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House to Vote to Freeze Federal Worker Pay

Arby Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:14 AM
That's a great idea. I would also support a federal employee cut of 50% -- as in "let's get rid of 50% of them." Maybe then we would make a dent in unnecessary spending.
wdwrkr Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:53 AM
"And start with the IRS and DOJ. "
Then go to Dept of Ed, Dept of Energy, Dept of Ag, etc...
Steve18 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:26 AM
And start with the IRS and DOJ.

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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