Federal employees getting a raise while average Joe gets his hours cut

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“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#1 Dec 23, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#2 Dec 23, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/obama -signs-order-federal-worker-pa y-raises-2014-004135276.html
Another example of why there needs to be a plague. The vermin need to be thinned out.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#3 Dec 23, 2013
I think Government employee and officeholders' pay should be tied directly to the median income.

Since: Nov 13

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#4 Dec 23, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
I think Government employee and officeholders' pay should be tied directly to the median income.
They are. It's management that is pulling in the big dough. Rank n file worker bees are at par with private sector employees as far as wages. The benefit package may be a little more but not grossly out of proportion.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/economix/2012...

http://mediamatters.org/mobile/research/2010/...

http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/01/c...
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#6 Dec 24, 2013
Further example of govt out of control. Our POTUS and Congress should get a large pay cut.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#7 Dec 24, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>They are. It's management that is pulling in the big dough. Rank n file worker bees are at par with private sector employees as far as wages. The benefit package may be a little more but not grossly out of proportion.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/economix/2012...
http://mediamatters.org/mobile/research/2010/...
http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/01/c...
There you go again! You remind me of the Russian politicians back in the 70's & 80's. They would always spout this crap and then the world watched as their society crumbled under their state run/communist led system of govt as they couldn't feed their own people. Of course, the USA stepped in there too.

Since: Nov 13

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#8 Dec 24, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
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There you go again! You remind me of the Russian politicians back in the 70's & 80's. They would always spout this crap and then the world watched as their society crumbled under their state run/communist led system of govt as they couldn't feed their own people. Of course, the USA stepped in there too.
Prove the stats wrong or shut your eggnog hole.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#9 Dec 24, 2013
No need to review your socialist stats. I lived thru the history of the decline of the soviet union. They couldn't feed their people because the state controlled everything and the people were powerless. Only the elite in the Politburo profited. The rest suffered.

You think you got it tough. You have been making excuses on this site for months citing everything that is wrong but never mention hard work, opportunity and following law and order. Try that!

No wonder your success depends on what law is enacted or what party is in power.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#10 Dec 24, 2013
BTW, you only reference lib sites. You're not very well rounded:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/09/18/re...

If you want credibility and to really convince people why not cite either moderate or both liberal and conservative links. However, I will keep working with you to get it right.

Merry Christmas!
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#11 Dec 24, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
I think Government employee and officeholders' pay should be tied directly to the median income.
It is.

woof
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#12 Dec 24, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
BTW, you only reference lib sites. You're not very well rounded:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/09/18/re...
If you want credibility and to really convince people why not cite either moderate or both liberal and conservative links. However, I will keep working with you to get it right.
Merry Christmas!
Have a Merry Christmas. Maybe Obama will get pancreatic cancer.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

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#13 Dec 24, 2013
Hrm. I wonder how large the raise was?

And if, lets say, there had been a several year long hiring freeze predating it...

But I suppose looking at the facts would be rather dull. Shall we engage in a poorly informed and poorly lettered rant about the things we refuse to further research?
Punta Gorda

Dayton, OH

#14 Dec 24, 2013
The raise is a COLA, not a true raise.

Federal employees do not get yearly cost of living adjustments.

In fact, they haven't had a COLA in at least the last 5 years.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#15 Dec 24, 2013
Punta Gorda wrote:
The raise is a COLA, not a true raise.
Federal employees do not get yearly cost of living adjustments.
In fact, they haven't had a COLA in at least the last 5 years.
They arethe not drafted so if they were not making what they wanted they could find a new job.
Punta Gorda

Dayton, OH

#16 Dec 24, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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They arethe not drafted so if they were not making what they wanted they could find a new job.
Do you not proof read your writing before you post?

Also, what does a COLA have anything to do with your incoherent blabber?

If you have a job requiring coherent writing, you are highly overpaid.

