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Obama Orders Pay Raise for Federal Employees
The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/28/2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 12/28/2012 1:26:26 PM PST by House Atreides

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: federalemployees; fedpayraise; fedpigs; obama; payraise
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Can Obama do this by Executive Order? Maybe "rule by Presidential decree" is becoming the new way of doing business in Washington/
1 posted on 12/28/2012 1:26:35 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

This administration is unbelievable!!!!


2 posted on 12/28/2012 1:28:51 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: House Atreides

He may not...but he can, as there is no controlling legal authority.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 1:28:56 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: House Atreides

Lord only knows how much that pay increase times the number of new plus existing federal employees will be....but I am sure it will help balance the deficit...(s)


4 posted on 12/28/2012 1:32:26 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: gorush

Yes. Because their work does us all so much good.


5 posted on 12/28/2012 1:33:12 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: House Atreides

Re the Fiscal Cliff: “Thelma” Obama steps on the gas ...


6 posted on 12/28/2012 1:34:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: LibsRJerks

This nonsense can come to an end immediately IF Congress refuses to increase the National Debt limit. Believe it or not, Donald Trump brought that up, and Mark Belling mentioned it on Rush’s show today. The spineless ones will not comply however; they don’t like being disliked.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 1:36:45 PM PST by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: House Atreides

Just payback for electing this POS..few billion here & there.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 1:37:00 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: House Atreides

This will offset any tax increase that may affect them.


9 posted on 12/28/2012 1:38:09 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: House Atreides

FOUR OUT OF FIVE,AND SEVEN OUT OF TEN,OF THE NATION'S RICHEST COUNTIES ARE SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON,DC


10 posted on 12/28/2012 1:39:29 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: LibsRJerks
Yes they produce so much = Pay for preformance ;-)
11 posted on 12/28/2012 1:40:37 PM PST by Average Al
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To: House Atreides

Buying loyalty.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 1:41:12 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: House Atreides

One of the problems with the pay freeze was keeping MD’s working for the VA. Dr’s were leaving as they could make far more in private practice.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 1:41:57 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: House Atreides

Barry Hussein Soetoro is going to make sure that the republicans never take control again.


14 posted on 12/28/2012 1:42:34 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Same thing in the Roman Empire. We are in the bread(EBT) and circuses(NFL) phase of the transition from republic to empire. Get used to it.
15 posted on 12/28/2012 1:45:41 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: House Atreides
Floor it Barry!!.


16 posted on 12/28/2012 1:45:57 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: donhunt

Huh? HOw does that work?


17 posted on 12/28/2012 1:46:32 PM PST by Fawn (GIVE OBAMA EVERYTHING HE WANTS--Get out of they way for BLAME)
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To: House Atreides

Living like Kings while the peasants struggle.

Isn’t Obamaland great?

Now go pay your taxes, your government is broke. :)


18 posted on 12/28/2012 1:46:45 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: House Atreides

!!@#$%^&***(*(()_++!@#$%^&*()_+


19 posted on 12/28/2012 1:48:04 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Rappini
This is why the Gov needs to be taught a lesson in economics and cleaned out.
5% a year cutbacks for eight years should do it and anybody who complains should be fired.
20 posted on 12/28/2012 1:48:59 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: tired&retired

How does this “pay freeze” info jive with other news stories we’ve seen that the number of government employees making over $100,000 has skyrocketed under Obama?


21 posted on 12/28/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: House Atreides
"Can Obama do this by Executive Order?"

It's irrelevant. Congress hasn't bothered to check Barry's birth records, nor have they impeached Barry for the treason he's committed in the past.

Congress is not going to complain because Barry signed an E.O. stuffing their back pockets with more cash ripped off of taxpayers.

22 posted on 12/28/2012 1:50:45 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: House Atreides

I say cut them all by 25% and if they whine, fire them.

The entire federal work force should be reduced BIG TIME!


23 posted on 12/28/2012 1:53:10 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: House Atreides

The country is getting ready to go “off the fiscal cliff”, and this idiot gives pay raises????? IS HE NUTS????????? Obviously, the White House elitists don’t give a rats arse about what us common folk think about any of this. Geeze.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 1:56:00 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: Carl Vehse

I agree. I’m a Fed employee who hasn’t had a pay raise in three years and this pi$$es me off too. Executive Order indeed. The Constitution requires all monetary bills to originate in The House of Representatives. Of course, that bunch ofeunuchs are following a “leader” who doesn’t have a clue!

TC


25 posted on 12/28/2012 1:56:08 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: House Atreides

Government union workers are where the laundered money for the Democrat party comes from, so that had to be increased to pay themselves back with more donations next election.

Government unions need ending.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 1:57:30 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: House Atreides

This sets a precedent. The next president (if there is one) can slash the pay by royal decree.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 2:00:20 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: mtnwmn

That could be a quote from a German citizen back in the 30s.

As we all learned, it was ENTIRELY BELIEVABLE for some 12,000,000 their fellow citizens and over 20,000,000 others before Hitler sucked on tbe business end of a Walther PPK.

