Comment: Who are the Winners (Government) & Who are the Losers (Taxpayers)
If this goes through it shows that Obama does not care about the non Government TAXPAYER, to think Obama signs an Executive Order a week before EVEN before they had a deal to vote on for the Fiscal Cliff (???), to give all Government Employees a pay raise. and not having any Idea the strain that it puts on low-income people who don’t have the advantage of getting raises,and stuck with an income that will never go up (if the Government gets their way), this is typical of all Government Agencies, raise Taxes, Wages, and prices on other things to spend money on, things that don’t have any thing to do with getting people back to full-time work.
Then you have Big Corporation and Companies that get paid TEN to twenty times more than they should, and then have the gall to tell their Employees to go take a flying leap in to a pile of @#$% and to have the nerve to ask for a pay raise, and our Government Agencies are just as bad getting Raises and cost of living they don’t deserve that most Americans don’t get.
How come they waited until now Mon. Dec. 31 to come out with their pay raises that Obama passed a week ago (this should be the Americans saying ya or nay on their raises and how much), was he trying to sneak it through just like Obamacare before the Americans could find out.
‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal to Block Pay Hike for Congress
ABC OTUS News –
Mon, Dec 31, 2012
Legislation to prevent the government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff will also block a $900 automatic pay hike for members of Congress.
It’s one more reason for lawmakers to vote for the measure extending Bush-era tax cuts on individual income up to $450,000 while increasing rates for earnings above that threshold.
Under a 1989 law, lawmakers are supposed to receive automatic cost-of-living pay hikes, but as Congress’ approval ratings have fallen, lawmakers have routinely voted to reject the raise.
Lawmakers make $174,000 a year. They had already voted in September to block the pay raise through March 27, but President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order to implement it, along with a pay increase for federal workers.
Fiscal Cliff’ Deal to Block Pay Hike for Congress