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  • Democrats are countering on Wednesday with a budget plan mixing tax increases
    JHunt
    WOW shocker the Democrats answer to all is with tax hikes. Did Obama and O'Malley go to the same school?
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  • Try again
    FERS Fed
    Democrats plan is a balance of spending cuts and increased revenues thru repeal of tax breaks for oil companies (as if their profits aren't high enough).
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  • Democrats Hurt Federal Employees
    Radar Tech
    The Democrat's plan is to freeze our pay and furlough federal workers while continuing to give free phones to welfare queens and release illegal migrant criminals from jail - so that they can pretend they are doing something to reign in the $1 TRILLION annual deficits that they have made the new "normal".
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  • If sequestration resulting in...
    FERS Fed
    ...release of illegal migrant criminals from jail is such a bad law, why did the GOP-controlled House enact it? Why didn't the Senate GOP filibuster it to prevent enactment? ..... Don't know about you, but I'll take the Democrats' pay freeze over the 16% pay cut in Rep. Paul Ryan's 2014 budget proposal.
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  • congress
    angelblueface
    The only constant is change. At this point, you cannot really trust the congress nor the president as far as commitment to anything. First i read that we will get 0.5 in March, now we will not get anything until the end of the year. Now the furlough. If we are going to have the furlough, at least attach it to the weekend, then we will have a vacation with no pay. I guess that is better than nothing. Give me the good old days.
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  • "...now we will not get anything until the end of the year. "
    chicagoman
    You hope. There's no guarantee feds will receive any pay increase next year either. In fact, there are some groups in Congress that would freeze fed pay through 2016. In addition, there's a reasonable likelihood that furloughs will continue next year too, so feds will be taking a TWENTY PERCENT PAY CUT next year. Think about that!
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  • good old days?
    Rob
    You must be referring to the Bush years when we enjoyed about a 4% raise each year for 8 years. It sure beats what we got during Obama's first 4 years despite total control of our government by the Dems in 2009 and 2010.
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  • pay freeze
    Getting_FED_Up
    All congress is doing is sending a message that whenever there is a problem they can screw the middle class federal worker!
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  • good luck getting a raise in 2013 or before 2016
    oldtimers2cents
    I just don't see how any raise for workers will pass anytime in the near future. Most of the same people in congress who oppose any raise will continue to be there for at least the next serveral elections. In many of these people would cut the salaries if they could pass it. The day of the government worker making a decent salary is over. Also, if they are lucky and control even more than one house in congress, it would likely be the end to the retirement system also. Matching TSP would end, higher deductions for FERS while lower payouts. Please remember government workers in their eyes should not make much more than minimum wage or at least less the average wage (this amount also includes benefits).
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  • Democrats are countering on Wednesday with a budget plan mixing tax increases
    JHunt
    shocker! Democrats way to solve ANY problem is to tax more and spend less on Defense. Wonder if Obama and O'Mally went to the same school?
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