Skip to comments.Portman Tells Obama to Rescind Federal Pay Raises
Posted on 01/01/2013 1:01:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
Republican Sen. Rob Portman on Monday called on President Barack Obama to rescind government pay raisesincluding his ownsaying they are out of line at a time the country is struggling to get its debt under control.
Under the executive order issued on Thursday, most members of Congress would receive a $900 annual raise, pushing their salary to $174,900. House Speaker John Boehner and the leaders of each party in each house would gain $1,100 a year. Vice President, Biden would get the biggest bump, with an increase of more than $6,000 to $231,900.
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Won’t matter much to most federal employees. We are still likely to go over the cliff eventually and that will mean rolling furloughs well in excess of a half percent raise.
These are nothing-burger offerings. We’re adding more than a trillion a year to the debt. We need to cut that amount and more for just this year alone.
535 current and former member of Congress should have no pay, no pension, no perks, no medical, no benefits until the debt clock reverses and starts ticking as a surplus clock without raising taxes or fees. Absent that, /sarc, we need to put 535 en masse who will.
535 could serve for nothing to signify their intent to stop this progressive plunder of the republic. They could still be working their current jobs and meet to legislate the spending cuts.
310+ million Americans. All we need is 535 from any walk of life to step up.
Once the surplus clock starts ticking, current taxes would be reduced accordingly and dramatically.
“—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
Michelle Bachman posted the same on facebook this evening.
Just an odd question here....but when was the last time that a fed pay raise was done by Presidential order? I can’t remember a single pay raise done in such a fashion...by executive order.
I was wondering about that too.
Since when does a President have the power to give himself a pay raise?
I always thought the House sett;led these matters.
I guess when you have a wimp running the House you can get away with anything.
It’s boom times in DC. Unemployment at what, 4.5%? Three richest counties nearby. Housing through the roof. Interns and handjobs. They’ve got it all!
Portman shouldn’t ask obozo to ‘rescind’ his exec order.
He should have told him he has no right/power whatsoever to give anybody a pay raise! He is not the employer! He is the executive (albeit illegally) responsible for executing the business. He has no authority to ‘fund’ anything - only Congress can do that!
Defund the pay raise. And he could defund the implementation of ObamaCare, but refused to do so, honestly, because he doesn't oppose it. ObamaCare kills the nation, but in the meantime it gives more power to John Boehner, the Climber of the House.
The problem with the RINOs, is that all they care about is their careers. Just like Obama, screw the country, I'll be getting mine.
If Ø thought he could pull it off, he’d do an EO that gave each and every federal employee a salary of $1 Million (or more!). It would advance him overnight to the point that he is aiming for: collapse of the dollar and the US. It’s exactly what Soros put him there to accomplish.
He should say, “These raises are a crude attempt to buy our support for the president’s efforts to harm the American people. He holds congress in such contempt he thinks he can buy our votes as if we were Chicago aldermen.”
Oh sure he will especially after you just voted for his tax bill — you dumb ass.