Skip to comments.AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee Compensation (tired of sacrifices)
Posted on 11/18/2012 4:08:28 AM PST by Libloather
AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee Compensation
Nov. 15, 2012, 11:54 a.m. EST
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The largest federal employee union--the American Federation of Government Employees--is urging Congress to oppose any additional cuts to federal employee compensation during deliberations to address deficit reduction.
"Federal employees have given up $60 billion (over 10 years) in the unprecedented two-year pay freeze, and the 0.5 percent raise delayed to April 2012 saves an additional $28 billion. That's a total of $88 billion," Moten added. "Adding the $15 billion in savings from the UI bill's 2.3 percent tax increase on post-2012 hires brings the total sacrifice by federal employees so far to $103 billion over 10 years.
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Give ‘em a straw.
Fire half of the central socialist government’s labor force. Yank out the phones, destroy their desktop comp-uters, sell their desks.
Then sell or destroy the buildings they played in.
Eliminate entire cabinet posts and the government agencies they controlled.
Our Republicrat candidate didn’t even suggest anything remotely like this. The central government must be decimated, otherwise they’ll be no downsizing.
Circumventing Congress by Regulation, Executive Orders that are no more than Dictator Edicts when Congress won't approve of more wealth-redistributing plans, are costing not only Trillions to Taxpayers, but have resulted in Trillions in Debt to be paid by FUTURE Taxpayers.
Unions should be BANNED from ALL Public Sector jobs, period.
There's no reason (other than money-laundering of Dues to the DNC), that Public Servants should be compensated by anything other than that which ELECTED Officials are permitted to provide them, and they are Elected for that purpose (or will lose Re-Election when they start becoming self-serving, trying to buy favor by handing out exhorbitant compensation and benefits, and/or buying re-election votes from Government Employees with Taxpayer money).
“unprecedented two-year pay freeze”
That is relative prosperity under Obamanomics.
Outlaw public unions, then eliminate every nonessential agency and cut the compensation of the rest.
Sacrifice? They don't know the meaning of the word. At least they have jobs. So many others don't. If these workers are so unhappy, they should get a job in the private sector (if they could find one). Let's see them live on being paid what they're really worth. Let them have to pay for less-than-Cadillac health care insurance. Let them do without the great benefits or have to pay for them out of their own pockets. They won't survive.
The federal government employees should never have been allowed to unionize.
eliminate the Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Human Services, and any other unconstitutional agencies and FIRE EVERYONE THAT WORKS FOR THEM!!!!
When that’s done start triming the excess employees in what is left!
Wow, that’s real money there; go after it.
Federal salaries must be ‘normalized’ to the private sector when the totality of the compensation packages are included.
Federal workers earning double their private counterparts
Federal workers have been awarded bigger average pay and benefit increases than private employees for nine years in a row. The compensation gap between federal and private workers has doubled in the past decade.
Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data are the latest available.
The federal compensation advantage has grown from $30,415 in 2000 to $61,998 last year...
Let’s face it - 50% of the federal workforce could be eliminated and it wouldn’t make any real difference in anyone’s life other than those losing their meaningless make-work jobs.
how about this ~ simply start with Departments of Education, Labor, Commerce, HUD, ...... work your way through their missions and dispose of those that are not beneficial, or not constitutional.
Once you do that, take on Justice.
After you develop an organizational structure filled with people with an eagle eye to waste, fraud and abuse, move into the more traditional departments ~ State, Defense, etc.
I doubt you can get rid of half the federal work force without mothballing half the Carrier fleet, and standing down the Air Force.
In Michigan we used to have the DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources). Now we have the DNR and the DEQ (Dept. of Environmental Quality). This is on top of multiple federal agencies doing essentially the same jobs.
If you want to compare store clerks to research scientists, go ahead ~ do it ~ which is why so little has come of these reports.
Remember, journalism is dying away ~ destroyed by the internet. These reporters will say anything just to get you to read their sales ads. no integrity anymore anywhere in the news racket.
hmm ~ USDA has more employees than all those departments put together. Why don’t you start with USDA?
Federal employees DO NOT earn double their private sector counterparts.
I lost my private sector job in 2002. I got the same job for the Feds, except it’s technically more complex, and just now, ten years later, have I matched my private sector salary.
I get ZERO the perks I got in private sector.
The reason I love my job? The reason I stay? I love serving my country and the veterans.
Government bow-wows shake their begging bowls...
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