mojo84 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:28 am
My only complaint about the elimination of the pay increases is that he stopped short of firing about half of the federal government workforce.
Liberal haters are going to hate no matter what he does.
The economy is doing great...would be even better if government spending increases just stopped for a few years. Or even better, if government spending went down several years in a row.
Without Trump’s intervention, a 1990 federal pay law would give federal workers a default raise of nearly 30 percent if Congress failed to reach a decision on an increase before the end of the calendar year. But in a letter to Congress Thursday, Trump said the federal government could not afford the increases, and in effect set a new default raise of zero.
“Under current law, locality pay increases averaging 25.70 percent, costing $25 billion, would go into effect in January 2019, in addition to a 2.1 percent across-the-board increase for the base General Schedule. We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases,” Trump’s letter said.
That this is a good idea is confirmed by the fact that swampers on both sides of the aisle think it's bad:
“I strongly oppose eliminating the pay raise for civilian federal employees and will work with my colleagues to have the pay raise included in our appropriations,” Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) said in a statement. “We cannot balance the budget on the backs of our federal employees and I will work with my House and Senate colleagues to keep the pay increase in our appropriations measures that we vote on in September.”
“Today’s announcement has nothing to do with making government more cost-efficient — it’s just the latest attack in the Trump Administration’s war on federal employees,” said Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.).
All of these useless people in Congress need to be thrown out of office. None of them are serious about being the slightest bit fiscally responsible. There are only minute differences between most of the Democrats and most of the Republicans...they lust for greed and power.
The "federal employees" aka swamp people are after the same things. Destroy the country and usher in a socialist utopia.