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Congress Targets Federal Workers For Savings?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/02/22 03:42:25

Federal workers were $15 billion losers as Congress looked for ways to pay for parts of the just-passed legislation to extend the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment benefits through the end of the year.

Their advocates are crying foul, saying two consecutive years of seeing their pay frozen means the nation’s 2 million civil servants already have contributed more than $60 billion to reducing government costs. Republicans, led by their aggressive freshman class, say federal employees, with their generally secure jobs and benefits, can do more. They have proposed several bills to make that happen.

Under the bill passed Friday, about half of the $30 billion cost of extending unemployment benefits will be made up by requiring newly hired federal workers to pay an additional 2.3 percent of their salaries for their pensions. Currently they pay 0.8 percent.

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  • goatman112003 2012/02/22 08:00:49
    goatman112003
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    If Federals are paying only .8% and will go to 3.1% they are getting off easy.
  • MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥ 2012/02/22 05:13:24
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
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    It's time federal employees pay their fair share.
  • Pat 2012/02/22 03:56:33
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    You know our local newspaper had a list of all the places that were closed on Presidents' Day. All Federal offices, State Offices, local government office, Post Office. All of them were government offices. And the rest of us schmucks had to go to work that day either because it is now an "optional" holiday or because we work in retail or other businesses. Where is our holiday? And this is why there are unions.
  • rk 2012/02/22 03:44:04
    rk
    Sure why not.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/02/22 03:43:32
    ~ The Rebel ~
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    What are they bitching about at least they have a job!

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