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Obama Gives Raise to Biden,
Congress as Fiscal Cliff Looms

Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/28/2012 6:38:53 PM

Imagine you are working for a company that is going bankrupt, but everyone you work with and your bosses are getting pay raises. Seem absurd? Not if you work for the failing federal government, because President Obama has decreed that Vice President Biden, members of Congress, and most federal workers are getting raises for 2013. As the U.S. government is losing its luster on the bond market and as the fiscal cliff looms, President Obama issued an executive order to give everyone raises. Obama has generously bestowed a $6,379 per year raise on Grampa Joe;

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 12/28/2012 6:42:03 PM     (No. 9087975)

Unfreakin believable!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/28/2012 6:44:28 PM     (No. 9087978)

Out of his own pocket I hope - that seems to be a very high handed sort of "look at me, I´m Mr.Wonderful" gesture without asking our approval - because we all know in reality where this pay raise will come from, and I for one think all involved should have their pay slashed for putting us all in such jeopardy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 12/28/2012 7:11:57 PM     (No. 9087995)

Unbelievable!
Now my husband and I feel much more entitled to the windfall coming to our dairy farm bacause the farm bill was not signed.
We are going to use the money to augment our weapons cache.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dcomd, 12/28/2012 7:13:32 PM     (No. 9087996)

Had enough yet?

Is it, yet, again time to fire on Ft. Sumpter (metaphorically speaking, of course)?

Are we going to let them spend us into oblivion?

Haoxian wo hui jiang putonghua (fortunately, I speak Mandarin Chinese)

Melon Labe!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/28/2012 7:36:09 PM     (No. 9088007)

This is what BIG GOVERNMENT LOOKS LIKE!

Open wide America it´s what you voted for!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/28/2012 7:42:20 PM     (No. 9088010)

This pay increase is, of course, necessary to cover any higher costs the federal worker(s) may have to pay as a result of any new rules, regulations or taxes coming their way due to, among the following, but not limited to, Obamacare - of which they are not subject to, but must still pay higher deductibles, necessarily skyrocketing energy prices and/or basic increases in the standard cost(s)of living. State, county and city municipalities may follow suit if they can sneak increases into their budgets without the private work force noticing.

As you may have guessed, govn workers have no economic cycle. When times are good, they wish to partake in the increased private sector largesse through tax increases. When times are bad, govn wishes to not feel your pain and tax increases are necessary to stave off any possible lowering of their standard of living.

Have a Happy New Year.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susieq1, 12/28/2012 7:49:34 PM     (No. 9088013)

And they worry about how to cut grandma´s $12,000.00 a year social security; that by the way she paid into all her life. Cuts only come from the serfs not the noble upper-crust.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/28/2012 7:54:09 PM     (No. 9088017)

Let us work it out so that we the People vote on their pay raises, after all it is our money anyway!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/28/2012 7:55:09 PM     (No. 9088019)

You can listen to Obama´s words, BUT trust his behavior.
He doesn´t give a tinker´s dam about the debt, the deficit, your tax dollars, the Country and he shows it every chance he gets. He is giving us the middle finger every day.
He will spend us into oblivion.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/28/2012 7:55:57 PM     (No. 9088021)

This is much more than a finger poke in your eye, it is more like the whole fist. Not a nice man, and not in favor of saving the country.

I blame ValJar, every evil thing seems to be her idea.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/28/2012 8:00:05 PM     (No. 9088024)

Neither party´s politicians have any desire to rein in government spending. Most of them have wives and kids all working in Washington D.C. You needn´t be smart or necessary, just well-connected. This will continue until we demand it stop.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Vivi, 12/28/2012 8:04:04 PM     (No. 9088031)

Well now he´s just showin´ off. Chump change and we´re the chumps.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/28/2012 8:38:31 PM     (No. 9088062)

Since when does the Squatter have the right to give anyone a raise? That´s a job for The House and the Senate. When are these pipsqueaks going to stand up for America? They´re going to let hussein get away with this with an EO?

