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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:59 PM

House to vote to continue federal pay freeze

Source: Associated Press

House to vote to continue federal pay freeze
January 16, 2013 | Modified: January 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) The House next week will take up a Republican bill to overturn an order from President Barack Obama giving federal workers a 0.5 percent pay raise.

The legislation would continue a pay freeze for the federal government's 2 million employees that has been in effect for the past two years.

Republicans say that stopping the pay increase from going into effect when the current federal spending bill ends on March 27 would save taxpayers $11 billion over 10 years.

Obama on Dec. 27 issued an executive order extending the raise to all federal employees, including members of Congress. As part of the deal to prevent the government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff, Congress reversed the part of that order giving its own members a $900-per-year raise.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:03 PM

1. Government workers are tax payers.

You want to help the economy and create jobs? Put money in the hands of those who will spend it.
As a government worker I like it when taxpayers want to cut your salary and demand more services.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:07 PM

2. Not really surprised!

As someone who works for the federal government our HR department already informed us that Congress was likely to keep the freeze in place.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:13 PM

3. Again, on the backs of the working people. Classy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. congress is full of crap

 

the only people that work for someone else and give them self a raise . congress only works half a year they are over paid

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:40 PM

5. Congress can reject their own pay raise and let the other Federal Employees have their raise.

 

Congress wouldn't miss a pay raise, especially Issa who is worth millions of Dollars and gets increases from his own personal investments like Mitt Romney. So this is easy for someone like him to say. The military also includes Federal employees. Those Troops need a raise.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:01 PM

6. IMO our federal elected officials are the ones that deserve a swift pay cut and freeze.

Cut them so they cannot earn more what someone who gets minimum wage gets and that includes cutting their retirement.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:15 PM

7. Bastards!

The way they treat workers, federal or otherwise, is shameful!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:28 PM

8. Federal employee here

Our union and Administrator sent out an e-mail informing us that this is what is going on. GOP= Anti-American, Anti-taxpayer, anti-economy, anti-worker. Not that this comes as any surprise to anyone.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:33 PM

9. I think the larger issue is, what's up with those 0.5-1% raises?

Such raises do not keep up with inflation which is over 3%, so employees effectively get paid less every year. That must be a bargain for employers who charge more for their products every year. I'm not a good enough economist to understand how prices can go up and wages go down -- who gets the difference? I haven't had a raise in 3 years, and if this continues, in 20 years it will be like I'm working for half the money as when I started.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:43 PM

10. And of course they will be turning down the pay increase for Congress

No? I'm so surprised. NOT.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:44 PM

11. .......while they push for more good-buddy,no-bid,no oversight privitization contracts.

 

But what would you expect from the house that does nothing but obstruct the recovery so that their cronies on wall street and k street
can rack up record profits on late fees and poor credit scores from the hapless consumers.
Fascists!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:01 PM

12. Be worse for DoD civil servants if the squestration goes through

A 5 pager from ASD hit Thursday. 4 week furloughs were expressly mentioned.

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