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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:07 PM

16. If Trump & GOP got together, they could kill or lower the COLA

It's called the third rail for a reason, touching it would zap the careers of all involved.

Trump killed the Fed pay raise (COLA) and Congress did nothing to reinstate it. There is a law that dictates the increase based on the same factors as SS, but Presidents can lower or stop it unless overridden. There was no strong political uproar because who's afraid of shafting federal workers that don't wear a uniform?

Obama froze Fed pay after the crash of '08. There was a logic behind it about shared sacrifice, but Trump just hates the deep state for knowing how feckless he really is.

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