Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Obama’s Embraces Two Year Freeze on Federal Government Salaries

A pay freeze may not be much, but it is moving in the right direction (however slowly that movement might be). The only concern is that the freeze will do nothing if they do not implement some sort of hiring freeze or if perversely it actually freezes above the pay where it should be.

"President Barack Obama’s embrace of the politically symbolic two-year freeze on federal government salaries aligns him with House Republican leaders and against unions, public workers and some leaders in his own party.

A winner of incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's YouCut online spending-cut poll in May, the proposal would require the House and Senate, at the last minute, to include the freeze in any long-term federal spending bill dealing with the slate of unfinished fiscal 2011 appropriations laws.

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