Wait. We're about to hit the debt limit and Obama picks today to end the federal pay freeze? Hello?—
RB (@RBPundit) December 28, 2012
President Obama returned to Washington yesterday from his $4 million Hawaiian vacation to solve the fiscal cliff crisis. His first move? Signing an executive order lifting the pay freeze on federal employees. Priorities, baby!
Fiscal Cliff Looms! Federal Government Gives Raises! speakwithauthority-jsm.blogspot.com/2012/12/fiscal… After all, taxes are going up. Federal employees need to eat too.—
Jeryl Bier (@SpeakWithAuthor) December 28, 2012
It’s true! Gosh-darn it, Joe Biden’s really hurting:
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.
Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
Many taxpayers are less than relieved to know that federal employees will be “doing just fine” while the rest of us are footing an even bigger bill:
It has been over three and a half years …
Good thing the deficit is only 16 trillion: Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers…—
Paul Izzo (@PaulIzzo2) December 28, 2012
Happy New Year, kids.
(Hat tip: Jeryl Bier)