Let’ pitch in and buy one for Obozo.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 2:02:13 PM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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To: House Atreides
WTF?

Okay, now the Congress may begin to hold impeachment hearings for 0bama. He is willfully working to strangle the private sector by taxing small business owners out of existence while bolstering the power of unions and increasing hiring and salaries for LOCAL, PUBLIC, AND FEDERAL WORKERS..

OBVIOUS, ISN'T IT?

29 posted on 12/28/2012 2:09:06 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: House Atreides

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM


30 posted on 12/28/2012 2:12:06 PM PST by PGalt
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To: House Atreides
"Obama Orders Pay Raise for Federal Employees"

All right!

Criminals...

31 posted on 12/28/2012 2:14:02 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: All

OUTSTANDING thread BUMP! ONLY on FreeRepublic!


32 posted on 12/28/2012 2:15:02 PM PST by PGalt
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To: afraidfortherepublic

BTTT.


33 posted on 12/28/2012 2:17:38 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: Fledermaus
"The entire federal work force should be reduced BIG TIME!"

Especially the "non-essential" ones who take off time for any reason at all.

There are a lot of "non-essentials".

34 posted on 12/28/2012 2:21:28 PM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: House Atreides

And who is going to pay for those pay raises? King BoRAT can’t help himself when it comes to spending other people’s money.


35 posted on 12/28/2012 2:29:58 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: House Atreides

Please don’t tar and feather me for the question I’m about to ask, as I’m mentally fragile and the duck tape is not holding.

So staying home and not voting for the other candidate(who shall not be named) or protesting the stupidity of the Repubs and saying it doesn’t matter served us how?

I still think that we stood a chance of educating and changing minds if we all stuck together. Now, I don’t even care about this crap anymore. No need to get all nuts over this arrogance as there is nothing left to do but hunker down until they come for us. God,guns and ammo is all that we have left. And they are coming for that.
Pray


36 posted on 12/28/2012 2:34:04 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Walther P38. PPK was a police pistol. Yeah, but I get the point...


37 posted on 12/28/2012 2:44:00 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: House Atreides

About as in-your-face as it gets, decreeing a pay raise heading into first sequestration followed immediately by hitting the debt ceiling. Any sane head of state would be furloughing employees in noncritical areas and clamping down wherever possible, even symbolically. As much of a silly fool as Jimmy Carter was and is, at least he knew how badly it came across to the taxpaying private sector. Obama just floors it and dares anyone to say a thing. He’s really out of control. With not a soul willing to do anything about it, apparently.


38 posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: marygam

Amen.


39 posted on 12/28/2012 2:46:40 PM PST by willk
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To: House Atreides; gorush

Has Congress abdicated the ability to spend money to the White House?


40 posted on 12/28/2012 2:49:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Looks like it.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 2:51:39 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RegulatorCountry

“About as in-your-face as it gets, decreeing a pay raise heading into first sequestration followed immediately by hitting the debt ceiling.........”
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Yep, I think this is simply Obama sending a big F.U. in the Republicans’ direction. It’s amazing that Obama is getting away with the things he’s getting away with.


42 posted on 12/28/2012 2:51:48 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: GeronL

The Constitution is a lot like paper money, when people stop valuing it, it is meaningless.


43 posted on 12/28/2012 2:54:38 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: House Atreides
and America takes another one in the........

44 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: House Atreides

This was exactly what Nicolea Ceaucescu did when the crowd turned on him during his last speech. Obama is nothing but a dictator. Disgusting.


45 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:27 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: House Atreides

Please don’t tar and feather me for the question I’m about to ask, as I’m mentally fragile and the duck tape is not holding.

So staying home and not voting for the other candidate(who shall not be named) or protesting the stupidity of the Repubs and saying it doesn’t matter served us how?

I still think that we stood a chance of educating and changing minds if we all stuck together. Now, I don’t even care about this crap anymore. No need to get all nuts over this arrogance as there is nothing left to do but hunker down until they come for us. God,guns and ammo is all that we have left. And they are coming for that.
Pray


46 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:43 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: marygam

Sorry. Didn’t mean to post twice. Got distracted. Oops.


47 posted on 12/28/2012 3:00:13 PM PST by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: DesertRhino

Announcing pay raises was exactly what Nicolea Ceaucescu did when the crowd turned on him, during his last speech. Obama is nothing but a dictator. Disgusting


48 posted on 12/28/2012 3:00:47 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: House Atreides
By the time my 5-10 yo grandkids come into their own, we'll be living in an out and out totalitarian dictatorship. It's being abornin' even as we watch.

Govt by decree and a cult of personality instead of representative democracy.

49 posted on 12/28/2012 3:02:32 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica
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To: John W
How does this “pay freeze” info jive with other news stories we’ve seen that the number of government employees making over $100,000 has skyrocketed under Obama?

Give them a new title and the compensation increase is a promotion-based increase, not a raise.

50 posted on 12/28/2012 3:04:50 PM PST by Go Gordon (It's barack hussein obama - because he doesn't believe in capitalism.)
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