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Obama's 'Shared Sacrifice'

Did he make good on sequester promise?

May 20, 2014

We recently learned that the “Republican sequester” resulted in one single solitary federal layoff at the Justice Department despite Democrats’ clamoring of an impending apocalypse. The Left knew the effects were being exaggerated, so they intentionally made the sequester as painful as possible for ordinary Americans to back their faux claims. Last year, during the debacle, the White House said, “The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury.” But did he actually do it? According to The Washington Free Beacon, “The White House would not respond to numerous requests … to confirm that Obama did, in fact, write checks to the Treasury. When reached by phone, a White House spokesperson said, ‘I don’t have that information.’” We’d expect nothing less from the “most transparent administration in history.” More…

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