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  • WIG? Nope-PB
    Big Joe
    I dream of the opportunity to get a WIG, but since I'm pay banded (PB). I literally have not received a raise in about 4 years.
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  • I'm with Big Joe
    Skippy
    Suffice it to say I have my high three year average locked up....
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  • guess what?
    isitjustme
    A good share of US workers don't really sympathize with you Because.. We aren't federal workers; our pay is based on our performance, not time on the job.. We don't get COLA allowances; we get raises when the companies we work for feel they can afford it. I went 6 years without a raise (even though my business unit was successful); 6% and there is nothing on the horizon (even though my business unit is still making money). That's how things are "in the real world".
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  • guess what
    Moderate
    Yeh, but what about the times you got much higher raises than we did? And compare the pay of your job to the comparable government job. I know I am grossly underpaid compared to those I deal with in my job
    worker
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  • Federal Bill Tracker
    Teachersson
    It is best to Google the Federal News Radio "Federal Bill Tracker" to see which major political party has been attacking the federal worker, and vote accordingly. I would vote straight ticket too - this is an important election year.
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  • Ok
    Rob
    Thanks for the advice. I'll ignore the pathetic economy, failed leadership, and the complete chaos going on around the world and cast my vote based on the "Federal Bill Tracker." I had no idea casting my vote was so easy.
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  • Ok
    Dennis Retiree
    Rob, getting a little discouraged ? The Gallup seven day, rolling tracker poll has Obama at 50% and Romney at 44%. The really interesting thing is that the poll has Obama at plus one. This means that Obama gained in last night's polling significantly enough, to raise the seven day average by 1%. Romney really stepped in it on Wednesday. He was impulsive and issues a statement before he had all of the facts. Are these the qualification, we want to see in our President ? I would not trust the man with the remote to my TV let alone the nuclear arsenal.
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  • Very Discouraged
    Rob
    Its likely Obama is going to be re-elected however I don't base that on what the national polls say. Incumbents don't lose that often. Since this is a state by state election what's important are the polls in the swing states and Obama is ahead in most of those, although narrowly. I do have a question for you regarding politicians and impulsive behavior. Was Obama a bit presumptive when he inserted himself in that Cambridge, MA incident a couple of years ago? I remember Obama coming right out of the gate and accusing that police officer of "acting stupidly." Did Obama have all the facts before issuing that statement? I know you'd like to think republicans are the only ones who "step in it", but open minded people know better. What's going on in the middle east is terrible and I think Romney is dead on in his criticism of Obama. We're learning today that the Obama administration was warned repeatedly over the last few weeks of the dangerous situation brewing. Hmmmm....just wondering what the headlines would be in the WP and other media outlets if all this was happening under a republican president. The liberal bias by our mainstream media is disgusting and it's definitely having an impact on this election. A republican president would be getting pounded right now by the media if one of our Ambassadors was murdered. Once again Obama and his policies go unquestioned.
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  • LA Riots anyone?
    Teachersson
    Rob, seriously, was the president blamed for the LA Riots in the United States? Maybe by some people dancing around in the streets burning their own neighborhoods to the ground and attacking hapless truck drivers.
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  • What in the world are you talking about?????
    Rob
    What kind of gibberish was that? My point on the mainstream media bias is spot on. If a republican was in the WH during this latest uprising in the ME he (or she) would be pounded by the press. We have an Ambassador who was murdered along with 3 others and the evidence now shows that our gov't was warned repeatedly about the looming threat, yet the only person being questioned by the liberal press is Romney. That is disgusting (period).
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  • Rob is right
    Linbob
    A republican would have been pounded (but not too hard) by the alleged liberal media for taking us into yet another unpaid-for war by interfering in the middle east. Republicans, the last vigilantes - shoot first and ask questions later. Poor Rob. I hope he is right about Obama getting re-elected so he will have something to complain about. I'm sure he wouldn't if Romney got elected a screwed things up - he;d be blaming the "Liberal media" for picking on Romney. Hmmm. Like he's doing above.
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  • Polling
    CAfed
    I wouldn't trust the White House now for anything. Most of congress does not seem worth their pay either. I would rather have a real American in the office than a phony whatever he is that is there now.
