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View Diary: POTUS to Return 5% of Salary in Solidarity with Furloughed Workers (231 comments)

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  •  I understand the gesture, but it might have been (0+ / 0-)

    more effective if he had donated the equivalent amount of money to a charity like a food bank or an entity in Chicago that was having their funding cut as a result of the sequester.  It would have actually had the effect of recognizing that the sequester causes pain for those who can least afford it.  This gesture was just symbolic and does nothing to ameliorate the suffering.

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