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Obama To Give Federal Workers Another Raise

From the Associated Press:

Obama to Propose Another Raise for Federal Workers

February 24, 2014

The White House said President Obama would propose a 1 percent pay raise next year for federal workers. It would be the second year in a row that civilian federal workers would get a 1 percent raise after three straight years of pay freezes. Their pay also went up in January.

It’s simply a lie to say federal wages were frozen for three years. All that was frozen was their annual cost of living adjustment. (Which has often been frozen for Social Security recipients, and others.) And that is what we are talking about here.

During that time federal workers continued to receive automatic within grade increases. And they also continued to receive performance awards and promotions during that time.

The Pentagon said military pay would go up by 1 percent as well.

Except for all those who are being gutted by his other cuts.

The president sets the pay increase by presidential order, but his budget, which comes out next Tuesday, sets aside the money for it.

In reality, cost of living raises are supposed to granted by Congress. But Obama is, once again, giving his peeps a raise via executive order. What a shock, huh?

From the Washington Post:

Labor unions disappointed at 1 percent pay raise Obama to propose for federal workers

By Joe Davidson | February 24, 2014

Federal labor leaders are disappointed with President Obama’s proposal to raise federal employee pay by 1 percent next year…

“I strongly believe that federal employees deserve more, and this amount is inadequate,” said Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). “There is no question in my mind that inadequate raises will have consequences on recruitment and retention.”

This is the same union that runs the IRS.

Kelley says a 3.3 percent increase would be “fair and reasonable…”

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the proposed increase “is a small step in the right direction, but not nearly enough” given the pay freezes, furloughs and benefit cuts imposed on the federal workforce over the past three years.

Once again, in reality, there has not been any pay freeze, no cuts to benefits. And the ‘furloughs’ were all just paid vacations. There was only a freeze on their automatic cost of living increases.

But our media and the rest of the Democrat Party promulgate this lie, day in and day out.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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