Skip to comments.Obama to propose 1 percent pay hike for federal employees
Posted on 02/09/2013 11:58:14 AM PST by Libloather
President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees in the administrations fiscal 2014 budget proposal, the Washington Post has learned.
At the same time, the House plans to vote soon on legislation that would extend the current freeze on basic pay rates through the end of calendar 2013. The freeze was originally set for two years and scheduled to expire at the end of last year, but it was extended until a temporary budget measure expires next month.
When the measure expires, federal employees will receive a 0.5 percent raise for the remainder of 2013, unless blocked by congressional action.
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The “cut” in military pay is purely “Washington Speak.” The “cut” being talked about is to reduce the proposed active duty military pay from 1.5% to 1%. Thus there is an increase.
That is the dirty little secret about congressional arguments over “budget cuts,” Congress puts in an automatic 5% increase to the budget each year, which they never proclaim and then they say “we have to increase the budget X amount, then when conservatives say “No” to the X amount of increase over the automatic 5% increase, the Democrat/Socialists scream “conservatives are wanting to cut spending and hurt (insert name of special interest group)” when there is actually being an increase over the previous year.
At present, if nothing changes, sequestration for the DoD enters into Tier 2, where Navy civilian personnel are looking a 22 days of furlough or a 20% pay cut for the rest of FY13.
They aren’t too sure if they are going to push the 1 day/ week or straight 22 day furlough plan yet.
This is just public posturing before the SHTF.
Ditto for Dept of Army civilians. 22 days of furlough beginning on or about April 1st. Probably 1 day per week. Of course, my branch has already lost 2 of 6 positions in the last 2 years; and the output requirements have not decreased.
Once upon a time there were two farmers who were neighbors. They each had an ox that they were very proud of. They used their oxen to plow and pull wagons. The farmers, though neighbors, were not friends. Each was jealous of the other.
Farmer Smith said, “That Farmer Jones next door thinks his ox Babe is the best ox in this valley and everyone knows my ox Thunder is the best.”
Farmer Jones said, “Farmer Smith is always bragging about his ox Thunder, but my ox Babe is twice the animal. And it would serve him right if his crops failed because he just inherited that land.”
One day, the fence between the two farms fell over and the two oxen faced off. All the neighbors came to see what was going on. Farmer Jones ox Babe appeared to be winning. The neighbors were going to try and stop the fight but Farmer Jones said, “Let them be! This fight has been coming for a long time!”
Suddenly, Farmer Smith’s ox Thunder got the upper hand.
“Stop them!”, screamed Farmer Jones. “He’s killing my ox and my livelihood!”
“But you just said to let them fight”, said one neighbor.
“I know!”, said Farmer Jones, “But it all depends on whose ox is getting gored!”
I guess it all depends on whose ox is getting gored.
How about a pay CUT for these government “workers”? Has anyone ever seen most of those bums do anything really worthwhile for any purpose? I realize there are a few exceptions, but generally government “workers” is a misnomer.
Is the government producing a product that is making a profit? Is the country as a whole making a profit?
Back to back with a 10 percent cut in the number of federal employees. Hell yeah !
> The public sector is the largest employer of a certain demographic. Hussein told them that he has their back. One of the few times he wasnt lying.
Anytime his lips are moving he’s lying. If he told them he “has their back” there’s a catch.
How gracious of you.
The way the federal workforce was constructed was that they would, as a whole, be paid significantly less than the private sector. They would be compensated with more job security and good pensions. Federal employees are not overpaid. “Studies” that state the opposite are comparing apples and oranges. Federal jobs usually require more education than do private sector jobs, lumped as a whole.
Yeah, exactly. How many of you critics of feds are facing a 20% pay cut right now?
1% pay hike for federal workers, but no breakfast for soldiers in Afghanistan. That sounds right, NOT!
You have it backwards: nobody is cutting active duty pay—it’s the DoD civilians—and only us—that are staring down the barrel of a 20% paycut.
What salary “bumpup?” Our pay has been frozen for four years.
There is no cut to military pay even proposed.
Come visit the Pentagon. I’ll show you “slackers.” A good time to visit would be 0400 or 2030.
Wow. is that ever proof that nobody is getting rich being in government. I can’t believe how low those figures are. Once you take taxes and other items like medical insurance, these government workers are poor! The average government worker is a GS-6. So over 1/2 make 30 grand before taxes. I feel sorry for them and wished that they would have chosen the private sector where average salaries are 68,000 dollars. The life of a government worker changed in 1981. The retirement sucks now too.
Nobody in here but us chickens, lol.
How’s the electric bill on that six bedroom house in the DC ‘burbs these days?
Still congratulating yourself for your “wisdom” in getting a job with government healthcare and pension?
You really should avoid this topic on FR, you know. Some of us recall that whole sordid exchange.