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The rest of the government is on salary autopilot, why not the black-robes?
1 posted on 12/14/2012 11:18:03 AM PST by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie

We have to drop this nonsense about legislatures making contracts with people. No, they pass laws. It isn’t even the same Congress, and it’s perverse to pretend like it is. There’s no reason why one Congress should get to tie a future Congress’s hands. Especially not only for employment contracts. Why should that be the one area in which legislatures can’t reverse previous ones? Aside from the special esteem government workers feel for their own work.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 11:59:38 AM PST by Tublecane
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Just to add a little accuracy to the reporting, all Federal Employees are in the third year of a pay freeze. I am not saying that shouldn’t be so, or that federal employees are not (in some or even many cases) overpaid. I am just saying that salaries are not on “autopilot”.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/22/obama-extends-2-year-federal-pay-freeze-until-at-least-next-spring/


3 posted on 12/14/2012 12:10:12 PM PST by oldernittany
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Sounds like they’re copying NJ judges. The legislature passed a law that all state employees had to pay a percentage of their health care premium, with the percentage increasing as an employee’s salary increased. A judge promptly filed a lawsuit, claiming that the state constitution wouldn’t allow the legislature to reduce judges’ salaries & such a health care percentage increase was an illegal reduction. Of course the appellate & supreme court divisions upheld his lawsuit. Fortunately, a state legislator got a constitutional modification on the ballot allowing such “reductions” and the voters passed it.
We’re waiting for the judges to rule that modification as unconstitutional as well.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 12:12:10 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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public employees are just going to have to get what unaccountable, corrupt politicians have promised them. if it means the 47 % just have to work two jobs and pay more taxes, well, so be it. asking judges to decide if they are to be paid or not....well...let me guess the outcome.
5 posted on 12/14/2012 12:21:22 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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...so a bunch of judges are going to go and ask a sitting judge to decide whether or not judges should get pay raises?

Gee - I wonder if the judges will win that....


7 posted on 12/14/2012 12:24:27 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Jacquerie

Judges should have term limits to avoid corruption.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 12:59:57 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (This is a whole different world we live in now. We'd better wise up.)
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To: Jacquerie

Federal judges have the biggest taxpayer-subsidized gig going. They have a job with enormous power and prestige, taxpayer-subsidized junkets to annual, lavish “judicial conferences” where they can hobnob with their “guests” (usually lawyers who practice in their courts), no personal office overhead, and no personal liability. But, the best comes at retirement: without having to contribute to a pension plan or worry about the risks associated with investing, they get their full salary upon retirement. Think about the value of that over the course of a judgeship: a risk-free, no cost, 100% guaranteed lifetime salary. And, we foot the bill. Yes, they need more of our money.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 1:06:10 PM PST by The Anti-Democrat
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Gee...If they sue in feral court, who could possibly hear the case, given the blatant conflict of interest?


34 posted on 12/14/2012 3:38:03 PM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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Royal Furgeson Jr. of Texas won’t understand the ire that Americans have towards these black-robed commies until he’s hanging from a lamppost.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 5:44:25 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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