too bad you missed the full description.the raise was proposed quite some time ago. any raise does not occur until late March.Who was the idiot who called me a liar about a week ago when I first posted Obama gives pay raises by means of an Executive Order? LMAO Idiot!
Tighten your belts some more peasants, we need a pay increase for a job well done.
Executive Order Gives Pay Raise to Vice President, Members of Congress and Federal Workers-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor:
Allegations went viral on the Internet saying that as President Obama and legislative leaders worked to avert the "fiscal cliff" the President handed out pay raises by means of an Executive Order.
The Executive Order was signed by President Obama on December 27, 2012 and can be found on the White House website.
According to a December 28, 2012 article by The Weekly Standard, Vice President Biden earned $225,521 last year and after the pay raise he is expected to net $231,900. The article went on to say that, "Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase."
The executive order will increase rates of pay for federal workers half of one percent, which have been frozen since 2010. In an update to the article the Congressional Budget Office told the Weekly Standard that the "President’s pay raise for federal workers will cost $11 billion over ten years."
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
"As of March 27, 2013, federal employees will see a half-percent to one percent pay increase, marking the end of a pay freeze that has been in place since late 2010."
"Obama proposed that workers get a 0.5 percent pay increase last year and wanted it to take effect on Jan. 1. In September, the president agreed with Congress to delay the pay increase at least until the expiration of a continuing resolution funding the government at the end of March.
Federal workers have been laboring under a two-year pay freeze ordered by Obama in Dec. 2010 to try to reduce spending."
and while your at it ask the House Speaker about this
"But Boehner now receives a monthly $2,083.33 direct payment for expenses, according to the most recent expenditure reports from the Clerk of the House. Because the total of the expense payment is the same each month, it is apparently not reimbursement for individual itemized expenses."
"While Congress has set aside $235,000 a year to cover the expenses of House and Senate leaders, Boehner now appears to be the only Member of the House accepting this money in direct payments each month."