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  • Pay vote 407-12, Mod won't believe it!
    contrarian
    Sums it all up. Bring the troops home, declare victory, balance budget among everyone. Cancel the extravangance, especially govt paid travel.
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  • At Least
    deployed decoy
    Well I await Mod to have his say. I will say this. At least these fools in congress did something as a team for once. Not unlike the contractors I had in Kosovo in 2001. By god they were proof you could put 8 people from all the different backgrounds killing each other all around us, on a crew that got paid. And they would do NOTHING without me using a cattle prod on them, but they didnt do it as a team. They all lived to cash that check. Wait did I just define congress or People of FYROM.
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  • Mod can't handle the truth - reminds me of a great movie
    Rob
    Mod will figure a way to blame the GOP for the 407-12 vote to extend the freeze. The GOP keeps coming up with proposals to cut our pay and benefits and behind the scenes the Dems quietly vote in favor. Here's a question for liberals. Why do liberals go bananas when the GOP comes up with a proposal (that's unlikely to pass) to cut our pay/benefits, but have little or nothing to say when Obama freezes our pay for 2 years? Hmmmmmm
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  • You asked Rob, so I'll tell you
    SGT Pepper
    When Obama froze our pay, most federal employees foolishly and inexplicably said aw shucks, it's ok, we're going to do our part for the country. I was NOT one of those people. I read these forums and others, and was mystified by the absurdly passive response. Now of course, all these Feds who happily bent over have realized it was stupid of them. Since then however, it's the Republicans who have been passing bill after bill in the House attacking our pay and benefits package. Of course, it's easy to say what's the big deal, nothing will ever come of it because it's unlikely to pass, but we all know that if the entire Congress goes Republican, these measures will pass. You can say liberal this and liberal this and liberal that, but to think that only liberals are fretting about their pay and benefits package, you're naive. I'm no liberal. But I'm no lemming either.
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  • ?????
    X-taxman
    Where IS Mod??? I'm starting to worry. I wish he wouldn't drive that darned Yugo!
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  • Slow down your alzheimers attack x
    Moderate
    So x. Is your mind going downhill? You need to exercise it. Do a challenge like representing taxpayers against the IRS. To exercise it better, take cases that must go to appeals. I do not drive a Yugo.
    worker
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  • Rob needs to stop writing newspeak
    Moderate
    First, sorry x. My computer had a stupid problem that was fixed in 5-10 minutes, but I had to wait for 3 days to get it fixed. The bill would pass with Republican only votes contrarian and Rob. So cut the nonsense about the Democrats. It goes nowhere in the Senate. And yes, Rob, I made my feelings known about the pay freeze. They were not positive. So cut the newspeak Rob. So here is the question for you, Rob. Why don't you condemn your friends, the radical right republicans for bringing up all of the things that stick it to the federal workers such as funding unemployment by sticking it to federal workers.
    worker
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  • Cool
    X-taxman
    Welcome back, dude.
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  • Go GOP!!!!!
    ITGEEK
    Keep the money going to your companies...not those pesky federal workers. 1) Use the CBO report wisely: a) Dumb govie HS diploma makes 21% MORE then their private counter part. b) College degree govie makes 23% LESS than their private counter part. From this let's sell only part A to the dumb people in this country and hide part B. 2) Any federal worker who are unhappy with your job can always come and work for the private. We can charge Uncle Sam 200/hr and pay them 40/hour. 3) Keep the bribe/lobbying/funding going towards our fine GOP congressmen/woman so that they can make laws to siphon money towards our company. 4) America..land of the opportunity if you can afford it!!!!
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  • Proposed 0.5% raise vs. Payroll Tax Expiration
    dailycheese
    The WH has proposed a 0.5% pay raise in 2013. For a federal employee making $50K/year that's $250 or $9 per pay period before taxes. Don't forget that the 2% Social Security payroll tax cut is also set to expire on January 1, 2013. Which means that same employee making %50K getting that $250 raise will see a $1000 tax increase when the social security rate goes back to 6.2%. Throw in a FEHB rate increase and take home goes goes DOWN.
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  • The raise
    Moderate
    Tell Rob's radical rightists to propose a 5% raise.
    worker
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  • Those scumbag hoowahs in the Congress are playing to the rabble for votes.
    The Original Joe S
    Almost 50% of the American people do not pay income taxes. When the useless scumbags in Congress want to act as if they are doing something, they beat up on the Federal employees. They bleat "We can't afford to pay them." As if the employees can afford to suck it up so that some useless scumbag hoowah in Congress can look good? They have scrood us for years, such as the 1/30th deduction for taxes already paid, and they STEAL it if the heirs don't realize there's a pot of after-tax money paid. I pulled the plug the SECOND I completed my 30 year sentence, and the money comes to me every month at the stroke of midnight on the 1st. I'm living comfortably in a tropical paradise 8000 miles away from the PC control freaks who are raping the country. My federal career is a dim memory of unpleasant suffering under affirmative-action selected morons and thought-police mind-control forced adherence to the "correct answers". Keep sending the money, and for heavens' sake, please do NOT go bankrupt until AFTER they cremate me!
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  • Joe
    deployed decoy
    Where did you land? Im thinking of Fil or Thai, leaning toward Fil though. I do have a log cabin at lands end on the Pacific in WA for the couple months a year it is not raining and I need to be in the USA for my coin business. I would suggest getting freeze dried in the end though. That way when some federal engineer figures it out. All they will need to do is add 98.6 water and stir to bring you back. The trick is not looking like oatmeal or being 89 years old again.
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