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  • Could have been worse?
    Just me
    WILL be worse is more like it. Important note to members of Congress...there are two million feds out there. We vote.
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  • Be careful ...
    NOVAJacket
    There are 130 million non-fed voters out there. They have to pay for your benefits and salaries. They don't have a choice. Is the federal employees compensation package out of date and out of step with the rest of the country? If so, it needs to be changed. No whining or threats will change that.
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  • To NOVA
    Moderate
    Actually, we have always been out of step with the rest of the country. During Reagan's era we went from 9% below the private sector to 30% below the private sector. If that is disputed, then why weren't there any legitimate studies made to correct any alleged mistakes. A system was set up to correct this discrepancy, but it was ignored. Instead the wealthy got wealthier and got better tax breaks while the rest of the country fell behind. So cut the nonsense about the rest of the country. We are more aligned with them than with the wealthy.
    worker
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  • Could be worse
    Cathy
    And most likely it will be. How about cutting welfare and medicaid 'entitlements.' We feds work for our pay. Aren't we entitled to retain what was promised to us?
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  • The White House still loves you?
    Rob
    Hmmmm - it was Obama's decision, when the Dems had super majorities in both the House and Senate, not to give us pay parity in '10 (one of the rare times in the past 20 years for that to happen). It was Obama's decision, which came when the Dems has super majorities in both the House and Senate, to freeze our pay in '11 and '12. And, if you believe the Washington Post, it was Obama who called several key Democrats late Wednesday night and told them NOT to hold up the payroll tax bill because they disagreed with fed employees having to pay more for their retirement. Yeah, the White House still loves you! It's amazing that so many people still refuse to get out of the bed with Obama.
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  • Get out of bed and go where???
    Big Joe
    I think the Republicans would slit the Fed employees throat in a heartbeat...... Obama, on the other hand, has no problem stabbing us in the back. I'm not in bed with Obama or the Republicans....but its getting late and I'm tired. Who do I sleep with?
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  • The White House Still Loves You?
    Dennis Retiree
    Rob, you are wrong when you say that President Obama froze Federal Pay. The President recommended a two year pay freeze which was passed by the Congress. Both parties in Congress supported the pay freeze as did the overwhelming majority of the American People. Keeping supporting the Republicans, and watch your benefits and pay be cut.
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  • Rob
    contrarian
    Good point. If Obama signs off on death of FERS Supplement, I don't know how any FedEmp or Union endorses the guy that just killed many of our retirements. Just saying "The other guy might be worse" doesn't overcome the guy who IS worse. George Bush I wouldn't have signed it, and GB2 didn't sign it. You have to blame the PRez who actually signs it, not the bogeyman.
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  • The response is always "the other guy is worse"
    Rob
    Since the left would like to talk about "the other guy" then looks examine what "the other guy" did when he was in office. Despite GOP control of both the House and Senate during several of the Bush years nothing comes to mind that was horrible for federal employees. Despite GOP control federal employees were the recipients of some pretty decent raises during the Bush years. Those fed friendly Dems haven't done jack for our pay in 3 years despite super majorities in '10 and '11. It's simply amazing at how liberals fall for the non-sense that the Dems are sooo fed-friendly. Geeze, even during the Clinton era when the economy was booming the pay raises stunk. Clinton also proposed a pay freeze during his reign.
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  • To Big Brother Rob
    Moderate
    Obviously, you are sounding like Big Brother and leaving out some facts. The Bush Depression started in mid to late 2007. The budget for 2008 was out and the government was working on the 2009 budget. So Obama had to work on the 2010 budget when he came into office. The Depression may have been officially over, but the effects were still apparant to anyone but Rob. That is the reason for the low and no pay raises (which I disagreed with then). Additionally, George 2 proposed garbage raises which were increased by Congress. So Big Brother, disclose all of the facts and not those that suit your needs.
    worker
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  • You cannot be serious
    Moderate
    George 2 never saw this atrocity come before his desk. So how would he have signed it? Of course you are the one who wants to go for high 5, which would hurt CSRS people about twice as much as FERS people. At least I, a CSRS person speak out against either action and go for increasing taxes on the wealthy.
    worker
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  • LOL
    X-taxman
    'Vox populi' you ain't, dude.
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  • Hey dude
    Moderate
    Why not write in English. If you are writing that I am not popular, then it is true if you include the radical rightists like yourself. Get off your retired duff and write something that makes sense. This does not mean agreeing with me. Write something worth responding to.
    worker
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  • Sheesh....
    X-taxman
    It means 'voice of the people', knumbnutz. You may want to google it. And at least my retired duff isn't ripping tax dollars off the American public by spending Godknowshowmany hours you spend on this and other non-work activities during your workday. Careful, TIGTA may be on to you!
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  • Obama is much better than your radical right republicans
    Moderate
    It was Reagan's idea to let us fall 30% away from private sector parity. Bush 1 gave it to Clinton to correct. He did nothing. Bush 2 did nothing for the fed workers, but gave us the Bush Depression. Meanwhile the country is still out of whack because of the depression. The Republican stooges, such as the Heritage Foundation and the other lackies have drummed on for years about our compensation. The Republicans have propagandized the country with their attempts at lowering our pay and benefits. I agree that Obama should have told the Republicans to pound sand, but that would shut down the country with their filibusters. So stop with the Big Brother tactics and your newspeak. 2 + 2 will never equal 5 no matter how long you rant and rave that it does.
    worker
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  • how many different proposals are being weighed?
    pensioner
    This "status report" is clear as mud with regard to serious proposals on the table at present. (We can forget as ain't-going-to-happen ones like the huge cuts to benefits some long Tea Bagger from Florida is championing.) HR 3630 is a yet another possibility, and then one calls for how much more in contributions? There's another "compromise" out there that would increase contributions by .75% over three years, while the White House is calling for an even greater increase, 1.2% over three years? C'mon, how about a better summary of where things stand? (And the difference between what is paid in pre-tax dollars and what is paid in post-tax ones, this a post-tax affair, should be noted.)
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