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House overrides Obama,
votes to freeze federal
pay for third year

The Hill [Washington DC], by Pete Kasperowicz

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/15/2013 2:48:42 PM

The House voted Friday to freeze the pay of federal workers for the third year in a row over the objections of congressional Democrats and the Obama administration. Members voted 261-154 in favor of the bill, which would also lock in a pay freeze for members of Congress. It exempts people serving in the military. The bill won significant support from Democrats — 43 voted for it — while 10 Republicans voted against it. The legislation is an attempt to override President Obama´s executive order in December that seeks to give federal workers a 0.5 percent pay

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: retiree, 2/15/2013 3:11:41 PM     (No. 9178515)

Good. Didn´t Pelosi say a they deserved an increase because of the "dignity" of the office?
What a bunch of balogna. Do nothing going on 5 years and they deserve and increase? I don´t think so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/15/2013 3:40:58 PM     (No. 9178590)

Increase? They ought to cut their pay by half.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/15/2013 3:49:02 PM     (No. 9178610)

THe only increase any elected offical deserves now is an increase in jail time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Eliza M, 2/15/2013 4:43:40 PM     (No. 9178691)

Just let me tell you about DIGNITY, in which Pelosi has none.....

The Dignity of OUR ARMED FORCES..Who have time and time again put their lives on the line to keep this Country free. They are being abused from this administration, An insufficient raise(1% raise) for the ones who fight for your God given rights.

Pelosi and her minions deserve no raise. She has helped to bring this country into the worst depression of all time. No they do NOT deserve a raise. This is the most insulting and disgraceful thing I ever heard.
They should have their salary´s cut by 50%, They have done nothing to deserve a raise.!



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eliza M, 2/15/2013 4:47:42 PM     (No. 9178697)

P.S. There is no dignity in this administration, they have made this office a joke.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/15/2013 5:43:31 PM     (No. 9178782)

It´s about time someone is getting some guts!

Now take away keys to AF-1,2 & 3. If the moocher wants to take a separate vacation - let her pick up all of the expense!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/16/2013 12:18:01 AM     (No. 9179191)

They are so far above their paygrade, they could stand a freeze for the next twenty years.

When they freeze lobbyist money going to them, get back to me.

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