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Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby Librtyhead » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:13 pm

Last week, the White House released the salary data of 469 of their employees. During Obama’s first day of office, he instituted a pay freeze for top White House staff members making more than $100,000 a year. Unfortunately, the pay freeze did not apply to all White House staffers. The released salary data ranged from $0 to $172,200 with low-level staffers receiving some notable salary hikes. It is interesting to note that the salary information does not separate full time and part time employees - The Daily Caller reports that only two full time employees make less than $40,000. In fact, the lowest paid full time White House employee makes $37,826. Back in 2008, staffers received far more modest salaries—a total of 85 staffers made below $38,000 annually.

Keep in mind, the national unemployment rate still hovers around 10 percent, with businesses facing the largest tax hike in history unlikely to start hiring anytime soon. While 625,000 people gave up looking for work this past month, they are still on the hook to fund the accelerating costs of federal salaries. Obama seems to have kept his promise of freezing pay for top staffers, but if Washington is truly serious about “tightening their belts” these pay freezes should apply to all White House staffers. As we saw with Congress last month, however, politicians are much more likely to pay lip service to the idea of cutting spending than actually institute reform when it comes to the tax dollars lining their own pockets.


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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby Linnea » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:12 pm

Oh come on, they're bitching about a salary increase for someone that makes less than $40K a year? That's asinine.
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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby Librtyhead » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:00 pm

The private sector is not seeing ANY raises. In fact many are taking furloughs and 10-20% cuts in salary. Plus getting taxed more than before. This will go over like a lead ballon.......Or a Led Zepplin. :drums2: :whistle: :band:
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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby Marie5656 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:10 pm

This year I will not be getting a COLA raise, for the first time in the 5 years I have worked at this job. I actually do not mind, as hubby and I are doing OK on our salaries. What bugs me are the people who are not doing OK on what they make, and are not getting at least a raise to match the cost of living. My husband has worked at his job longer than me..and has only recieved one raise. He has gotten all kinds of extra responsibilities, but no compensation for his efforts.
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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby Librtyhead » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Yes the private sector is getting whacked. Many have been laid off and the ones that are left have to work twice as hard. Not so on the Government (Taxpayer) payroll. Many have gotten 10% raises, and if you look at the numbers (Google is your friend) an increase in employees, in opposition of the private sector. This is partialy due to the Government employees :rofl2: ..........Union collaboration with......... :drums2: .......Polititians. :lol:
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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby Al Bino » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:35 am

Sounds like jealousy to me, head. What, that $8.00/hr job not working out for you?
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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

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Re: Need a raise? Go work for the Government.

Postby dotherightthing » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:00 pm

Quit falling into the corporate trap of thinking you get ahead by slicing each others throat, live better, WORK UNION!
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