Keep your powder dry. Our liberties become fewer and fewer every day.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/28/2012 8:38:37 PM     (No. 9088063)

It just keeps coming and it is not going to stop for at least 2 years - and it will go 4 if the Republicans never get their act together, which right now seems likely. We all knew that if this socialist freak got re-elected there would be hell to pay and it is just beginning.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/28/2012 9:05:35 PM     (No. 9088083)

Foolish me!... I have been under the impression that all spending legislation originates in the House of Representatives.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: swampy, 12/28/2012 9:07:50 PM     (No. 9088085)

The Dick Tater has spoken.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 12/28/2012 10:19:15 PM     (No. 9088123)

Stop whining. You sheep voted for the guy so he can do whatever he wants. Pay more taxes and shut up.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/28/2012 11:21:37 PM     (No. 9088149)

Let´s call it what it is: Bribery, treason, taxation without representation (if this is taxpayer money, he allotted it without it going through our elected officials), Lets call them all what they are: Criminals waiting arrest and judgement by their citizen peers.

The need for the Second Amendment as a curb on tyrannical government was never more clear - and I am thinking we will have to put it to use very soon.

It is terrifying that America has come to this.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 12/28/2012 11:35:37 PM     (No. 9088158)

´Mess of pottage?´ mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JoeDanMedia, 12/29/2012 12:02:06 AM     (No. 9088183)

Obama is a lunatic

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorseWood, 12/29/2012 12:54:22 AM     (No. 9088204)

He just returned from a 4 million dollar vacation, on our dime. I can´t afford a $400 vacation. He just gave Congress and many federal workers a raise, while we all are facing tax increases. This is insanity. This is not the America I used to know. I want our country back.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: billa, 12/29/2012 2:10:07 AM     (No. 9088224)

I have the horrendous feeling/belief that the damage BO and his cronies will cause this country in the next four years will be undoable in decades to come.

The essemtial foundations of our US Constitution have been completely ignored by this administration, Congress and the Supreme Court.

It will take, if possible, leaders of tremendous resilience and strength to remotely overturn the oppressive regulations the current dictator has foisted on the American people.

I fear for my future and all Americans. The last four years was a dress rehearsal for the devastating production to occur.

BO has carte blanche to destroy our nation, and he has revealed it by erasing our military and economic domination in the face of horrific and diabolical enemies who will delight in our demise.

Welcome to the 9th world. Under BO´s belief...some pigs are more equal than others.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: toodles3956, 12/29/2012 4:22:57 AM     (No. 9088264)

You think this is bad? Wait until he appoints a couple Supreme Court justices.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/29/2012 5:29:37 AM     (No. 9088284)

Looks by Barry has started to spend every dollar increased by taxes already.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/29/2012 8:28:54 AM     (No. 9088417)

Obviously, Bite Me is not on a pay-for-performance basis. If he was, we would have taken his pay AWAY, not giving him more.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stryker714, 12/29/2012 9:04:15 AM     (No. 9088459)

Why the h does Biden deserve any pay increase? Oh I know it´s an advance for the perceived upcoming performance in the gun query/panel. ha ha ha ha. The Feds will give him a cut $ from every gun they get as well. They´ll make a statue of him out of the melted down steel and put it in Times Square, right before the Chinese army arrives.

I´m still waiting for the republicans to start a petition against insane Hussain to have him impeached, highlighting his multi-page list of high crimes and misdemeanors against this nation, the security team on the way to arrest him. If not, they will be lumped into the lot of them facing charges for sabotaging and betraying this nation. Do something or go down with them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: suncitypro, 12/29/2012 9:07:24 AM     (No. 9088469)

Those who can--do. Those who can´t-watch their hard earned money be given to jerks who could not earn a living doing anything but stealing from the taxpayers.
Zip golfs while we all get burned.
And I can´t believe any of us continue to use the term unbelievable where this group is concerned--4 years proved they do it as a matter of course-it should no longer be unbelievable to anyone.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: web, 12/29/2012 9:29:57 AM     (No. 9088496)

This is what Dims do. I work for local government, overrun by Democrats, and management underpays us compared to local wage rates, while paying themselves 3 to 4 times as much. They put us off the past two years by contracting a salary study by consultants, and now the study is done. The results... they gave themselves a 10 percent pay raise! We are still waiting. We are not allowed to speak to our representatives or the media, only HR and management, and they are the ones doing it. Total corruption. But of course, to hear them talk, they are for "the little guys."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: adguy47, 12/29/2012 9:58:18 AM     (No. 9088531)

