Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC -  President Obama issued an Executive Order raising his salary to $1 million per year.

President Obama understands how much Americans are struggling financially and told reporters yesterday he, too, has been having trouble paying his bills.

“Four hundred thousand dollars a year to be Leader of the Free World, is just not enough.”  Obama told reporters on the golf course on Sunday.  “There are junior traders at Goldman Sachs that make more than that in a week.  Is that fair?”

Obama shocked reporters when he said he issued an Executive Order on Saturday raising his salary to $1 million a year – plus a $200,000 bonus, this year only, for killing Osama Bin Laden.

“Look, let me clear, adjusted for inflation my salary is not even half of what George Washington made.  Now, I don’t want to bring race into this, but is the First Black President worth half as much as the First White President?  I’m just saying… “

The Presidential pay raise will take effect immediately.

Congress was quick to respond to Obama’s announcement.  “If he gets a pay raise, then I want a pay raise, ” said John Boehner, Speaker of the House.  “Hell, I think the whole damn Congress should get a pay raise.”

Boehner went on to say that in today’s world, members of Congress have to spend half their time raising money, “and that means the Representatives we send to Washington are putting in longer and longer hours trying to raise money so they can keep their seats.  They need to be paid for that time.”

Obama told Boehner he would give Boehner a raise if, and only if, Boehner agrees to raise the debt ceiling.  “Well, that’s a no brainer,” Boehner said.  “Let’s take away the ceiling all together.  Who likes salary caps?”

And yes, Anthony Weiner’s pension will rise as well.

Here’s a history of the salary (and salary raises) for the President of the United States:

1789  $25,000

1873  $50,000

1909  $75,000

1949  $100,000

1969  $200,000

2001  $400,000

2011  $1,000,000

4 Comments For This Post

  1. mark says:

    He's worth every penny. Well, if you stop at a penny.

    • william wallace says:

      BARACK the best president the USA having
      produced. He has done more in a few years
      as (other presidents) ever achieved together.
      In coming to office faced with an dire situation
      the nation / the people on their knees after two
      terms of republican govt // two terms of poitical
      corruption / republicans being lead by extreme
      right wing religious halfbaked crackpot fanatics.
      They declared a holy crusade against muslims
      bringing deaths of hundreds of thousands / the
      destruction suffering the tears beyond measure.
      In kowing they would be evicted from govt / the
      republicans with a cruel intent agin the people
      they removed all banking regulations / banking
      regulation put in place to prevent banking fraud
      with banking regulation removed it opening the
      bank doors to banking fraud /never before seen
      in a short period came a USA / western banking
      crisis following a USA EURO banking collapse.

  2. william wallace says:

    I was suprised hearing the president being paid so little
    when others / in the media as other employment having
    far less responsibilty paid tens times twenty times more.

  3. Anthony Curtis says:

    How can you justify paying persons with a high school diploma $20 million per year to run up and down on a basketball court to throw a basketball through wire and pay the leader of the world $400K? Where do we attach our values?

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