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Dem Rep to Obama: We Really Shouldn’t Be Getting a Raise

brainmcfarlane Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:48 PM
I thought executive orders were for matters of importance? Maybe I am wrong. Obama continues to use them when he likely thinks that Congress won't pass his out of touch ideas. This executive power was not even close to what this country was founded on... it seems every term from a POTUS gobbles up a little bit more power taking us closer to a dictatorship. I am glad to see a Dem (or any rep for that matter) actually take a stand on spending... where were they on the BS fiscal cliff fiasco? Of course Bachmann is right too.

Last week President Obama signed an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, meaning that some federal workers like Vice President Biden, the Supreme Court and yes, members of Congress—will be getting a raise. The amounts—though varied—weren’t too significant in the grand scheme of things but it was the principle and timing of the matter that was troubling.

Now, The Weekly Standard is reporting that John Barrow (D-Ga), a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, is moving to block the pay increase:

The move, led by John Barrow of Georgia, is to...