We’re broke, but Obama gives raises to fed employees incl. Congress

Over the cliff we go. Wheeeeeee!!!!!

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Here’s a companion piece to the post that Trail Dust just published, “Sending Us Over the Cliff.”

Daniel Halper reports for the Weekly Standard, Dec 28, 2012, that the POS issued yet another executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise.

One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is VPOS Joe Biden. According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.

Members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, also will receive a $900 bump in their annual salary, from $174,000 to 174,900.

Here’s the list of new wages, as attached to Obama’s executive order: “A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning ‘on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,’” reports FedSmith.com. “The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%.”

That is why the “negotiations” over the “fiscal cliff” between the POS in the White House and the little POS in the House, John Boehner, are just elaborate kabuki theater or a charade.

To his credit, a Democratic member of Congress, John Barrow of Georgia, is moving to block the POS’s congressional pay increase.

~Eowyn

17 responses to “We’re broke, but Obama gives raises to fed employees incl. Congress

  1. These idiots in charge don’t deserve a raise!

  2. I’m a great fan of Obama, but hearing that news made me feel the way I did when they gave him the Nobel Prize: I thought it was a joke. The most important thing, a symbolic but effective action, would be for Bama to raise the minimum wage. It’s not those at the top who need more. Raise the minimum wage now.

    • “Raise the minimum wage now.”

      Just what America’s already beleaguered small businesses need.
      Just what America needs — yet one more government regulation to make the Obese Govt even bigger.

      A government big enough to give you what you want, is also a government powerful enough to take your freedom away.

      • When was the last time the miniwage was raised? In the Clinton years. Corporate profits are at record levels, taxes have never been lower, Dow Jones at record level. I think it’s safe to say the economy will survive it, it would profit from it. The gesture would have a communal positive effect throught the country. That’s a great way to start the year. Happy new year, Job Creator. Be kind.

    • The state I live in has one of the highest minimum wage in the nation, and it’s going up again tomorrow. Funny though, it hasn’t done anything to improve our economy nor the unemployment rate. Mandating a pay rate instead of allowing a business to determine the employees’ value and the cost to do business works only for government. And it barely works at that if you look at the fiscal health of most government agencies.

    • Why yes, lets be sure and put even more young Americans out of work – particulularly young black Americans.

      Yeah, that’s the ticket, fer sure, you government-educated (and thus economically illiterate) moron.

      Translated into a language you can understand, that means “dumbMass.”

      -Dave

  3. He don’t give a crap about anything but securing his power base. The federal unions are in his pocket now along with the RINOs and the old folks and disabled. We all got raises and I can’t see ANY justification for it.
    Sometimes you just want to throw your hands up and say what the hell’s the use?”

  4. spiritualleader7

    Obama is the worst ever!! New Year’s blessings, Andy

  5. The POS must know something we don’t. When will it all end??

  6. They get a $900 raise I get a $216 while an Illegal gets $2500 plus food stamps, health care (paid for) and a cell phone, and if I can’t afford the high health care I will get fined! Yea, Bama in doing the right thing every day, NOT! Semper Fi.

  7. I see the POS in the white house still using butt plugs!!!!! SNARK!!!!

  8. If you voted for Obama, don’t you want to know where your hand out is? If you didn’t vote for Obama this is one reason you didn’t. Don’t this greedy butt hole chaff you? He is about next to nothing as a person can get. Not honest- not loyal- not a real friend- not a black man or a white man- Just not much of any thing but a jive talker.Still he knows how to put blinders on weak minded people and get elected, then reelected.

  9. The king doesn’t care about our country’s economic condition. There has been a “fiscal cliff” (LOL) since he became president. Apparently the king, his regime and the politicians all assume that we plebians are not aware of the truth. We know it is B.S.

  10. If you favor for Obama, don’t you want to know where your hand out is? If you didn’t favor for Obama this is one reason you didn’t.

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