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.
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?
Having just left federal service after more than 8 years, I can speak to the fact that the government is hemorrhaging their best employees left and right because of the pay freeze.
It isn’t the bad employees who leave. The best employees go. While I’m still working in a similar industry, most aren’t - and believe me, it significantly weakens national defense. Nobody cares if they think that some IRS stooge isn’t getting a pay raise. I think they might sit up and take notice if they realized trained engineers are leaving once-prominent federal research and defense agencies because of a perpetual pay freeze.
Oh don’t bring reality into it. FREEPERS hate that....lol.