Get another job, because you are cheating your employer.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#17 Dec 24, 2013
Punta Gorda wrote:
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Do you not proof read your writing before you post?
Also, what does a COLA have anything to do with your incoherent blabber?
If you have a job requiring coherent writing, you are highly overpaid.
Get another job, because you are cheating your employer.
it is a vertual keyboard and I am driving so no I don't proof read. This is topix not important.

I say again if the federal employees don't like the pay they are free get a different job. 99.999999% of Federal employees are not worth a pint of piss to put them out if they are on fire. BATF, TSA, DEA, injustice dept et.al are completely useless. Apparently you are a trough feeder.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#18 Dec 24, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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it is a vertual keyboard and I am driving so no I don't proof read. This is topix not important.
I say again if the federal employees don't like the pay they are free get a different job. 99.999999% of Federal employees are not worth a pint of piss to put them out if they are on fire. BATF, TSA, DEA, injustice dept et.al are completely useless. Apparently you are a trough feeder.
Hey... I work for the military, dude!! We earn it, we do. And yes, it is only a COLA raise for those on direct payroll of the fed.(I'm not, defense contractor, different ball game... but I know their rules, too.) Their pay rates for federal line workers for 2014 is here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay... . Not out of line with private sector, highest ends (grade 15) are primarily senior level attorneys, engineers, researchers, etc. NOT your policy wonks in DC. These are the guys in the field, doing the day to day work. The highest 2 levels (maybe 3) are the supervisors, not managers, not politicians and usually require considerable experience and usually at least a BA/BS.

Also...please don't text and drive. We want you here...not getting tagged by bacon or worse. I can't see how anyone can drive and text, it's too distracting.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#19 Dec 24, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Hey... I work for the military, dude!! We earn it, we do. And yes, it is only a COLA raise for those on direct payroll of the fed.(I'm not, defense contractor, different ball game... but I know their rules, too.) Their pay rates for federal line workers for 2014 is here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay... . Not out of line with private sector, highest ends (grade 15) are primarily senior level attorneys, engineers, researchers, etc. NOT your policy wonks in DC. These are the guys in the field, doing the day to day work. The highest 2 levels (maybe 3) are the supervisors, not managers, not politicians and usually require considerable experience and usually at least a BA/BS.
Also...please don't text and drive. We want you here...not getting tagged by bacon or worse. I can't see how anyone can drive and text, it's too distracting.
Ain't it fun when you find out what your "pals" here really think of you? It's another Festivus miracle!
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#20 Dec 24, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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Hey... I work for the military, dude!! We earn it, we do. And yes, it is only a COLA raise for those on direct payroll of the fed.(I'm not, defense contractor, different ball game... but I know their rules, too.) Their pay rates for federal line workers for 2014 is here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay... . Not out of line with private sector, highest ends (grade 15) are primarily senior level attorneys, engineers, researchers, etc. NOT your policy wonks in DC. These are the guys in the field, doing the day to day work. The highest 2 levels (maybe 3) are the supervisors, not managers, not politicians and usually require considerable experience and usually at least a BA/BS.
Also...please don't text and drive. We want you here...not getting tagged by bacon or worse. I can't see how anyone can drive and text, it's too distracting.
I am not texting I am posting :p). Texting and driving is not tough at all. The parasites with badges are allowed to text shop ebay and watch porn while driving.

I was not putting military in the group of parasites. If a TSA employee is paid a dollar per year that is way too much. Same for BATF. and any of Holder's goons .

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#21 Dec 24, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I am not texting I am posting :p). Texting and driving is not tough at all. The parasites with badges are allowed to text shop ebay and watch porn while driving.
I was not putting military in the group of parasites. If a TSA employee is paid a dollar per year that is way too much. Same for BATF. and any of Holder's goons .
LOL. I hear ya.

Unfortunately, TSAs, BATF, Holder's goons are probably paid along these same scales--they're used across the board for fed employees. I hate TSAs...anyone who needs to grope grandma in the wheelchair or kiddies before boarding needs to be kicked.

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