Contact Us

If Sequester Cuts Happen Friday, the President’s Paycheck Won’t Be One of Them

Obama's paycheck won't be cut if sequester happens Friday
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

If sequester cuts happen Friday, the guy in the White House won’t be out of cash.

According to the Budget Control Act that Obama signed in 2011, certain federal agencies and programs will not face legally-mandated cuts, including his paycheck. From Section 255 of the act, which lays out what programs are exempt from cuts:

“Most exempt programs are mandatory, and include Social Security and Medicaid; refundable tax credits to individuals; and low-income programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Supplemental Security Income.”

A number of veterans and military programs are also exempt, meaning the Obama administration’s scare tactics about what will happen to many government agencies if the sequester occurs are being a bit overblown. There will be significant cuts, but not as bad as some officials are trying to make them out to be.

The cuts are being used as a political ploy by Democrats to force Republicans into compromising to allow increased government spending.

Best of Newstalk 870

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Newsmembers quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Newsmembers contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.