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Obama raises pay for federal employees

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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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Well ain't this special ? I am sure glad federal employees are getting a bump in pay. I guess tough luck for those on disability, and social security since they got bumpkis for 2016. Yes we Can people! Pay no attention to your rising health care costs. Pay no attention that oil isn't going to be this low forever.



President Obama on Friday issued an executive order to increase the salaries of federal employees by 1.3 percent in 2016, finalizing a year-long process to give government workers a pay raise.


Obama raises pay for federal employees

Three times now the Obama administration has given the shaft to the elderly, and disabled. THREE TIMES.

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That's some 'hope, and change'. Cause the only thing those folks are going to have left is the change in their pockets.

But hey it really does pay to be a federal worker.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I wonder how many Federal workers voted for Obama the second time.

Obama will destroy this country by 1000 cuts...



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Federal workers are, ostensibly, working. Elderly and disabled are not. Don't you think that people who are actively working deserve more than those that are not? Or do you think that all people deserve equal income no matter what?



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: neo96
Federal workers wages have risen far slower than the average private sector wage over the last 5 years.
The social security adjustment is based on method used since the 1970's.
But definitely all Obamas fault.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: hammanderr
a reply to: neo96

Federal workers are, ostensibly, working. Elderly and disabled are not. Don't you think that people who are actively working deserve more than those that are not? Or do you think that all people deserve equal income no matter what?


Oh so 'from each according to their ability to each according to their need'.

Hey ? Lots of elderly STILL work they have to. Hell even some disabled people work because they have to.

I am saying getting the shaft for three years isn't right.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:03 PM
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Well I think we should scale back the amount of official pay that members of congress to like $35k a year. We all know they end up filthy rich after being there only a handful of years due to being waived from the consequences of insider trading.

1.6% is not too too much, and my neighbors have perfected the art of "free checks" from disability. five people in the household, three of which are able bodied (but one not so all there) and everyone of them gets checks for disability of some sort. Tried to explain to me how I can go down there and "put on some Hollywood" to get me on that # also. No thank you, believe it or not there are still real men in this world, you know the type. The men who actually look forward to a honest days work and dont whine and cry the moment they on the clock like most of the rest of my generation.

I dont intend on putting down the disabled, but there are way too many able bodied people collecting disability checks. Thats being said, at least social security benefits for the elderly only should raise in line as well as any federal pay increase does.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Ya because the other side of the aisle is all about helping those out on disability and social security...

Do you care when presidents increase the pay of our service members?
Which of course is part of the package.

Guy hates our military but gives them a bump in pay.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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That's interesting.
I just got a letter 2 days ago from Social Security.
They informed me since there was no change in the cost of living I wouldn't be getting an adjustment this year.
So if there's no inflation why do federal employees need a raise?

::waves middle finger towards Washington::



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

I would be very interested in learning how much the congress and senate costs the American people each year.

What with all their pay, benefits, travel costs, staffers, pensions, medical and dental coverage for life. I bet they get paid "per diem" when they are in session too.

We always hear how much this program or that department costs us. I'd like to know how much we fork over to those corrupt scumbags.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

They coat us millions, not sure this particular pay increase is for them tho, this is our military and then everyday state workers.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
That's interesting.
I just got a letter 2 days ago from Social Security.
They informed me since there was no change in the cost of living I wouldn't be getting an adjustment this year.
So if there's no inflation why do federal employees need a raise?

::waves middle finger towards Washington::

Because private sector salaries are increasing and to keep staff (especially after a period of wage freezes) government salaries have to keep pace.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:52 PM
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I'm glad to see that the Federal workers got a raise, but I do wish we'd update/upgrade our formula for calculating SSI/SSD benefits. I don't see the two as mutually exclusive though. What I mean is, given the sheer size of our budget and expenses, I'm pretty sure that the rate increase for FedGov employees didn't come at the expense of SSI/SSD...we could surely find other areas to trim. For instance - IMO, we probably don't NEED as many air craft carriers as the rest of the world combined in order to be "safe."

-=Vel=-

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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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The federal government hires mostly contractors. So, maybe the company the employees contract through will make more money not the people doing the actual job.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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People on disabilities and Social Security are not getting any raises, and the cost of living has surpass their incomes.

Look how much food cost has risen in the past two years, it is insane.

Look at the cost of medical from Obama Care, the premiums are threw the roof.

Yeah, I see the government takes care of their own, not surprised. While the rest of the people struggle and do with less.

Do you all think people on disabilities, or Social Securities deserve a rise to? Many of us have worked most of our lives to.

We are not deadbeats taking advantage of the system, thing happen in our lives. The average disability monthly payout is around $ 900.00 a month.

Rent average in low income neighborhoods run around $ 500.00 monthly

Utilities average between $ 150.00 to $ 200.00.

No telephone for these people they cant afford one.

No cable for these people they cant afford it.

No internet for these people they cant afford it.

This leaves around $ 200.00 for food and toiletries.

How many of you can live comfortably on $ 900.00 to $ 1200.00 a month?
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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Good post, and I totally agree with you - in MOST parts of the country, it's virtually impossible to get by in just $900 a month. A lot of people will reject that notion, or just shrug it off, but at least in my experience, most of those have never actually had to TRY it--it's a whole different ballgame when you move beyond armchair quarterbacking and actually living it, and most people are completely unprepared.

One interesting "simulation" I've found is a web based "game" called "Spent." It takes you, the visitor, through a typical month in poverty...while it's not impossible to get to the end of the month, at the end, you get the reminder that next month's rent's coming due, so...

Anyway, good post.


-=Vel=-

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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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Don't forget people.

They just spent A Trillion dollars.

Congress passes $1,000,000,000,000 spending measure.

So don't act like they didn't have it.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: neo96

well the problem right there is we did not have it. We now have to borrow that money from the Fed, as usual with interest. AGAIN.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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They think they actually deserve to get paid?

Funny joke..



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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I agree, 'bout dramatically curtailing Senate/House salaries - wouldn't be more than a drop in the bucket in terms of the total, but it'd be a great gesture and put more emphasis on the SERVICE part of being a "public servant"

And btw - I freaking LOVE your avatar picture.


-=Vel=-
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: neo96



Three times now the Obama administration has given the shaft to the elderly, and disabled. THREE TIMES.


Three seems to be a magical number. Did you see this in your source?



Government workers received a 1 percent bump in both 2014 and 2015, and their pay was frozen in the three years prior.



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