In the last three three years Federal Workers got zero raise and were required to contribute more to their retirement. In that time inflation was 3.16 % 2010, 1.64 % 2011 and will be around 2.5% 2012. That means Fed Employee real salary has decreased over 7%. They were also required to contribute more to their pensions (an additional 1.5%) so the real salary has gone down about 8.5%. Also, the Federal health benefits program is NOT exempted from Obama care. Like many of you the amount allowed in Health Savings account was significantly cut this year by Obama care. While I realize no one is crying for the federal worker it is true that they too are feeling the squeeze of this economy. White Collar Federal worker make a lot less than civilian employees:
“The data show that employees on average are more than 40 percent behind in San Francisco-San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York.”
“The data show that employees on average are more than 40 percent behind in San Francisco-San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles and New York.
You are cherry-picking the data with this and the post re: postgrad educations,oldernittany. How about the Feds that work across every city and town in the country?
Sorry, I’m believing my “lyin’ eyes” in what I see from my friends, neighbors and relatives on the federal wagon.
Of course they’re feeling the effects of the economy. The part of the quote that’s a lie is ‘just like’ which even you point out is not the case.
I used to tolerate little lies of qualification but the nation is dying and now is the time for everyone who loves freedom and their children’s future to put the hammer down on every single piece of BS they can.
Get serious or the United States is over.