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January 06, 2012

Obama: You Know Who Deserves A Raise? Civilian Federal Workers

"Civilian federal workers" is a euphemism for "Obama's base in Northern Virginia".

Here's the proposal.

The White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the plans.

The modest cost of living increase in federal compensation would be the first pay jump for federal workers since before President Obama ordered a two-year freeze in late 2010.

The proposal, which requires congressional approval, differs from Republican plans supported by lawmakers and presidential candidates that would freeze federal compensation for at least one more year. In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have called for extending the pay freeze as a way to pay for a payroll tax extension.

This needs congressional approval you say? I hope the GOP offers the following counter-proposal: 15% of you are fired.

Quality snark from "Political Math" on Twitter.

Pro tip: Don't announce raises for bureaucrats the day after you announce you're firing 10,000 soldiers.

Of course we can afford all of this now because unemployment is plummeted to 8.5% and happy days are here again according to the Associated Press.

(Sorry for the blatant link whoring to my little site but I thought someone else would have done a post on it here and I don't want to bother redoing the whole thing)


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