WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018
Trump’s 663rd Day In Office
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At this morning’s meeting at the Conservative Agenda, Political Insiders were asking Beloved Whistleblower Publisher Charles Foster Kane what he thought about Trump’s donating his quarterly salary to the U.S. Small Business Administration, which will use the money to establish an “Emerging Leaders” program solely focused on helping veterans start small businesses after military life.
“The president continues to donate his salary on a quarterly basis to further important priorities,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at a news briefing. “Today, President Trump is proud to donate his 2018 second quarter salary to the Small Business Administration.”
“The President’s salary is set by statute,” Kane explained, “so Trump can’t actually refuse to take it – just like George Washington, who reportedly tried to refuse a salary but got paid anyway, at $25,000 per year.”
So if Trump had opted to donate his salary to charity or return it to the Treasury, he wouldn’t have been the first President to do so. When John F. Kennedy was President, he donated his salary to charity, a practice he continued from his days serving in Congress. Herbert Hoover, a self-made millionaire, donated his salary to charity, too. And in 2013, Obama, who famously announced that he had just finished paying off his student loans a few years before he took office, magnanimously agreed to return 5% of his salary to the Treasury after the government shutdown affected the pay of federal workers.
In fact, Trump could be saving American Overtaxed-Payers more than his $400,000 paycheck by returning it, since the US Treasury doesn’t actually have the money to pay his salary, and Over-Taxed Payers are paying interest on that money we keep having to borrow from China.
Plus, the Federal Government will spend about $4.1 Trillion in 2018.
That comes to about $11.2 Billion per day, which would equal more than 28,082 annual presidential paychecks. The Federal Government probably spends an amount equal to Trump’s salary every four seconds.
Maybe that’s what Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen meant when he said, “pretty soon you’re talking real money.