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House Republicans proposed a bill today that would cut the pay of Vice President Joe Biden and other federal officials, noting that the executive order that President Obama signed to raise their pay costs $11 billion in new spending.
“The President has once again demonstrated his penchant for unrestrained spending by giving federal employees an across the board pay hike and sticking the rest of us with the $11 billion bill,” Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., the lead sponsor on the bill, said in a statement today.
“At a time when the average federal worker compensation is nearly double the median U.S. household income, and attrition from the federal workforce is already at an all-time low, we simply cannot afford this unnecessary and unilateral action by the President.” Obama’s executive order raises Biden’s salary $225,521 to $231,900. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, would see an $1,100 raise while the Senate majority and minority leaders would get paid an extra $1,000, according to Fox.
“The House and Senate, however, voted down the congressional pay increase earlier this year,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee notes. “The President’s pay hike even increases the salary for federal employees who receive poor performance reviews from their own supervisors,” committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a statement.
“As President Obama continues to say one thing and do another on deficit spending, it is appropriate for Congress to challenge his unilateral decision to spend $11 billion on non-merit based pay raises for federal workers.” The executive order ended a pay freeze that prevented automatic pay raises from taking effect.
Rep Bentivolio, Kerry L. [MI-11] - 1/15/2013
Kerry L. [MI-11] - 1/15/2013
Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] - 1/15/2013
Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] - 1/15/2013
Rep Cotton, Tom [AR-4] - 1/15/2013
Rep Cramer, Kevin [ND] - 1/15/2013
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 1/15/2013
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] - 1/15/2013
Rep Gowdy, Trey [SC-4] - 1/15/2013
Rep Graves, Tom [GA-14] - 1/15/2013
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 1/15/2013
Rep Hudson, Richard [NC-8] - 1/15/2013
Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] - 1/15/2013
Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] - 1/15/2013
Rep Labrador, Raul R. [ID-1] - 1/15/2013
Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] - 1/15/2013
Rep Massie, Thomas [KY-4] - 1/15/2013
Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] - 1/15/2013
Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] - 1/15/2013
Rep Mullin, Markwayne [OK-2] - 1/15/2013
Rep Radel, Trey [FL-19] - 1/15/2013
Rep Rice, Tom [SC-7] - 1/15/2013
Rep Rothfus, Keith J. [PA-12] - 1/15/2013
Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] - 1/15/2013
Rep Stewart, Chris [UT-2] - 1/15/2013
Rep Wenstrup, Brad R. [OH-2] - 1/15/2013
Rep Williams, Roger [TX-25] - 1/15/2013
Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7] - 1/15/2013
Rep Yoho, Ted S. [FL-3] - 1/15/2013
Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by eXia7
"like 150 - 230k+ a year ?"
Keep in mind, some corporate CEO's make that in a week.edit on 16-1-2013 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Sure, because it's really them causing the new spending problems with salaries right?
It's not congress that's given itself a raise pretty much every year or anything?
What hypocracy. You should make no more than the average American citizen while in office. The fact that you've allowed politicians to become rich by getting into politics is the crux of the whole problem.
~Tenthedit on 1/16/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)