Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers

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“Ludibrium est onus genio”

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#1 Dec 29, 2012
Really? Millions suffering and this is the best use of $11 billion?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ord...
Tip

Columbus, OH

#2 Dec 29, 2012
TonyD2 wrote:
Really? Millions suffering and this is the best use of $11 billion?
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ord...
is'nt that nice.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#3 Dec 29, 2012
I don't think any government employee should get a raise unless there's a surplus!
GS-12 federal employee

La Rue, OH

#5 Dec 30, 2012
Thank you President Obama!
Tip

Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 30, 2012
Tip wrote:
<quoted text>is'nt that nice.
Money makes people more cooperative.When you give someone a fat tip-they loooooove it when you walk in the door.
Tip

Columbus, OH

#7 Dec 30, 2012
GS-12 federal employee wrote:
Thank you President Obama!
Don't be to over joyed,we're all on the same ship.
Duke for Mayor

Canton, OH

#8 Dec 30, 2012
Karl Monday wrote:
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They can have a raise when every cent of the debt is paid down!
Then stop cheating on your taxes Karl.

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#9 Dec 30, 2012
TonyD2 wrote:
Really? Millions suffering and this is the best use of $11 billion?
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ord...
Don't forget that federal workers--salaries frozen since 2010--have been suffering right along with all the rest.

From your article:

"A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning 'on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,'" reports FedSmith.com . "The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%."

Sounds like they are still losing, just losing a bit less.

Recall, as those on the right are fond of reminding us, that workers who can do better elsewhere are always free to leave. While falsely focusing on the VP--unlikely to leave--the work of government is carried on by a good many more than those elected to Congress or the Presidency. But even there we have seen a few recent defections to do better elsewhere.

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#10 Dec 30, 2012
TonyD2 wrote:
I don't think any government employee should get a raise unless there's a surplus!
Is that how it works at your company?
Disgusting

Columbus, OH

#11 Dec 30, 2012
TonyD2 wrote:
Really? Millions suffering and this is the best use of $11 billion?
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ord...
Kind of reminds me of Wall St.three or four years ago.Remember the ungodly bonuses.Can the economy be that bad if they're getting raises like this?Surely they must know America is getting pissed off.Their raises will make up their tax increase.They pay taxes right?
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#12 Dec 30, 2012
TonyD2 wrote:
I don't think any government employee should get a raise unless there's a surplus!
I totally agree.
Lt Tyree

Louisville, KY

#13 Dec 30, 2012
Retires also got it....1.7% big deal!@
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#14 Dec 30, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Don't forget that federal workers--salaries frozen since 2010--have been suffering right along with all the rest.
From your article:
"A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning 'on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,'" reports FedSmith.com . "The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%."
Sounds like they are still losing, just losing a bit less.
Recall, as those on the right are fond of reminding us, that workers who can do better elsewhere are always free to leave. While falsely focusing on the VP--unlikely to leave--the work of government is carried on by a good many more than those elected to Congress or the Presidency. But even there we have seen a few recent defections to do better elsewhere.
m

We still got our step raises though so we have nothing to really moan about.
Spookishere F trolls

United States

#15 Dec 30, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Don't forget that federal workers--salaries frozen since 2010--have been suffering right along with all the rest.
From your article:
"A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning 'on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,'" reports FedSmith.com . "The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%."
Sounds like they are still losing, just losing a bit less.
Recall, as those on the right are fond of reminding us, that workers who can do better elsewhere are always free to leave. While falsely focusing on the VP--unlikely to leave--the work of government is carried on by a good many more than those elected to Congress or the Presidency. But even there we have seen a few recent defections to do better elsewhere.
90% no make that 99%the of federal workers arenot really works they are federal employees who collect a check and do so little work one would have to draw a circle around them to see if the are moving. And the ones that do work are busting their asses to see which one can violate citizens constitutional rights.

I say if they don't like their pay go and get a real job no one draftd them into being a clerk or a constitution trampler.
VADoc

Aiken, SC

#16 Dec 30, 2012
Spookishere F trolls wrote:
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90% no make that 99%the of federal workers arenot really works they are federal employees who collect a check and do so little work one would have to draw a circle around them to see if the are moving. And the ones that do work are busting their asses to see which one can violate citizens constitutional rights.
I say if they don't like their pay go and get a real job no one draftd them into being a clerk or a constitution trampler.
Yeah we have some real winners. It makes the rest of us have to work that much harder. We have a receptionist in one of our departments who has been moved 3 times due to failure to do her job and because she is just a rude person who has no desire to work, but they don't fire her. They just move her to a different office until people raise enough of a fuss then she gets moved again.

Working the for the fed is about like any other job. Some work hard and a few do nothing and get by with it.
Spookishere F trolls

United States

#17 Dec 30, 2012
VADoc wrote:
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Yeah we have some real winners. It makes the rest of us have to work that much harder. We have a receptionist in one of our departments who has been moved 3 times due to failure to do her job and because she is just a rude person who has no desire to work, but they don't fire her. They just move her to a different office until people raise enough of a fuss then she gets moved again.
Working the for the fed is about like any other job. Some work hard and a few do nothing and get by with it.
I was not including military and VA. But yeah you do have.pencil pushers there too.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

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#19 Dec 30, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Don't forget that federal workers--salaries frozen since 2010--have been suffering right along with all the rest.
How much suffering are they doing making 61% higher than the average civilian worker?

http://www.factcheck.org/2010/12/are-federal-...

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

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#20 Dec 30, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Is that how it works at your company?
Before I retired, yes.

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#21 Dec 30, 2012
Disgusting wrote:
<quoted text>Kind of reminds me of Wall St.three or four years ago.Remember the ungodly bonuses.Can the economy be that bad if they're getting raises like this?Surely they must know America is getting pissed off.Their raises will make up their tax increase.They pay taxes right?
Actually, the raise for legislators would be a scant $900/year.

And the across the board average is between .5 and 1%. And this follows a three year freeze--also carried out by Executive Order.

Now, you wanna revisit how this parallels Wall Street bonuses?

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#22 Dec 30, 2012
VADoc wrote:
<quoted text>m
We still got our step raises though so we have nothing to really moan about.
Well, congratulations. State employees did not. Neither did a lot of local government employees, some of who took cuts.

And the majority probably make a good deal less than a doc at the VA.

Your empathy is profound and stunning--NOT!

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