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Republican Efforts to Hold the Line on Bureaucrats’ Pay Assailed
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 March 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 03/05/2012 1:41:37 PM PST by John Semmens

Key Democrats objected to GOP efforts to trim the budget deficit by requiring federal employees to make bigger contributions to their own pensions. This comes despite statistics indicating that government employees’ pensions are far more generous than those of their peers in the private sector.

“What my GOP colleagues consistently overlook is the complexity and importance of government work compared to the private sector,” complained Minority Whip, Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md). “Producing food, clothing, and shelter are the relatively simple tasks we entrust to the private sector. Regulating these tasks is more complicated, difficult, and important. Those charged with these responsibilities deserve more respect.”

The GOP proposal raising Hoyer’s ire would boost employee contributions to 3.1%, up from the current 2.3%.

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/03/03/president-rallies-to-defend-womans-reproductive-rights/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: budget; bureaucracy; democrats; satire

1 posted on 03/05/2012 1:41:46 PM PST by John Semmens
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“Producing food, clothing, and shelter are the relatively simple tasks we entrust to the private sector. Regulating these tasks is more complicated, difficult, and important. Those charged with these responsibilities deserve more respect.”

Are these people for real??


2 posted on 03/05/2012 1:51:06 PM PST by cotton1706
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Steny Hoyer is a federal workers union puppet of long-standing. But, when your district has a high proportion of federal workers, that's the game.
3 posted on 03/05/2012 2:20:32 PM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: In Maryland

Of course. I once was a constituent of Hoyer when I was at Pax River testing aircraft. He was a good guy for a democrat back then. Like many of his peers and predecessors, he’s turned into a butthead since becoming whip.

I’m a fed employee, and I don’t object to sharing the pain through no raises and increased retirement contribution on my part. I am growing weary of their trying to balance the budget using DoD’s budget. I’d like to see the cutters look to other agencies that aren’t worn out from fighting two wars and facing even further prolonged activity in the middle east and Westpac.

TC


4 posted on 03/05/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: cotton1706; All

““What my GOP colleagues consistently overlook is the complexity and importance of government work compared to the private sector,” complained Minority Whip, Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md). “Producing food, clothing, and shelter are the relatively simple tasks we entrust to the private sector. Regulating these tasks is more complicated, difficult, and important.”

The Ruling Class....no term limits? We will collapse!!!!


5 posted on 03/05/2012 4:45:24 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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““What my GOP colleagues consistently overlook is the complexity and importance of government work compared to the private sector,” complained Minority Whip, Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md). “Producing food, clothing, and shelter are the relatively simple tasks we entrust to the private sector. Regulating these tasks is more complicated, difficult, and important.”

The Ruling Class....no term limits? We will collapse!!!!


6 posted on 03/05/2012 4:48:16 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: cotton1706; All

““What my GOP colleagues consistently overlook is the complexity and importance of government work compared to the private sector,” complained Minority Whip, Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md). “Producing food, clothing, and shelter are the relatively simple tasks we entrust to the private sector. Regulating these tasks is more complicated, difficult, and important.”

The Ruling Class....no term limits? We will collapse!!!!


7 posted on 03/05/2012 4:48:16 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: cotton1706

“Producing food, clothing, and shelter are the relatively simple tasks we entrust to the private sector. Regulating these tasks is more complicated, difficult, and important. Those charged with these responsibilities deserve more respect.”

Are these people for real??
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.......”A Satirical Look at Recent News”


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:27:10 AM PST by House Atreides
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