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  • Only one poll matters
    Putt-Putt
    First of all, Dennis Retiree, I'm jealous of your moniker; I want to put "retiree" after my screen name as well. But to my point. Gallup shows Obama up by 6, Rassmussen daily track has Romney up by 3. What this all means is the only poll that matters is the one on November 6.
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  • Polls
    Moderate
    For once we agree. November 6 is what counts. Truman's election in 1948 shows that. To CA Fed Real American? Are you writing that Obama is not real American? That is really stupid. He is just as American as Bush, Clinton, Reagan, and Romney. You just disagree with his political views, so cut the nonsense.
    worker
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  • Agree with you
    Skippy
    If the economy doesn't improve it doesn't really matter who is perceived as friendly to feds.
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  • Attacking feds directly with legislation
    Teachersson
    Skippy, there is a major political party that uses their legislation against the federal worker. "Their legislation" is supposed to be used to help the United States and our citizens. I don't that the using legislation against people (like say never allowing them a pay raise when there is such a thing as inflation, or suppressing the right to vote) is helping people. Just my opinion I guess, and in some ways it doesn't matter, since if that political party was running things, everyone would be replaced by a robot anyway and there would be 0 federal workers in existence. However, check you facts, the world will need governments and government workers until the world is a completely different and 100% peaceful place.
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  • A Quote from Teachersson
    Rob
    "I have had no work to do for 7 years and counting. This is just dumb and I wonder how many other feds are in the same spot." These were your words from the other day Teachersson. Maybe you sould be replaced by one of those robots.
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  • The media
    Moderate
    Your generalization of the media as being liberal is truly amazingly biased. It appears that if one does not agree with you one is liberal and biased. Are you that niave to think that Fox is unbiased and in the radical right camp? Perhaps in Philly you believe that 1210AM and 990AM (both bastions of the radical right) are mainstream. Even the Washington Post, a supposed liberal newspaper has, at least, one radical right columnist. I know because I attempt to read his nonsense, but cannot get through it because he is so sickingly false. Sorry Rob, the media has bias going both ways.
    worker
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  • Bill Tracker
    Linda
    You can also go to the NTEU website, they also have a bill tracker of Federal Employee issues and who voted what for them. My Congressman and Senators all voted about the same, so not much choice there.
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  • COLA
    Dennis Retiree
    It is a disgrace that Federal Workers are not getting a pay raise for a third year. I supported the two year pay freeze as it was appropriate that Federal Employees make a sacrifice to the deficit. I have been retired since October 2008. It looks like Federal CSRS Annuitants will be getting a COLA in January 2013 of 1.5 %, perhaps a little more ?. The CPI was reduced today, and the basic number went from 225.568 to 230.379. This is a raw figure and I am waiting for NARFE to refine it. This is not a huge COLA, but anything feds get today is a big deal. Any Federal Employee or Annuitant thinking of voting Romney-Ryan and Republicans for Congress should get his/her head examined. Not only are the Republicans bad for feds, they worse for America. They are great if you are a millionaire with unearned income though, LOL.
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  • To Dennis Retiree
    Moderate
    Even though I support the Dems, I really must object to your comments about us feds having to sacrifice and have the two year pay freeze. We have sacrificed since during the Reagan years with his freezes and immaterial pay freezes. The agreement was so universal that we were supposed o get catchups starting in 1994. We did not. And yes, the Dems did that one. Of course, the Repubs also did that in 2001 or 2002 forward. Of course, those in power said the study supporting the catchups was faulty, but never did any followups to the study. I also noticed that you were retired when you supported our "sacrifice". Perhaps your pension should have had some sacrifice beyond the 2 years you did not get a raise because of the law rather than a decree.
    worker
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  • WIG and continued pay freeze
    Deborah
    Those of us who have maxed out our pay grade have a real and total pay freeze. I am a step 10 and have been since the pay freeze was initiated, so I do not get any within grade increases. The cost of everything is going up and my state (Maryland) and county (Montgomery) only know how to increase taxes so my standard of living is decreasing while I am asked to do more and more at work for the same pay, and apparently for a pay decrease next year once more is withheld for social security.
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  • I'm retired almost 5 years now
    The Original Joe S
    My money keeps coming in every 1st of the month. I don't have to put up anymore with the MORONS they put in over me, and I don't have to answer to anybody. Peace on those toads, and please continue to send the money to the bank for me.
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