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  • more clueless
    RicknATL
    Stating that Ryan and his GOP cronies are more clueless/ignorant than dirt, is denigrating to dirt. I apologize to dirt, as it knows no better. One cannot say the same about congress....or can we?
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  • Federal Civil Service Pay
    gold2rush6
    "Federal workers deserve to be compensated equitably for their important work, but their pay levels, pay increases, and fringe benefits should be reformed to better align with those of their private-sector counterparts," Interesting. Should it also be stated when our private-sector counterparts are being compensated better during a booming economy Federal workers deserve to be compensated just as equitabley?
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  • Federal Pay
    gold2rush6
    "Federal workers deserve to be compensated equitably for their important work, but their pay levels, pay increases, and fringe benefits should be reformed to better align with those of their private-sector counterparts," Interesting. Should it also be stated that when private-sector pay levels, pay increases, and fringe benefits go up that Federal workers deserve to be compensated equitably? Wouldn't our private-sector counterparts want their additional taxes paid due to increased pay want help their Federal worker counterparts to be compensated equitably? Can we put it a national vote?
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  • Don't hold your breath
    TiredOfBashing
    It would be nice, but it didn't happen in the dot.com age when many workers left in search of better pay. It also does not happen when the contractors doing the same job as the feds get 5-10% increases per year through profit driven companies (Lockheed, Boeing, BAH and the like) that bill the federal government for personal services.
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  • Both parties suck
    TiredOfBashing
    I am tired of the bashing. Federal employees are, in many cases, highly educated and dedicated professionals. The workforce is made up of highly sought after occupations, such as doctors, engineers, mathematicians. The argument that they should just find employment elsewhere if they are unhappy is all well and good, but keep in mind that not all specialized government positions translate well into the private sector (national security, FBI, etc). Not to mention that the comparisons made are apples to oranges. Quit comparing federal salaries of personnel with masters degrees with that of the local ditch digger and truck driver. Both occupations are noble, but compare the salaries of engineers with engineers in the private sector- same goes with all federal jobs. If an occupation is overpaid in the public sector compared to the private sector (admin assistant) then freeze the pay of, that occupation. The feds did not rise up in the dot.com era when private sector engineers were getting double figure pay increases. They stayed because they felt their mission was important and thought they were serving their government, the same government that now bashes them at will. The problems we face now exist because both parties are made of of morons that have no memory of the past. For example, the GOP created the monstrosity known as the DNI, and under both parties it has grown by leaps and bounds in both feds and federal contractors. The personnel were hired from the contractor workforce and came in at extremely high grades. They created the problem and then complain that it exists. I have been a life-long conservative, but at this point loath both parties. Until the primaries quit pulling in people from the far left and far right, we will be stuck in the current gridlock.
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