Political Headlines April 5, 2013: Vice President Joe Biden Holds Off on Donating Salary

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Vice President Joe Biden Holds Off on Donating Salary

Source: ABC News Radio, 4-5-13

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Vice President Joe Biden is not planning on donating a portion of his salary, eschewing the lead of President Obama and other Cabinet members who are giving up part of their salary as some federal workers face furloughs because of the sequester.

While he is not donating his salary right now, the vice president could forgo a portion of his salary in the future should his staff face furloughs down the road….READ MORE

Richard McCormick: Former Rutgers president to be paid $335,000 as history professor

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We hope that when former Rutgers University president and future $335,000-a-year history professor Richard L. McCormick sits down to write his “What I did this summer” essay, it includes some soul-searching, and a sense that he should turn down the gig or do it for a whole lot less money.

It’s absurd that the retiring university president will earn so much to be a history professor. After stepping down as president next year, McCormick will take a year off — while being paid handsomely — before returning to the school as a history teacher.

It’s an outrageous expense, but the university is stuck: McCormick’s contract guaranteed that if he left the president’s post and returned to teach he could not be paid less than the highest-paid faculty member….READ MORE

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