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  • Mike retire
    deployed decoy
    Mike, your blog pic is OK by me. but this circa 1880s baseball team pic leads me to beleive FNR should give you VSIP and send you fishing. Granted as long as your mind is brite and clear, the knowledge you have gained in life makes you far more valuble to us opressed federal workers. But, that just adds to why you should be ordered out. You know too much.
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  • So are we on a 2 or 3 year
    Lisa Lisa
    I read the column twice and still couldnt get a clearly defined answer. Are all fed workers on a 2 or 3 yr freeze? I am so sick of this crapola with our government. Do we have a budget or not, are we getting furloughed or not, are we shutting down or not, are we the losers that the Rep Regime say we are or not, will we have collective bargaining or not. This stting around waiting for the bg bang is mind numbing. The Republican Regime smell fear from Obama and that are like werewolves-going for the neck. I guess history always repeats itself at some point. I know others before me have gone through this same dog and pony show, but now that I am in my 40's (no longer 20 without a care in the world, no longer single and without children, no longer are my parents in their 40's) and what i find important now vs. then are completely different. I suspect most that unless it happens to you, you arent really paying attention. Can this country be in any more of a mess?
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  • Need 3 fingers
    deployed decoy
    Last raise was Jan 2010. Next raise takes effect (assumes we get one) Jan 2013. That is 3 fingers in my book. Now hold those 3 fingers up (not the thumb or little finger) and tell your elected official to read between the lines. While the GM, Boeing and AIG CEOs takes them to lunch.
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  • 2 year freeze
    Joe
    You did not have a pay freeze in 2010. It was an increase from the prior year. The freeze started in 2011 and continues into 2012 for a two year pay freeze. Among other things, math is not a strong suit for "57 states" Obama.
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  • pay raise
    SecondTimothy
    I find the 'new math' that's going on here very amusing. "Because I get the same pay for 78 pay periods, that's a three year freeze'. Interesting. In that case a pay freeze isn't such a novel idea, is it? Since you get the same pay every year for 26 pay periods, that means your pay is frozen for 1 year every single year. Or is it? When the president says a 2 year freeze in one speech, and a 3 year freeze in another speech, I love to watch the verbal and logical gymnastics as his spokespersons try to tell us he said the same thing.
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  • Collective Bargaining!!
    Cindi
    Lisa Lisa, you already have collective bargaining only in 1978, Democratic President Jimmy Carter, backed by a Democratic Congress, passed the Civil Service Reform Act. The bill focused on worker accountability and performance. ------------Federal workers cannot bargain for wages or benefits. But you can still bargain.
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  • Bargain
    Moderate
    Yep. You can bargain. But the relatively important items cannot be bargained for.
    worker
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  • Pay Freeze
    Bud
    Remember this as you vote in November 2012.
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  • Remember
    Moderate
    You are right. I will remember what the Republicans have done and vote Democrat.
    worker
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  • Pay Freeze: Is it Two Years, or Three?
    Celtic Wolf
    Abbott and Costello did skits about math and counting. Bill Clinton tried to redefine what sex was or was not. George Bush attempted to state where Weapons of Mass Destruction were or were not. Farm animals ran around crying that the sky was falling. Charlie Sheen may get a Nobel Prize for being the best family man. We live in a world of reality shows on TV, yet our daily lives are full of false hopes, false statements by our leaders, and the weatherperson saying it is sunny yet we are soaked from the rain. Lying is the easiest thing to do for many. The telling of the truth and the acting right takes energy and takes inner strength. Sadly America today has many (sitting right now in political positions) that lack that strength. We discuss today 3 years or 2 years. The point is being clouded. The point is be honest (Mr President and Senate and Congress) on the real reason being any freeze at all. What about the war, the deficit, the fact very little is made in America anymore and the fact that there are more Contractors in the Federal Government that federal employees (and those Contractors are enjoying bonuses and no freezes -- same work, same results for Taxpayer yet Contractors have no pay freeze).
    Celtic Wolf
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  • You're absolutely right about '...false hopes, false statements by our leaders..', Celtic Wolf
    FERS Fed
    The signers of the Declaration of Independence closed with, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." Is there even such a thing as 'sacred Honor' among our elected "leaders" anymore? Yet we wonder why our country is in the shape it's in today.
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  • Really new old math
    contrarian
    It's a cut not a freeze because the pay is less than it would be with the COLAs.
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