Wait! Won't freezing pay be a drag on the economy?! Will this not deprive some workers of acchieving their dream to make it into the middle class? It goes like this: if we pay these workers a living wage, they'll spend that extra money which will stimulate job growth, reducing unemployment,food stamp and welfare outlays. Increased taxes, sorry "revenues," will flow to the government. If we want to reduce the deficit we should INCREASE workers' pay. I'd write more but President Obama just called and wants me to change the phrase "pay more" to "invest in."