President Barack Obama has frozen the salaries of all White House staff making $100K or more a year. As he said, we "deserve a government that truly is of, and by, the American people."

Cool. I get that this is largely symbolic, but still, it's a pretty nice gesture. Like I was just saying to Liss, Obama is the anti-Bush in so many ways. It's not just that he's a Democrat (and African-American and young and erudite and well-spoken, etc., etc.) but it's like everything he does is the complete antithesis of his predecessor. (See below.) Even his symbolic gestures are a complete repudiation of the last administration's every policy.


Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus