President Barack Obama issued an 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 Vice President 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, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase. Here´s the list of new wages,
Biden deserves his raise over the great job he did reeling in stimulus waste. There really aren´t words for these people getting raises while we´r eon the edge of default. Federal workers get raises by moving up a grade and performance bonuses,so they really don´t even need a pay scale boost.Congress probably gets per diems that are bigger than the raise they got.
The federal workers are making better salaries then private sector. They should be the last ones to get any type of raise. This man does not care about the debt. He will keep spending our money without any conscience....bottomline he does not care are all. It´s not his money.
P.S. I worked as and with the federal workers for 35 years. 75% of them have horrible work ethics.
When people our without jobs and we are borrowing our way over the cliff and Obama does this!! NO raises for Biden and the rest!! They need to get serious about the debt. Stop spending what we do not have, don´t raise taxes to pay for their raises.
Obama redistributes wealth, not from rich to poor but from the productive private sector which is not yet dependent on the government to the overpaid, wasteful, unproductive of real wealth, public sector. This pay raise is just one step in this process. These socialist policies destroy everyone even those who believe they will be helped at the expense of others.
Calm down, folks. The constitution limits salary increases for certain offices, as far as timing of the increases. (can´t get an increase mid term) The executive order issue is a different matter. Someone should file a lawsuit. But like the legal challenges to the kenyan klown´s eligibility to serve as president, I would guess the courts would say that no one has legal standing to file the lawsuit.
I don´t know what to say. There are just no words to describe how heartbroken I am that we are at the mercy of such a man. Obama is so obviously enjoying himself as he destroys our system of government, our financial structure, our religion, our way of life. He lords it over us and rewards his followers who make that possible by supporting him no matter what he does. He wants to destroy the Republican party and many os us help him by vilifying Republican office holders and refusing to any longer donate to the Party. The House of Representatives is all we have left in Washington and we may easily lose it in 2014.
One day our grand and great grandchildren will learn of how gullible we were to elect/serve a President who sought to destroy what our forefathers worked/died for - to make US free from dictators!
Pray for America!
May this year be a time when we as citizens love our country enough to make a stand for righteousness! It is what is missing in this administration. I don´t think they know or care for what is right or what is wrong. Political correctness has become the way of life for the Dems/Libs/Progressives, who daily lead US further and further into an abyss that we may never come out of.
Only God,in His Righteousness, can/will save US from the tyranny now and fastly becoming unbearable.
America needs God back in our government, our schools, our homes, and sadly, even back in our churches, which has become a haven for anyone who supplies the need for money, instead of serving God and knowing Him to be our Creator, Savior and soon coming King, who will deliver US from all evil, if we only invite Him in and rest in His Presence. Amen
Money is not the answer - accountability is! We need to come together, to search our hearts, know in Whom believe and then act in accordance with His Word (Bible), where we find all our answers. It has served the world well for countless years and will continue to do so.
Dust off that Precious Book and allow God to reveal Himself, teach US, bind US together, see Who is able/willing to deliver US from all evil, here and abroad. Amen
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