When some bright-eyed recently minted engineer starts telling A Reader about how the new rich people like the Google founders are down-to-earth, drive small cars, etc, A Reader always points out how driving a small car when you use airliners as private planes and stash billions in offshore accounts isn’t comparable to driving a small car that is your only means of transportation and you have to work extra shifts to pay for it. This is what A Reader was reminded of when he saw:
Obama characterized his 5% as sharing the sacrifice that the sequester is forcing some public sector employees to make. It’s just not the same kind of sacrifice. He won’t even feel his sacrifice. And if he does, he can ease his tiny pains with another deluxe vacation and a few more concerts at the White House performed by whichever pop stars his daughters are enthusing over this month. — Althouse: “Obama’s insulting salary stunt.”.
The worst part is that the venal mass media will present this as a great sacrifice and an important and significant gesture, and the ruminant sheeple of the general public will agree.