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House to Vote to Freeze Federal Worker Pay

Lonestarman Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:02 PM
Here is the CBO study I was referencing. Clearly, the problem is that Congress is not smart enough to deal with this issue other that with a broad brush. It only knows how to implement "one size fits all" solutions. For years, less educated federal employees get better raises and fairer treatment than the most educated federal workers. Then the freeze come and they lump in the capped out most educated people in the government --- the ones who can do things to actually help the government save money and costs -- and what is Congress' solution? Lump everyone together and punish the top people.

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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