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House to Vote to Freeze Federal Worker Pay

M30 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:08 PM
Agent, I totally agree - so just know that the thieves in the Fed Gov will simply conduct planned work stoppages. THe State of IL AFSCME union simply uses every loophole in the rules and contracts to get paid more. IE - Calling off FMLA for their shift, taking another shift and getting paid time and a half. WHile gaining double comp time (8 hours for their FMLA shift, and 8 hours for the shift they took to help out a brother) RIGHT THen they will switch next week. Believe me if this sounds crazy it is. They do it all of the time. Plus in IL you can call off for FMLA 120 days, so there is lots of time to screw the system and the taxpayer.

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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