Obama's Wage Freeze: He's either a Clown or a Moron

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    I was traveling yesterday and caught parts of the proposal.

    His proposal to freeze federal wages that will save $60B over 5 years in an era of Trillion annual deficits can mean one of only 2 things: either he was joking and that makes him a clown or he was serious and that makes him a moron.

    Nothing else fits
     
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    Here's what fits, he's trying to triangulate the opposition by getting them to agree that we need all these new AFL-CIO member federal employees.
     
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    It was a positive gesture and it doesn't preclude deeper cuts in the future.

    What's not to like, Frank?
     
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    Its like a gnat, and a gnat with a small dick even by gnat standards trying to fuck an elephant.

    If he really wants to put Federal employees on par with the rest of American, fire 10% of them today.
     
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    It is a politcally astute move. It makes him look like he is being fiscally responsible, without having to do any real painful cutting.


    This is a gesture to the masses, not the educated.
     
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    If I recall correctly, this was proposed by Republicans not too long ago. Obama needed to "president up" and also cut the size of government....spending. But hey! It is a start in the right direction for the country, albeit a very small one. Obama is only comfortable with baby steps... :lol:
     
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    All is shows it that he does not know the difference between a billion and a trillion
     
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    Also, this is from a guy who claimed to be against tort reform because it wasn't worth the savings, right?
     
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    Why do I get the feeling that no matter what Obama did you would whine about it, Frank?

    Shouldn't you be holding your fire till you find out what the goptards and the teatards actually do to reduce the deficit?

    Because really aren't they all about superficial gestures toward deficit reduction, not substantive cuts?

    extending the tax cuts as a start is counter productive. So they begin by batting for the other team.
     
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    Whining? You have a bad case of Obamaroids.

    We should start eliminating entire Depression era departments: Rural Electrification, Tennessee Valley, Farmers Home, Dept of Ed and Energy and that's just for starters.

    Tax cuts are counter productive? Do you know that the Federal Government and the US economy are two different things? Do you?
     
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