Obama Proposes Paying Federal Workers with Cat Food
And there will be cat food flowing in the private sector soon, as well...
Instead of clawing back the pay of the criminal and incompetent financial elite that caused the world economic disaster... Obama is set to announce "austerity measures" for many of the victims of the biggest financial theft in history.
President Obama plans to announce a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers on Monday in his latest move intended to demonstrate concern over sky-high deficit spending.
The president’s proposal will effectively wipe out plans for a 1.4 percent across-the-board raise in 2011 for 2.1 million civilian federal government employees, including those working at the Defense Department, but the freeze would not affect the nation’s uniformed military personnel. The president has frozen the salaries of his own top White House staff members since taking office 22 months ago.
How Reaganasque of you, President Obama. From August 30th, 1985:
President Reagan recommended to Congress today that it grant no general pay increase for more than two million Federal civilian workers next year. He said an increase to bring the salaries of civilian workers to a level comparable with those of non-Government employees would have an ''adverse effect'' on the ''continuing national economic recovery.'' Officials said it appeared all but certain that there would be no annual increase for individual Federal workers for the first time since World War II. They noted that Congress, in adopting a budget resolution, had already recommended a freeze in overall spending for Federal pay for the fiscal year 1986 at this year's level.
Let me know if this parallel trip down faux deficit reduction lane works out for you any different than it did for Reagan, OK?
This nation is, yet again, doomed with failed leadership from the incompetent world of "big government trickle down voodoo" from the government subsidized corporate money that owns the US government.