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House to Vote to Freeze Federal Worker Pay

Lonestarman Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:51 PM
Here is where Mr. Glass' comments miss the mark: what he does not understand is that the pay of federal workers is stratified. The lower the level of education, the better paid the federal worker relative to the private sector. He conveniently cites a source that show that the workers with masters degree or above receive a slight federal pay premium. The CBO recently did a study. He should read that source. It would show that yes, federal employees with masters degree alone do receive a federal pay premium over and above the private sector. However, it you go the next highest level of education, that is, those with doctorate degrees or professional degrees, are paid dramatically less than their private sector counterparts.

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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