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President Mitt Romney 2012
A True Man Of The People
Today, Mitt Romney said, if elected President, he would likely accept the presidential salary of $400,000 annually, but donate the money.
While serving as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney declined his $135,000 annual salary.
"I haven't really thought ahead that far," Romney said initially. "There are some questions I haven't forecasted, perhaps because that would seem presumptuous of me."
Then, he added: "I presume I would take the salary and then I would donate at least that amount -- or more -- to charity."
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2012
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Answer by feralxat at 11:02 PM on Oct. 19, 2012
By the way, your link is from May 2007. Is that the only source that you have for this, or is there something more current that you are outraged over?
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:02 PM on Oct. 19, 2012
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 11:05 PM on Oct. 19, 2012
He doesn't need the money, OP. He makes more than that on interest. Many conservatives (and probably a lot of liberals as well) feel that private donations have a bigger impact on the community they are given to, since they don't pass through government's hands first. I wish all of the millionaires serving in elected positions would say and hopefully do the same thing.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:05 PM on Oct. 19, 2012