People get the government they deserve. Absolutely unbelievable and not a word about this in the MSM.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/29/2012 10:13:09 AM     (No. 9088548)

A whole half of one percent! Whoop-dee-freakin-do! At my grade level, that amounts to less than $500 a year - before taxes. Thanks for nothing, Barry.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 12/29/2012 10:19:40 AM     (No. 9088558)

United States Code, and my authority to implement an alternative level of comparability
payments under section 5304a of title 5, United States Code, locality-based comparability
payments shall be paid in accordance with Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
(b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may
be necessary to implement these payments and to publish appropriate notice of such payments in
the Federal Register.
Sec. 6. Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to section 5372 of title 5, United States
Code, the rates of basic pay for administrative law judges are set forth on Schedule 10 attached
hereto and made a part hereof.
Sec. 7. Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective January 1, 2013. The other schedules
contained herein are effective on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after
the date specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112–175.
Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13594 of December 19, 2011,
is superseded as of the effective dates specified in section 7 of this order.
BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 27, 2012

There you go chumps, the king has spoken.
Ok Congress, where are you, you lame ass jokes.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/29/2012 10:28:39 AM     (No. 9088570)

Did the ´fiscal cliff´ pass during the night, while we were sleeping? It appears so!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/29/2012 11:02:55 AM     (No. 9088609)

Hmmm. Was that all members of congress and all employees of the hood? Or just those who happened to be demRats? All others (pubbies) received only a tax increase; no raise in salary) How wonderful to be King. Now shussh....are WTP awaiting the ´Queen´s speech on swearing in day? Dick Tater... aka Mr. Potato Head Disgusting slime balls

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/29/2012 11:18:41 AM     (No. 9088629)

President Nobody giving a sack of snipe to Vice President Useless T. Baggage.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/29/2012 11:29:06 AM     (No. 9088646)

There has never been such an in-your-face president as this one.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/29/2012 11:52:20 AM     (No. 9088693)

Will republicans complain?

State "we have to borrow the money to pay for this increase"

Or, he doesn´t have a way to pay for this.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: Avogadra, 12/29/2012 12:22:10 PM     (No. 9088734)

If we had two political parties, one of them would be objecting to Obama´s increasingly dictator-like behavior. But we don´t, and it isn´t.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/29/2012 12:25:41 PM     (No. 9088738)

Nothing will get fixed until all government employees are restricted to the same programs that the general population is subject to...Social Security instead of their gold-plated lifetime retirement programs, Medicare/Obamacare instead of their super-duper Cadillac-care, etc. If they want to get any such enhanced programs, they can pay for 100% of it out of their own pay checks. No more taxpayer funded benefit programs, period.

You want to see Obamacare get dumped? Make Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of these elitist crooks stand in line with the rest of us.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: athina, 12/29/2012 12:48:42 PM     (No. 9088768)

Can somebody please tell me what the limits are to Executive Orders? It appears there are none. And this is fluff compared to what he´d really like to be doing.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: starboard, 12/29/2012 5:36:09 PM     (No. 9089093)

The height of hubris. And this is only the beginning folks.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 12/29/2012 6:17:09 PM     (No. 9089134)

I guess they think they´re doing such a great job - the financial cliff is in one´s imagination. I almost forgot, they´ve been so forth coming about who gave the order to "stand down" in Libya. sarcasm off. What a circus!!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/29/2012 7:17:39 PM     (No. 9089197)

Just how can this absurd Obama give anyone a raise when he doesn´t have the authority? If Boehner doesn´t have anything to say about this then dump Boehner yesterday!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 12/29/2012 8:12:58 PM     (No. 9089237)

This is what unfettered power looks like in the US. A grossly negligent and corrupt press just looks on.

The next two years as someone said are going to be hell. But, just imagine the Republicans (as lame as they are) losing the House in 2014. And this is what Barry and his Communist cohorts in the government are setting up right before our eyes. The damage this man and an unchecked Democrat Congress will do just cannot be imagined.

And this is what our country voted for. Dear God help us in our time of anguish.

For the first time in a long time I dread the coming of the New Year.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: twinspineve2of3, 12/30/2012 6:30:11 PM     (No. 9090469)

W P E (worst president ever) does what he pleases. he figures nobody can stop him. shows what a weak congress etc we have to see him get away with stuff.

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too


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