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Not True! Officials Reject Obama Pay Claim

Posted on the 06 March 2013 by Hughvw
President Obama claimed last Friday, that, “starting tomorrow,” the “folks cleaning the floors at the Capitol” had “just got a pay cut” because of the automatic federal spending cuts. Senior officials at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), the federal agency that employ janitors on the House side, and the office of the Sergeant at Arms (SAA), which employs janitors on the Senate side, issued statements saying the president’s comments were not true. So why did the White House keep up its spin offensive, claiming that a cut in “overtime” was a de facto pay cut and thus the president was right — or at least not wrong? Find out here.
[Thanks BJS]

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