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Hoefert: Obama, Bambino and healthy pay days

Register • Apr 10, 2013 at 7:30 AM

President Obama strikes out, again

Babe Ruth, “The Sultan of Swat”, was paid $80,000 by the New York Yankees for his 1930 season.

That amounted to $5,000 more than President Hoover received for his 1930 season. When it was pointed out to “The Bambino” by reporters that he was making more than the president, “The Babe” retorted:

“So what? I had a better year than he did.”

President Obama, according to Celebrity NetWorth, before incentives and perks kick in, will earn $400,000 this season while approximately 750 MLB players will earn, at the very least, $480,000 and this season.

How does it reason that 750 MLB players are making $80,000 more than the president of the USA?

Perhaps the reason is, President Obama struck out more than they did.

Just like he did last week when he publicly stated, oops, I mean when his Press Secretary Jay Carney publicly stated late Wednesday:

“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.”

Swing, and a miss.

What President Obama is saying , err, what Press Secretary Carney is saying President Obama is saying if Congress does not reach an agreement soon to undo the cuts caused by the sequester many federal workers could be forced to take a furlough, unpaid leave and as your president.

Look what I can afford to do! Take a 5 percent pay cut.


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