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Obama to propose 1 percent
pay hike for federal employees

Washington Post, by Joe Davidson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/9/2013 11:55:34 AM

President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees in the administration’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal, the Washington Post has learned. At the same time, the House plans to vote soon on legislation that would extend the current freeze on basic pay rates through the end of calendar 2013. The freeze was originally set for two years and scheduled to expire at the end of last year, but it was extended until a temporary budget measure expires next month. When the measure expires, federal employees will receive a 0.5 percent raise

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/9/2013 12:02:35 PM     (No. 9167408)

Does that include federal military employees?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/9/2013 12:03:34 PM     (No. 9167411)

And yet he has no problem at all cutting military pay and hiking their insurance rates in addition to slashing military spending. What a guy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/9/2013 12:06:08 PM     (No. 9167418)

How about using the money to give our military hot breakfasts! Idiot.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Framer, 2/9/2013 12:09:33 PM     (No. 9167428)

I propose a 16% pay cut instead.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/9/2013 12:12:56 PM     (No. 9167435)

The dem party buying votes with YOUR MONEY.

It´s what big government is for.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/9/2013 12:19:34 PM     (No. 9167456)

The time to balance gov´t pay for same jobs in private sector is way overdue. Why should citizens pay public servants 30% more than they make?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: philipsonh, 2/9/2013 12:29:51 PM     (No. 9167479)

A pay ´freeze´ for Federal employees is not the same as it would be for the private sector. There are a number of ways an employee can receive additional wages even with a freeze in place. I am unaware of just how strict this so-called freeze is, that is, does it affect every single type of wage that an employee can get, or just the basic wage according to grade and step level.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Laureen1, 2/9/2013 12:35:24 PM     (No. 9167493)

This must be what he means "this time" about having another laser-like focus on jobs. He never defines what that word "focus" means.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: beth, 2/9/2013 12:45:32 PM     (No. 9167505)

People are having to take jobs making less money than what they were making before this man became president, that´s if they are fortunate to even find a job. But those federal workers need their raises!! This president is so out of touch it´s scary.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vivi, 2/9/2013 12:50:53 PM     (No. 9167514)

Payback. Meanwhile back in the real world where we do math and all that...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 2/9/2013 12:52:55 PM     (No. 9167516)

No comment that O has not met the legal deadline for submitting his budget.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chicken thief, 2/9/2013 12:55:03 PM     (No. 9167522)

The Managers in my small company took a 20% pay cut in 2009. The supervisors took a 10% pay cut at the same time. Non supervisors were given raises during this same time period. When is the overpaid government employee going to tighten his/her belt.
All I hear from the left is a constant diatribe about fairness. Well Butthead (obama) it´s time to put up or shut up. Your bosses are getting really fed up with your bull manure.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/9/2013 1:14:52 PM     (No. 9167548)

#4 is way too stingy... with the cuts. I propose a 50% cut to bring it in line with the private sector. And make redundant 90% of the headcount.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/9/2013 1:44:28 PM     (No. 9167589)

Obama, such a piker with productive employee´s taxes. Since federal employees on average earn on 117% more than private employees he should give them a pay raise of at least 10%, maybe 20%.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mickturn, 2/9/2013 1:51:51 PM     (No. 9167599)

After a 20% pay cut for seques-castration...up yours!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/9/2013 2:22:43 PM     (No. 9167638)

About 2.5 to 3% of employees in the for profit sector are fired each year of incompetence. The rate in the federal government is less than .5% and most of those who do get fired are lower paid workers like janitors and food service employees. When a white collar type proves incompetent they give him or her a different title with no real function and hire another person to do the work. This tends to reduce the moral and productivity of the entire operation because a "why bother" attitude quickly develops.

Because this has been going on for many years if you ordered every federal department to fire the bottom 5% of their performers there would probably be no noticeable loss in function.

Once this is done, put the federal civilian workforce on the a system similar to that in the military: Give each person a contract for a term of years with renewal at the government´s option.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 2/9/2013 2:28:12 PM     (No. 9167648)

What he should be doing is reducing the workforce by about 15%.

The company I work part time for has not given out a raise in 4 years.

Plus part timers can now only work 25 hours or less per week.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stonepony, 2/9/2013 5:02:57 PM     (No. 9167799)

they are already over paid.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/9/2013 5:22:56 PM     (No. 9167824)

America is broke; we have no money; 0bama is printing 83 billion dollars a month to pay for his big spending; now he wants to give the federal employees a raise. Federal employees are already earning 30% more than any private sector employee, and the federal employees have the best insurance. What is wrong with 0bama?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: deepthinker, 2/9/2013 6:56:58 PM     (No. 9167915)

I see people in commissioned sales jobs toughing out REDUCTIONS in their income of 30%, 40%, even more!

´Splain me please how sorry I should feel for coasters with guaranteed incomes and total job security and golden health and retirement benefits kvetching about their RAISES????

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Reply 21 - Posted by: provide, 2/9/2013 10:16:34 PM     (No. 9168038)

Does that include the postal employees?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/10/2013 12:17:22 AM     (No. 9168116)

Is this the same guy that blames Repubs for not cutting spending ?

Hypocrite.

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