http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpu...ent-oba-3.htmlMr. Obama said that yesterday at his inauguration that he was "inspired by the sight of Americans as far as the eye could see. They were there because they believe this is a moment of great change in America, a time for reinvigorating our democracy and remaking our country. They've entrusted all of us with a great responsibility. And so today I'd like to talk with you about our responsibility to keep that trust."
Adding that during this period of economic crisis, "families are tightening their belts and so should Washington," the president said he was ordering a pay freeze on senior White House staffers who make $100,000 a year or more, officially called the Presidential Memorandum Regarding Pay Freeze.
"Some of the people in this room will be affected by the pay freeze, and I want you to know that I appreciate your willingness to agree to it, recognizing that it's what's required of you at this moment," he said. "It's a mark of your commitment to public service."