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Most transparent administration in history won't say if it kept promise

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    The White House is refusing to confirm whether President Barack Obama followed up on his pledge to take a five percent pay cut due to sequestration last year.

    Obama promised last April to take a 5 percent pay cut in “solidarity” with federal employees who were furloughed as a result of the automatic budget cuts, known as the sequester. The cut was meant to equate to the level of spending cuts imposed on nondefense federal agencies.

    “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,” a White House official said at the time.


    The official also promised that the president would take the cut for the entire year, amounting to roughly $20,000.

    The White House would not respond to numerous requests submitted by the Washington Free Beacon to the White House press office 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.”
    Gosh, one would think that Mr. Transparency would eagerly produce the cancelled checks to show that at least for once Obama was actually true to his word.

    Well, I'm sure Obama will find out about this from media reports and have some sort of spin about it by Friday.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now