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Proposed Funding Freeze on Step Increases and Federal Promotions Not Included in House Budget
Fedsmith.com ^ | February 20, 2011 | Ralph Smith

Posted on 02/20/2011 5:37:15 PM PST by Poundstone

House Republicans have passed legislation to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year which ends on September 30th. The budget passed after an all-night session Friday that went into early Saturday morning. The good news for federal employees is that amendments proposed to HR 1, the continuing resolution bill which had about 600 proposed amendments, did not include proposed amendments to withhold funding for within-grade increases or for promotions of federal employees.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: employees; federal; government; pay
Of significant interest, I expect, to fellow Federal employees and retirees.
1 posted on 02/20/2011 5:37:19 PM PST by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone

Makes no difference, it is only show boating for the fools. The bill is not attached to the continuing resolution are the debt ceiling increase so it has the value of marine grade toilet paper.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 5:45:51 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
The "continuing resolution" is what?

Do you want to try recasting that statement so we can know what it is you think we should know about it?

3 posted on 02/20/2011 5:52:00 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

There is no current budget, except for the one Obama proposed, the government has been running off of continuing resolutions. Have you been under a bucket somewhere, the current one expires the first week in march.


4 posted on 02/20/2011 6:05:31 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Poundstone

So does this mean there’s not gov’t shutdown looming now and the House has capitulated??


5 posted on 02/20/2011 6:13:31 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: org.whodat

That’s not quite what you said.


6 posted on 02/20/2011 6:15:25 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Poundstone

Federal parasites, Wisconsin parasites what’s the difference?


7 posted on 02/20/2011 6:17:15 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Poundstone

“The president’s proposed budget for 2012 projects the federal government will run a deficit of $1.645 trillion this year, topping 2009’s previous record by more than $230 billion. The deficit in 2007 was just $160 billion. The budget proposed by the White House for 2012 projects that in 2011 the United States will have its biggest one-year debt jump in history approaching $2 trillion with a debt of $15.476 trillion by September 30th. That figure would be 102.6 percent of our Gross Domestic Product — the first time since World War II that figure has been reached.”


8 posted on 02/20/2011 6:27:25 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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Federal parasites, Wisconsin parasites what’s the difference?

I might add that they are taxpayers.

They are employed, gainfully I might add.

There is nothing criminal about working for the government.

One takes the job based on certain expectations about salary and benefits.

These expectaions and benefits are provided by the employer as an enticement to take the job.

I don't know any employee worth his salt who wouldn't fight to retain those expectations and benefits after having been hired, regardless of who the employer is.

Some chose the route of government service while others chose other paths.

And, before you start union bashing, I'll remind you of the great example Ronald Reagan made of the ATC Union on how impotent government unions really are.

9 posted on 02/20/2011 7:09:03 PM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: sonofagun
I might add that they are taxpayers. They are employed, gainfully I might add. There is nothing criminal about working for the government.

Some are gainfully employed and many are totally useless and spend their days surfing the internet. There are thousands and thousands governmental entities in America. Some function honestly and some steal from the taxpayer. They do absolutely nothing useful. Most of the EPA, EEOC and the US Department of Education should be nuked and everyone fired. The Department of the Interior is a haven for eco-hippies who are waging war against hard working Americans. You could fire 70% of those Federal workers. The State Department is full of America hating lefties who do absolutely nothing positive. You could eliminate many offices there.

One takes the job based on certain expectations about salary and benefits. These expectations and benefits are provided by the employer as an enticement to take the job.

Same case in the private sector.... In the real world where people get laid off and get wage freezes many job expectations and promises have been broken. Why should Gov't employees be any different when the economy stinks?

10 posted on 02/20/2011 11:14:53 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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How many government workers are engaged in programs that are unconstitutional?

Answer: Lots and lots.


11 posted on 02/20/2011 11:24:00 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: sonofagun
Federal parasites, Wisconsin parasites what’s the difference?

I might add that they are taxpayers.

No Gov't worker pays taxes. What he does is kick back part of his salary. My proof is that I see state workers demonstrating and demanding higher taxes. No one in their right mind demands higher taxes that he must also pay. Only Gov't workers do because they know higher taxes benefit them. Last month Illinois doubled many taxes. Every Illinois state worker loved that because they are not tax-payers. They are salary rebaters.

12 posted on 02/20/2011 11:27:31 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: little jeremiah
How many government workers are engaged in programs that are unconstitutional?

At least half of Federal workers. Lot fewer on the State and county level

13 posted on 02/20/2011 11:29:30 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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