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

Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:23 PM
I wouldn't be one bit surprised if this was a Jarrett/Axelrod/Obama plan to entrap Republicans. It's hard to turn down a pay raise in this economy, so Obama gives Congress a pay increase so that when they try to hold his spending feet to the fire, he can dump this back in their lap. Send the money back with a bow and a No Thanks card.
Curtis108 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:32 PM
I would like to know where Obama got the power to change Congress' compensation...
psydoc Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:36 PM
I think what the EO did was release the freeze that was placed on grubrmnt employees. I don't think he had the authority to do either...Constitutionally...but when has that stopped him. I am angry at Congress for letting him get away with a lot worse things he had done with EOs.
Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:37 PM
His usual route Curtis: Executive Order.
anywoman Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:55 PM
His second favorite thing to do. First is hear himself talk.
psydoc Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 4:27 PM
Henry, I like your idea. I think republicans, in the House, should pass a bill, as soon as possible, rejecting Ø's executive order and the pay raise. When reid refuses to let it come to a vote in the Senate, republicans should be on every talk radio show, every network TV show, and every roof-top screaming about how Ø wants to reward his over-paid rich people.

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...