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Obama gives Government Pay RAISES.

Monday, December 31, 2012

President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.

According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year.

Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.

Here's the list of new wages, as attached to President Obama's executive order:

"A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning 'on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,'" reports FedSmith.com. "The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%."

Jeryl Bier points to an example of the pay increase for average government executives:
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"Not much of an increase, but an increase all the same," Bier notes.

And the timing isn't great either: Just as President Obama and Congress try to avert going over the "fiscal cliff," he doles out pay increases to federal workers.

UPDATE: According to a senior Republican congressional aide who has reviewed the executive order and consulted with the Congressional Budget Office, Obama's pay raise will cost $11 billion. "The CBO told us that the President’s pay raise for federal workers will cost $11 billion over ten years," says the aide.

The aide explains, "On the cost-estimate, CBO says the (discretionary) cost of the .5% pay-hike the President is calling for in the Exec Order – relative to a freeze – is about $500m in FY 2013 and $11 billion over the ten years from FY 13 - FY 22. The reason why the FY ’13 savings is only $500 million is because the pay hike as proposed by the President’s Exec Order would not go into effect until April 1st, 2013 - when the current CR expires. So it only covers half the fiscal year. The annualized cost of the pay hike is about $1 billion/year

Somehow this just doesn't ring as a great thing to me.

With literally millions of Americans out of work and living in poverty, we have a President who authorizes PAY RAISES for those who got us in this mess, who refuse to balance a budget in four years, refuse to even vote in the Senate, continue to act like spoiled rotten children with obviously no care whatsoever as to the well being of our country.

Hey, all you Obama voters....................now that we are ALL getting our taxes raised, and he is demanding another $600 billion for spending (with no explanation what the money is going to be spent on, refuses to deliver a WRITTEN OUT cut in spending................are you happy yet????

And all you Republicans that didn't vote at all............how comfortable are YOU in your own skin now??????????/

Are you all frightened enough to DO something about it other than point fingers and blame??

"WE the PEOPLE" is sadly becoming "WE, the SILENT".

Be afraid, America. Be VERY afraid!!!
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    This is ridiculous when we should be cutting our spending. I'm afraid it will only get worse.
    1938 days ago
    And in the meantime there are too many people unemployed with little to no work out there.
    1938 days ago
    I agree. It is very scary about what will happen in 2013. I am not feeling good about this government and for my kids futures. Thanks for the information.

    1939 days ago
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