President Barack Obama has frozen the salaries of all White House staff making $100K or more a year. As he said, we "deserve a government that truly is of, and by, the American people."
Cool. I get that this is largely symbolic, but still, it's a pretty nice gesture. Like I was just saying to Liss, Obama is the anti-Bush in so many ways. It's not just that he's a Democrat (and African-American and young and erudite and well-spoken, etc., etc.) but it's like everything he does is the complete antithesis of his predecessor. (See below.) Even his symbolic gestures are a complete repudiation of the last administration's every policy.