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Democrats want 8.7% pay hike for federal
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Posted By: Imright, 1/29/2023 6:46:46 PM

Democrats are proposing giving federal workers an 8.7% pay increase for toiling through the Trump administration and the coronavirus pandemic. The suggested pay increase for the 2 million federal workers would take effect in 2024, and would come after they received the 4.6% raise this year from President Biden. ​ “For years now, federal employees have risked their health and safety working on the frontlines of this pandemic,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said in a press release announcing that he and ​Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) would reintroduce the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates​, or FAIR Act.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared 1/29/2023 6:51:45 PM (No. 1390198)
How many of them were furloughed during budget shut-downs for being unnecessary?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 1/29/2023 7:03:43 PM (No. 1390204)
Fat Gerry (unfortunately my Congressvermin) is just pandering to his constituents (us Federal workers). And he's got it all wrong - we didn't suffer, we actually did quite well under Trump. We all kept our jobs and got paid, and the economy was booming which meant our paychecks went further and our TSP accounts (think 401K) blossomed. It's under Old Demented Joe that everything has gone FUBAR. Vax mandates have threatened our jobs and the tanking economy has put a dent in our TSPs. I'll gladly exchange Crooked Joe for a second go with The Donald. That's not to say that I would reject an 8.7% salary raise. As I approach retirement, a bigger salary means a bigger pension for me. I'll gladly take it. Fat Gerry can pander to me all he wants. I'm still never going to vote for the scumball.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 1/29/2023 7:34:40 PM (No. 1390207)
Federal workers earn about 20% more than the workers in the private sector that pay the federal workers' wages. Now they want more!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: padiva 1/29/2023 7:37:44 PM (No. 1390210)
HA! There should be a tax surcharge for people who vote for demoncrats.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: kono 1/29/2023 7:44:37 PM (No. 1390213)
What a steaming pantload. The swamp should pay reparations to us for the stolen election in '20, and to Trump for stealing most of his first term in a relentless series of bogus 'impeachments' (more like fraudulent investigations pretending to seek grounds for impeachment).
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Reply 6 - Posted by: edgar 1/29/2023 7:47:16 PM (No. 1390214)
I thought we elected politicians, but now we find out we elected Santa Claus and everyday is Christmas Day.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/29/2023 8:06:24 PM (No. 1390221)
I have friends (a married couple) who work for the Federal government. They weren't required to show up at the office for close to two years! One told me about taking a nap every afternoon while working from home. They even gave up their second car because they didn't need it. Just recently they were required to show up at the office one day a week. It has been a real hardship for them.....not.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/29/2023 8:11:41 PM (No. 1390224)
How about we just fire 8.7% of the fed workers. Would be less than Amazon did.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: paral04 1/29/2023 8:13:24 PM (No. 1390225)
NO.... We are too far in debt as it is.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 1/29/2023 8:41:24 PM (No. 1390235)
Hmmmm, let's see, most of the 2 million fed workers are unionized. Pay increases so does union dues. Dues increases so does union donations to the Democrat Party. I see where this is going. That's another tax increase on the American People that will benefit the Rat Party at the expense of the working man/woman. It would also help the fed workers deal with the high inflation rate caused by Biden's lousy economic policies which started with cutting off domestic oil production on Day One, which in turn has spiraled out of control, along with spending trillions on nothing that benefits the American People. Yep, they always take care of themselves at our expense.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Northcross 1/29/2023 8:56:19 PM (No. 1390239)
FAIR Act. That is hilarious. Let's cut pay by that much. 99% of the federal workforce would squeal like stuck pigs, but they would not quit.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scribelus 1/29/2023 9:07:21 PM (No. 1390243)
The Federal ‘workforce’ comprises the foot soldiers of the Deep State.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 1/29/2023 10:06:42 PM (No. 1390253)
And what about all of the non government employees that slogged through Covid like emergency workers, nurses, firefighters, truckers and other all other essential people? Around where the government people live house prices and rents will go up, prices will go up and taxpayers will have to pay so they will demand more. Round and round. And they wonder why we have inflation?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 1/29/2023 10:22:03 PM (No. 1390255)
Too bad, civil servants should be thinned out, not rewarded with a pay hike.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/29/2023 11:03:31 PM (No. 1390260)
Federal employees have gotten pay hikes every year, including through the pandemic, all while private sector workers have gotten no pay increases. Government workers already make 1.5 times equivalent jobs pay in the private sector. No pay hikes are justified.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/29/2023 11:08:53 PM (No. 1390263)
An 8.7 percent cut would be more like it.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Venturer 1/29/2023 11:10:52 PM (No. 1390264)
Most of them I know worked at home on their computers.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ldb51 1/29/2023 11:11:03 PM (No. 1390265)
For these people, National bankruptcy and mass individual insolvency just cannot come quickly enough. The globalist/Marxist influencers apparently have most of us thoroughly hooked-up and blue-pilled, with their various minions and succubi on full overdrive.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Nimby 1/29/2023 11:58:32 PM (No. 1390281)
What have they done to deserve the raise Getry!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes 1/30/2023 1:27:58 AM (No. 1390285)
We were was subjected to health concerns with the vaccine. So where is everyone else's money?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: 5 handicap 1/30/2023 6:25:45 AM (No. 1390313)
The over-paid do nothings should pay back their unearned wages?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: chance_232 1/30/2023 6:31:13 AM (No. 1390315)
Meanwhile. The Federal Reserve is warning the private sector to not increase wages to keep up with inflation, because increasing wages increases inflation.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: red1066 1/30/2023 9:38:47 AM (No. 1390438)
In November I went to New York City for the day. Sitting in front of me were four young federal workers from D.C. I traveled during the week when most people with REAL jobs are working. These four weren't going to any meeting or training exercise in New York. From the conversation I heard, they were going to a show and also to go shopping. They all worked apparently at the State Department. Being a nosy, I had to ask why they weren't working. They were happy to explain that they all worked from home, and that no one really checked on them to see if they were doing their jobs and the thought of having to go into an office was so much hassle. I immediately thought of the phrase, "Your Tax Dollars at Work."
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 1/30/2023 10:19:51 AM (No. 1390471)
Federal workers? There they go with the oxymorons again.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Kate318 1/30/2023 11:05:18 AM (No. 1390515)
Gotta pay off the worker bees who make the graft, fraud, and corruption happen.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: hershey 1/30/2023 11:26:00 AM (No. 1390536)
How about a 8.7 decrease to help with the national debt???
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Aklon70 1/30/2023 1:48:04 PM (No. 1390631)
How about giving them a 10% CUT in pay, instead? Does a government drudge deserves higher pay than you get working for the taxes that pays their bloated salaries?
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