Federal Workers to Congress: Leave Us Out of Deficit Deal

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    By Eric Katz, Government Executive

    Updated: November 21, 2012 | 6:15 a.m.
    November 20, 2012 | 6:16 p.m.


    The Federal-Postal Coalition -- a group representing more than two dozen federal employee unions -- pleaded with Congress on Monday to spare their members in any deal related to the "fiscal cliff."

    Federal workers, the coalition wrote in a letter, have contributed more than their fair share toward reducing the debt and are the only group that has been targeted so heavily.

    “Federal and postal employees and their families are hardworking, middle-class Americans who are struggling during these tough times just like other Americans,” the group wrote. “No other group has been asked to financially contribute the way they have, and it is time our nation’s leaders found other ways to reduce the deficit than continually taking from those who have dedicated their lives to public service.”

    According to the coalition, federal employees have funded $60 billion in budget savings in 2011 and 2012 as a result of their ongoing pay freeze and an additional $28 billion in savings will be derived from the freeze extension through March 2013.

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    Granny says, "Dat's right - fire dey's butts if dey work fer the gubmint an' aint payin' dey's taxes...
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    Federal workers at and above the lowest supervisory level are about as low of a life form as there is; only the supervisory ranks of state and local government are lower forms of parasite on taxpayers. And that includes most of the lifer military above 0-3.
     
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