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Obama raises pay for federal employees

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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: introvert

If someone had actually bothered reading the article they would have read this.



Only twice before, in 2010 and 2011 since cost-of-living adjustments started, has there been no bump up in benefits. Retirees did receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase for 2015, a 1.5 percent boost for 2014, a 1.7 percent increase for 2013 and a 3.6 percent bump for 2012


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2016,2010,2011.


edit on 19-12-2015 by neo96 because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: introvert

If someone had actually bothered reading the article they would have read this.



Only twice before, in 2010 and 2011 since cost-of-living adjustments started, has there been no bump up in benefits. Retirees did receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase for 2015, a 1.5 percent boost for 2014, a 1.7 percent increase for 2013 and a 3.6 percent bump for 2012


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2016,2010,2011.



Yes, I read that in your second link. That does not address what I posted.

Did you notice that federal wages were frozen for three years?



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Did YOU notice the average salary for a government worker is over $78 grand a YEAR.

DId YOU notice the average stipend for thsoe programs is on the average less than $1200 a month which translates to roughly $14,000 a year.

Well below the national poverty line.

www.washingtonpost.com...

familiesusa.org...

That's WHY when people 'retire'. THEY CAN'T RETIRE.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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I am a federal worker and this is news to me. We have not had a real raise in really about seven years. 1% raises are a joke.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: neo96

My apologies. I thought the topic was the raise for federal workers and I wanted to point out that they had a pay freeze as well.

Do you want to increase the amount retirees and disabled people are able to collect?



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: introvert


Do you want to increase the amount retirees and disabled people are able to collect?


Yes, why not.

Since Obama is playing favoritism. Who do you think is paying for the government raises anyway? I mean since Obama given out raises for people who are not struggling.


a reply to: introvert

Did YOU notice the average salary for a government worker is over $78 grand a YEAR.


If you cant live on $ 78 thousand dollars a year then you have to be living above your means.

Most of Americans on disabilities or Retirement cant afford the basic things like the internet that many take for granite.

Or an I phone, or cable TV. Why cant they afford these little things, is because the cost of living has risen ten folds by the time they get a little 1 or 2 % raise, which I might add is so little that it makes little different anyway.

I am speaking for those individuals who live single and have no spouses.

Many who are married and have a working spouse are probably doing a lot better and can afford to have the internet and an I phones and so on.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: eXia7

Yes people with families think they deserve to get paid.

Stop confusing them with congress, that isn't what this is about.
This is about every day people that decided to take a good paying job, what freaking scumbags right?!

Oh and it is about our military, they are getting a raise too.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn




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


base pay for a member of congress is 174,000 x 435= 75,690,000
that doesn't include benefits or, the House's Members' Representational Allowance (MRA) or the Senates Official Personnel and Office Expense Account (SOPOEA),

in 2012 the MRA ranged from $1,270,129 to $1,564,613, with an average of $1,353,205.13.
in 2013 the Senates average SOPOEA was $3,209,103, and ranged from $2,960,716 to $4,685,632.
plus they also get other perks on our dime.

here's a quick link. not the best but will give you a better idea of what they cost.
Congressional Allowances




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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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Being a federal employee should be no different than working in the private sector. Federal employees are no more valuable to the system than the guy changing my oil. In fact the guy who changes my oil actually provides me a service. Can't say I've ever had a federal employee provide me with anything other than a bill and/or headache...
Why are we paying federal taxes again?...



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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As a WG 10 step 3 I made about 55k a year in Oklahoma.. before I had to leave cause the active duty missus got orders over seas. I will also wager, the federal wages that everyone points at do not belong to the federal WG workers..and till your about a GS 6+ your not breaking 60k year.

3 years I was at that job zero COLA ...

are you going to complain about the 1.5 ish the military is going to get? Not all of them deploy many work bankers hours 4 maybe 5 days a week... do they deserve it?

Broad sweeping generalizations are usually wrong...



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Wow, what a jerk.

Let's give the overpaid Federal bureaucracy a pay raise and forget about people that paid into the system that actually NEED the pittance they get from Social Security to live.

Good one, Obama. Stay classy.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: neo96

Wow, what a jerk.

Let's give the overpaid Federal bureaucracy a pay raise and forget about people that paid into the system that actually NEED the pittance they get from Social Security to live.

Good one, Obama. Stay classy.


You do realize that you and others are advocating for a socialist ideal, right?

Take care of those in need, not the privileged?



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Yeah like Obama.

Taking from the have nots to give some more to those that already have more.

Ainit socialist GREAT ?



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: introvert

Yeah like Obama.

Taking from the have nots to give some more to those that already have more.

Ainit socialist GREAT ?


That's not socialism. Obama is not a socialist.

I am a socialist, and so far it appears that you may be as well.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Obama is a 'socialist'.

What's not to like about it's TRUE FACE ?

Instead of creating programs that fund themselves.

Create snip poor programs that keep people in perpetual poverty.

That is for the 'common' folk.

While GOVERNMENT workers live it up.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: neo96

Wow, what a jerk.

Let's give the overpaid Federal bureaucracy a pay raise and forget about people that paid into the system that actually NEED the pittance they get from Social Security to live.

Good one, Obama. Stay classy.


You do realize that you and others are advocating for a socialist ideal, right?

Take care of those in need, not the privileged?


No, people are just trying to get their money back that they PAID into this system. They are trying to get their money back and Obama and the Feds have stolen it and spent it on their failed policies and wars.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

You do understand the national average for wages is around $54K, and you're grousing about that amount right now.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: introvert

As my parents put it: Once upon a time, it was understood that becoming a government employee was something that would never make you wealthy as the pay would always lag behind the private sector. However, you made up for it with job security, benefits and a pension and retirement that were second to none.

Nowadays, government employees will tend to make more than the same position in the private sector AND they still have the benefits, job security (how many people were fired over the VA scandal again? that carries into all corners ...) and retirement and pension.

So what exactly does a government secretary do that makes her more valuable than a private sector secretary? How about a government quality control specialist or pharmacy technician? Because, you shouldn't make the mistake of thinking only the best and brightest work for the government.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: neo96

Wow, what a jerk.

Let's give the overpaid Federal bureaucracy a pay raise and forget about people that paid into the system that actually NEED the pittance they get from Social Security to live.

Good one, Obama. Stay classy.


You do realize that you and others are advocating for a socialist ideal, right?

Take care of those in need, not the privileged?


No, people are just trying to get their money back that they PAID into this system. They are trying to get their money back and Obama and the Feds have stolen it and spent it on their failed policies and wars.


Then you will agree that those programs are not "entitlements", correct?



posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: JAY1980Some federal employees keep your defense system up and running, Would you trust the guy at jiffy lube to service and maintain a nuclear reactor? If you only knew what it takes to work for the govt. Most people couldn't do it. I have about 40% of my check taken in taxes and benefits that are not that great, I had better health care in the private world. And the same goes for retirement, we get screwed. Congress are the ones you should be complaining about! Not us. As a federal worker we get screwed more and more every year.



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