Skip to comments.Romney-Ryan would target federal workers
Posted on 08/13/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
(CNNMoney) -- Federal workers' jobs will be under fire if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win November's election.
Both Romney and Ryan have made it clear that they think federal workers are one reason the nation's deficit is too high, and have talked about shrinking payrolls and cutting benefits.
Unions, in particular, say they're concerned about Ryan, saying he has a record of "undermining" federal workers.
Federal workers' pay has been frozen at 2010 levels, a move President Obama supported to save $60 billion from deficits over ten years. If Obama wins in November, the pay freeze is expected to ease.
In a Romney administration, three different cuts could be pushed targeting federal workers or their benefits, as suggested by the Ryan budget plan.
-- Federal pay freeze extended five years.
-- Cuts to 10% of the federal work force through attrition and a hiring freeze enacted, limiting agencies to hiring only one new employee for every three federal workers who retire.
-- Requiring federal workers to pay for as much as half of their defined retirement benefit they receive at retirement.
(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...
CNN got these talking points directly from whom, probably axelrod. The idea is to try to ensure that Virginia goes dem.
Where is the down side? (Other than after it is filtered through Romney, these cuts will never see the light of day.)
Wow, CNN helping Ryan/Romney with this article- who would have thought????
They make that sound like it's bad thang...........
These are the opening salvos in what will be a steady barrage until election day.
Reduce the size of govt...start with GSA and keep going....
And someone with matter between their ears has a problem with this? Try this with a poll that identifies the average salary of Federal “workers” with that of the average American salary.
Now if Romney/Ryan can just target lawyers, we can call it a wrap.
Uh, oh there goes the feeder cattle vote in Northern Virginia.
Funny, I'm sure CNN means this as a hit piece (which shows just how out of touch they are) but I'm betting this would actually win Romney-Ryan many votes if it became common knowledge.
Beat me to it.
waaaaaaah.....call me a wambulance.....
I used to work for a private printing company where we printed gov’t jobs exclusively. Many times I would pick up from or deliver to the FAA. I noticed each time that there were at least 6 employees sitting on their butts doing nothing. The presses (much better and bigger than what we had) were always quiet and clean. Nobody had ink-stained aprons on and the floors were shiny.
I always wondered why the gov’t paid my company a huge amount to print from nearly unreadable originals and left their own employees with nothing to do while we tax-payers paid their salary.
That would be a good thing!!!
. . . and the objectionable point of this article is: . . . . ????
You have that exactly right. This article is targeted for NOVA.
OBAMA/BIDEN target taxpayers!
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