Obama to announce pay freeze for federal workers

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    First Read - Obama to announce pay freeze for federal workers

    What was the GOP plan to cut costs again? Oh that's right, they don't have one....
     
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    Wimp.

    Pay and benefits, not to mention entire bureaucracies, should be CUT.
     
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    Nice lie ,but then again you couldnt tell the truth and get your point out.
     
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    So, WHAT is the GOP plan, again?
     
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    One of the first staements was to move spoending back to 2008 levels

    thanks for playing.

    Now if you had bothered to read and follow the news there are other things in the works depending upon what lame duck democrats do.

    I dont care if you rag on repubs, just dont be a liar about it.
     
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    They're not in charge of the agenda.

    Besides that, I've had my fill of all the reputed new and bright ideas to try and polish turds.

    We'll never tax and "fee" our way out of bloated profligate spending...The only cure is real cuts to spending.
     
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    Whenever we start surgically cutting out chunks that equal in the hundreds of billions, let me know. Five billion over two years? Are you kidding me? Hell, we accrue that much in interest deficits every 5 minutes.

    More shell games, no substance.
     
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    First Read - Obama to announce pay freeze for federal workers

    The above from your link in the OP which is all of 5 paragraphs, some of them as long as one sentence.

    Color me whelmed. :clap2::razz:
     
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    Seems obama stepped in it and is now trying to clean it off his shoes

    Obama has exacerbated the problem by creating 141,000 new federal jobs since he took office -- and that total doesn't count temporary census workers, the postal service or the uniformed military. Democrats are already talking about using the upcoming lame-duck legislation to grant the federal work force yet another pay increase, this time of 1.4 percent. Never mind that federal pay has increased 3 percent annually since 2005. Never mind that inflation has been nonexistent during that period, or that total compensation for federal bureaucrats has increased nearly four times faster than in the private sector.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Examiner Editorial: Federal pay hike? Let's start with a freeze, then cut 10 percent | Washington Examiner
     
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    The far right, as represented here by the proud and loud members of the echo chamber offer the usual platitudes, making them nothing more (and much less) then elected Republicans. Of course no real and practical ideas ever are offered by these dimwits - elected or self appointed,

    Why not turn back spending to 1980 or even 1880? Why not terminate the employment of 400,000 Federal employees? [yep, let's fire the whole dept. of education - tomorrow.] Never a thought to the consequences of such action, the idea that such a policy might cause great harm never occurs to them, and in this lies their strength, for they truly believe the end justifies the means.

    A two year freeze is a start, now how about Banks and Insurance Companies following suit. Cut back bonuses, freeze salaries, eliminate made up fees and return the savings to their customers. Won't that be the same as the tax cuts so loved by Republicans and crowd who bleats, "it's our money".
     

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