How Impressive is President's Pay Freeze!
It's hard to do anything but groan over the cute political move the president played on the American people when he proposed yesterday a pay freeze for federal workers.
The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
So now that federal workers are compensated at a rate that's double that of private sector workers, he wants to freeze their pay and save an astounding $2 billion next year?
The fast-growing pay of federal employees has captured the attention of fiscally conservative Republicans who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s elections. Already, some lawmakers are planning to use the lame-duck session that starts Monday to challenge the president’s plan to give a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise to 2.1 million federal workers.
Did Obama hire Dick Morris? This sounds a lot like Clinton-style triangulation... act like a cutter as conservatives threaten to cut.