Skip to comments.Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers
Posted on 12/28/2012 10:45:48 AM PST by ColdOne
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.
According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year.
Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
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what about the little people Obama?
Gotta give all the government workers a raise to offset your tax hike when we go off the cliff eh?
Socialism. Equal parts dumb and evil, in a blender.
there will be no “coming up for air” allowed.
just enough to cover the tax increase?
Fiscal cliff? How about a little bump in pay for us all?!
(Who wants to bet this gets buried in the MSM like a cat buries a turd?)
Give pay increases to the only segment of the work force that has increased under his rule. While they should be happy that they have a job, the rest of us who have had to take pay cuts or have lost our jobs now have to reward them! I think that the President on down through Congress should have to take a fifty percent cut in pay and benefits until this country is back on track. If they were employed by a private business they would have all been fired for incompetence.
Government workers don’t pay taxes..................
My Dad used to tell me “It doesn’t pay to be an idiot”. He was wrong.
This will include the Supreme Court and other Federal judges. Any doubt now of they make their decisions?
How the hell can he do that???
Those chuckleheads in Washington, D.C. never surprise me.
This is a sop to the federal employee unions that overwhelmingly supported Obama.
And the MSM will never let the public know. This communists empire has America in the toilet and we may never get out of the flush.
Yippee! Spend! Take! Steal Some More! Spend More! Take More! Steal Some More! Yippee!!!!!!!!
Happy New Year!
That is not correct.
Government workers don’t pay taxes? Where did you hear that?
“Government workers dont pay taxes..................
That is not correct.”
It all depends on how you look at it. It is really nothing more than a shell game. They are paid with tax dollars from the actual workers of the country. The “payment” of taxes by government workers is a silly little accounting trick where they government pays them a tad less since it was all tax money to begin with.
They pay taxes from their share of the tax money they collect as salaries.
thanx for suquin’ m’dik
You have it backwards. The pay increases are in legislation -- the pay freeze was by executive order.
I’m waiting for him to try raising the debt ceiling by Executive order.
I see what you are getting at, but they still pay taxes.
This will assure Obama that ALL congresscritters will do his bidding.
Oh wait, the PUBS protested vehemently.
All government workers, at every level, city, county, state and federal, are paid with funds taken from the private sector.
Yes, they go through the motions, filing 1040’s, paying sales taxes, real estate taxes, fuel taxes, etc., but that money they use in doing so came from the public treasury to begin with, so there is no net increase in the treasury, simply putting back in what was taken out previously.
Extrapolate to 100% of the population working for the government in some function. Who, then, would pay the taxes with which to pay the government workers?
Only through the hard work and efforts of a private individual or corporation can the government coffers be filled with tax dollars to redistribute to their workers.
They get a salary and their paycheck stubs show that they ‘paid’ some amount of various taxes, but in reality that money is just not removed from the treasury and given to the worker. They actually ‘paid’ nothing........
“I see what you are getting at, but they still pay taxes.”
Yes, taxes are withheld and paid by government employees but there is never a net revenue gain by taxing government employees, no matter how much they pay in taxes (unlike the actual working class).
When I was a lad I remember that government employees paid no taxes because their salaries were nothing but tax money to begin with so it was senseless. I think that changed in the early 70s.
I am surprised that the President can raise federal pay with an Executive Order.
This EO cancels out an earlier EO of 2010 that Obama issued that installed the pay freeze. He not setting pay increases just allowing the existing legislation to act as enacted.
Just trace them back to follow the sequence.
And here they go as I warned. Boehner and his aides refuse theirs yet also?
What alternate universe did they escape from?
I suppose you could say that about every private company with a government contract too.
Thanks for the clarification. There has been legislation freezing federal salaries. I know that from personal experience.
This semipermanent bureaucracy earned higher incomes, got better health care, ate better food and had greater job security than average Russians, the much-despised proletarians. Today, our bloated federal government seems, in significant ways, to be creating this same dynamic.
BECAUSE THEYRE ENTITLED TO ALL THAT
In a way, yes. That is also why ‘stimulus’ packages never work.
Taking money from the private sector, then putting it into highways, bridges, and even military arms does not stimulate the economy. Japan spent ten years in the 90’s trying to stimulate their economy doing those things and it did not work.....................
I see he kept Biden’s salary under $250,000
Why do we even have a Congress anymore?
Obama shows more and more that he does not need them to run this country.
It appears that he can do most anything he wants.
We do not have a Congress any more. They just show up to get their paycheck. Obama is KING.
Absolutely...they are really doing standup job. Thank Heavens for EO's.../sarc
I didn’t get a raise. The only thing that got a raise around this house was the 62% increase in after cliff taxes on a this  much over the poverty line income.