Letter: Perks of office make it easy for Obama to give back portion of salary

April 17, 2013 

Generosity questioned

President Obama is giving back 5 percent of his salary for this year. What a generous guy! Let's see now, what does he pay for rent? How much is his grocery bill each month? How much does he pay his body guards? Office supplies? Car payment? Even just gas for the car?

He has been on some pretty nice vacations -- surely he pays for that out of his own pocket. The fact of the matter is Mr. Obama doesn't pay for anything that all the rest of us pay for in real life. What does he use his salary for anyway? Giving back 5 percent of his salary, with his living arrangements? What a sacrifice. Wish I could afford that kind of sacrifice!

SCOTT WELLS, Richland

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