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January 07, 2011

Barack Obama says that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ $172,200 Salary Is “Relatively Modest Pay”

Posted in: Barack Obama,Hope and Change,Obamanation,We the People,WTF

More “Hope & Change”, Obama Modest edition: Isn’t this interesting and speak volumes of the mind set and hypocrisy of President Barack Obama … MODEST?

Biden to Obama: Excuse me Barack, but isn’t it my job to say misinformed things and do verbal gaffes?

Barack Obama told reporters  that out going Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ $172,200 salary was “relatively modest pay.” MODEST PAY? How out of touch with reality is this President and could Obama be an even bigger hypocrite? When the average salary of Americans is $55K and the present unemployment rate is at 9.8%, Obama thinks that $172K is modest. Unreal. Many Americans wish they could have such a “modest” salary.

Conversely, isn’t Obama constantly telling us that individuals who make $200,000 and families who make $250,000 are rich? For 2+ years Obama has railed that the rich must pay more taxes. So Obama thinks the difference between modest and rich is $28K?

From FOX Nation:

Perhaps it was the long flight back from Hawaii. But President Obama’s first full day back on the job suggested a slight case of tone deafness.

In bidding a sort-of farewell to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, he noted the “relatively modest pay” for which Gibbs has labored.

In fact, he earns $172,200 in a nation where the average family income hovers around $55,000, unemployment is high, record foreclosures persist and wages for most folks are at best stagnant.

I wonder Mr. President if the tax payer who pay Gibb’s salary who make considerably less and who are unemployed think his salary is modest? So who still does not believe this president is an elitist?

But it still puts Gibbs at the high end of what most working Americans make — and at a time of grumbling about the taxpayer-funded salaries and benefits of federal employees. The average federal worker earned $67,691 in 2008, the Post’s Ed O’Keefe said, citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics. President Obama has ordered a two-year freeze on pay for many federal workers.

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