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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:31 AM

Obama to propose pay hike for federal workers

http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/08/news/economy/obama-federal-worker-pay/index.html?hpt=po_c2

Obama to propose pay hike for federal workers
By Jennifer Liberto @CNNMoney
February 8, 2013: 6:26 PM ET


NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

President Obama plans to propose a 1% pay hike for civilian federal workers in his budget proposal for 2014.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget officials briefed federal labor leaders late Friday on the proposed pay hike.

Federal pay has been frozen for more than two years. A 0.5% pay hike is scheduled to go to civilian federal workers in late March. That pay hike was delayed when President Obama extended the existing pay freeze a few months to give lawmakers time to come up with a budget deal.

Union leaders were elated to hear the news.

"After all that federal workers have sacrificed the past three years, they have earned a raise. I repeat, they have earned a raise," said William R. Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees.

Congress would still have to approve the pay hike. In the meantime, House Republicans have plans to consider legislation that would extend the current freeze on federal pay through the end of this year.

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babylonsister Feb 2013 OP
RC Feb 2013 #1
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Historic NY Feb 2013 #2
annabanana Feb 2013 #3
devine25 Feb 2013 #4
Th1onein Feb 2013 #6

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:30 AM

1. What bullshit...

 

1%? How about a more realistic 3% to 5%? That 1% won't even cover their yearly increase in their health insurance.
This pay raise that actually isn't, is part of the reason the 'recovery' isn't going very well. This is the same faulty thinking that is being applied to Social Security. And with the same effect, a stagnate economy on main street.
While out an about last night, we noticed a hardware store, closed and vacant. They were open last week. More people sucked down the drain, to swell the unemployment numbers.

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Response to RC (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:39 PM

5. Do you honestly think the rethugs would get on board w/3-5%?

I don't even think this is going to be doable, but at least the effort is being made.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:34 AM

2. Will the congress cut it out again

Hours before the highly publicized vote on the fiscal cliff, the House passed another measure on Jan. 1 that would have kept federal employees’ pay frozen. Lawmakers backed the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R. 6726), which would prohibit a 2013 pay adjustment for federal employees and members of Congress, as called for by President Obama in a Dec. 27 executive order. The measure passed 287 to 129.

http://fcw.com/articles/2013/01/02/pay-raise-issa.aspx

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:31 PM

3. I would like him to UNFREEZE federal hiring...

Many agencies are stretched to the breaking point.. But then again, wasn't that the whole purpose of the "drown it in the bathtub" crowd?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 04:30 PM

4. Republicans hate America

The GOP wants to destroy government by driving away solid employees who serve the public. They also desire an end to middle-class living for all working people.

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Response to devine25 (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:18 AM

6. They don't want to destroy the middle class; they just NEED slave labor.

Welcome to DU, devine25!

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