12:09 pm, May 26, 2015

FederalNewsRadio.com - Purpose of Comments statement Click to show

Hubbard Radio, LLC encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comment boards following articles, blog posts and other content can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior here. We encourage your thoughtful comments which:

  • Have a positive and constructive tone
  • Are on topic, clear and to-the-point
  • Are respectful toward others and their opinions

Hubbard Radio, LLC reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.

  • 22

  • Chained CPI
    Marty Lickteig
    The Feds say the Chained CPI formula will save the Government some $23 Billion. Just remember that each and every one of those dollars comes out of some retiree's pocket.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • The Fed Pumps $45 Billion a Month
    Radar Tech
    $23 Billion is chump change in the budget. The Fed "loans" nearly double that every month to the bloated banks.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Wasting Money
    Maybe if they just cut the billions/trillion dollars a year given in foreign aid given to countries that hate us, and defund the UN that hates us, there would be enough money to treat federal workers decently.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Foreign aid & UN funding are not enough.
    Jerry A.
    Those are not enough, and a drop in the bucket compared with "security" spending (Homeland Security & Defense). We spend more than the next 15 nations _combined_ on the DoD alone, and most of those are our allies. There is a lot to cut there, if only politicians would stop their pet projects and home district handouts.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Even the Romans knew
    that worldwide empire was expensive. Why can't we learn from them? Bring the troops home now.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Good point
    Good point. Many of the troops should come home
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Shared Sacrifice
    Between the pay freezes and chained CPI, I believe Feds have done their part. Time to share the pain. Unfortunately, that includes programs that must be reduced or shut down entirely. Glad when I relocated the river is near filled with catfish and bass and crawdads. Plenty of free range venison nearby, as well.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • It doesn't matter to many federal workers
    COLA and CPI hardly affects federal workers. I have worked for the federal government for 23 years and I can't remember the last time we got a full COLA. Congress cuts it almost every year. This year we were supposed to only get about 0.5% and they cut even that. They "adjust" the calculation and it would only matter for retirees because they are the only ones that get a full COLA. The rest of us have to live with whatever arbitrary number Congress picks out of thin air, again. I would be all for this new calculation if I thought for a minute we would actually get it every year.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }