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House to Vote to Freeze Federal Worker Pay

Agent Crawfish Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:16 PM
This is simple ... employees don't get raises when the business is in the red. Freeze federal pay until the debt is eliminated. Maybe that'll force some efficiency into the federal work force.
Lonestarman Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:18 PM
Your solution does not make sense. The government needs to be smaller and work smarter. That means it has to retain its top people ... the one's with advanced degrees who manage hundreds of millions of dollars and have similar major responsibilities. Your one size fits all solution would make the federal government less responsive to the people than it is already and more inefficient. You sometimes have to spend money to make money (and, to save it). Do you want a bunch of dolts trying major lawsuits for the government, operating on our veterans and deciding cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars as judges? The people in those positions are not the ones overpaid; they are very much underpaid relative to the private sector.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:56 PM
That didn't stop members of Congress giving themselves a pay increase.

The House of Representatives today will vote to freeze the pay of federal employees, which would extend a policy that President Obama wants to put to an end. Obama is seeking a pay increase for federal workers.


The GOP-led House is expected to pass the bill on Friday, but it's likely to receive a cold reception in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Budget hawks, in supporting the freeze, say the average federal worker compensation, including benefits, is nearly double the median U.S. household income. They point to a 2012 Congressional Budget Office study showing that, while...

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