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As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Obama Orders Pay Raise for Some Federal Employees

Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 4:30 PM
Thank her for her service to our country.
Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 4:36 PM
The military earns it regardless of DOD recommendation.
dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 4:34 PM
will do. cant believe they gave a raise when the DoD recommended against it.

As the country is on the verge of going over the “fiscal cliff,” President Obama signed an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees. Translation: some federal workers—ranging from the vice president to the Supreme Court and members of Congress—will be getting a raise. Via The Weekly Standard:

According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year.

Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900....