this????

What's always on Friday? A bogus story like this? http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/payraise.asp (Even your claim about a raise on Dec 31st is bogus). I wonder if Amy will ever, ever retract this????