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Obama To Give Back Pay Too In Support Of Furloughed Workers

·By civilbeat

Update: Defense secretary Chuck Hagel isn’t the only one returning a portion his salary in solidarity with furloughed civilian workers. President Barack Obama will be doing the same thing.

The New York Times reports:

“President Obama plans to return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in solidarity with federal workers who are going to be furloughed as part of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester, an administration official said Wednesday.

“The voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1 and apply through the rest of the fiscal