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  • White House moves forward on proposed 5.2 percent raise for federal workers

    08/31/2023 5:37:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/2023 | Sarah Fortinsky
    President Biden informed Congress on Thursday of his intention to raise federal civilian workers’ pay by an average of 5.2 percent, taking a required step to advance the proposal outlined in his 2024 budget request earlier this year. In letters addressed to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Vice President Harris in her capacity as president of the Senate, Biden outlined his alternative pay plan for an across-the-board pay increase of 4.7 percent and locality pay increases averaging 0.5 percent, for an overall average increase of 5.2 percent.
  • Clyburn: Biden Should Unilaterally Raise Debt Limit if House ‘Will Not Act’

    05/11/2023 10:39:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2023 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) argued that President Joe Biden should use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt limit unilaterally if the House — which has passed a bill to raise the debt limit — “will not act” and “refuses to do its job.” And that he believes that “if things can get done by executive order — and then let them play out in the courts. Host Andrea Mitchell asked, “In 2011, you were one of several Democrats urging then-President Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment during that debt limit crisis....
  • Nearly Half of Americans Say We Should Not Raise the Debt Ceiling

    05/10/2023 9:09:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2023 | JOHN CARNEY
    Americans are deeply divided when it comes to the debt ceiling. While politicians in Washington, D.C. meet in hopes of reaching an agreement that would allow the federal government to take on debt above the current statutory limit, nearly half of Americans say the cap should be left in place, according to a Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday. The poll found that 45 percent of respondents said they did not favor Congress lifting the debt ceiling. Forty-four percent favor lifting it.
  • L.A. Teachers Go on 3-day Strike as SEIU Rejects 23% Raise

    03/21/2023 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-21-2023 | Joel B Pollack
    Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) went on a three-day strike Tuesday as negotiations fell apart and the district’s two unions walked off the job, leaving families in the lurch. Working parents scrambled to find child care options and alternate activities during the midweek strike. The first day of the strike happened to coincide with the start of yet another storm, limiting outdoor possibilities. As Breitbart News reported last week, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is striking in solidarity with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99, the union that is at the heart of the...
  • NY State Lawmakers Nation’s Best Paid After Gifting Themselves 30% Pay Raise

    01/02/2023 7:27:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2023 | Simon Kent
    New York lawmakers are now officially the highest paid state legislators in the land after they awarded themselves a massive pay raise. Members of both houses, 63 senators and 150 Assembly members, are getting a pay boost of $32,000 for a new base salary of $142,000, under a bill Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a day before her inauguration Sunday.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton gets giant raise, and his charity spends $1M on jets, limos

    11/19/2022 8:51:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/19/2022 | Melissa Klein
    Rev. Al Sharpton’s charity nearly doubled his compensation and also shelled out close to $300,000 for private jets so that he and other bigwigs could attend “important gatherings.” The National Action Network paid Sharpton $348,174 in 2021 as its president and CEO and gave him a hefty bonus of $278,503 — plus $22,117 worth of benefits for total compensation of $648,794, its latest tax filing shows. The preacher’s 2020 compensation came to $347,183, which did not include a bonus. NAN also forked over nearly $1 million on private jets and limos.
  • Federal government unions are going to demand pay raises soon for Federal employees due to inflation

    03/06/2022 11:42:00 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Can not tell | 6 March 2022 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Federal government unions are going to be asking for pay raises due to the spike in fuel costs and the subsequent huge inflationary spike in goods that is going to result from that. The media will try to suppress this, not report on it, or downplay it. Meanwhile, the private sector is going to suffer horribly until the mid-term elections (where there will probably be cheating again) because the government can NOT raise interest rates very much due to resulting collapse in the housing/car/stock/other markets. Get ready.
  • Powell Tells Congress that Fed Will Raise Rates This Month

    03/02/2022 6:29:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/02/2022 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Fed will begin raising interest rates this month in a high-stakes effort to restrain surging inflation. In prepared testimony he will deliver to a congressional committee, Powell cautions that the financial consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are “highly uncertain.” He says the Fed will “need to be nimble” in responding to unexpected changes resulting from the war or the sanctions that the United States and Europe have imposed in response.
  • White House to propose 4.6% raise for feds in 2023

    02/07/2022 7:12:19 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 42 replies
  • Increase in Medicare Premiums Will Wipe Out Gains in Social Security For Seniors

    11/14/2021 9:46:17 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 11/14/2021 1027 hrs ET | Rick Moran
    Friday night is a great night to go out with friends, drink, eat, play around, and generally goof off. It’s decidedly not a night that most Americans pay attention to the news. The government knows this, which is why they usually announce really bad news on Friday night. Such was the case this past Friday evening when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a shocking 14.5% increase in Medicare premiums for seniors. It’s OK, though, says the government. Social Security has increased its payments to seniors by 5.7%, so everything is going to be alright. Is it? Bideninflation...
  • Why Social Security COLA Will Jump Next Year

    10/13/2021 5:52:54 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    NewMax ^ | 10-13-2021 | AP
    Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022. Exactly how much will be revealed Wednesday morning after a Labor Department report on inflation during September, a data point used in the final calculation. Over the last 10 years, the Social Security COLA has averaged about 1.7% annually as inflation remained low. But the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has triggered rising prices for a wide range of goods and services, and that's expected to translate to bigger checks for retirees. Policymakers say the COLA works to preserve...
  • Social Security remains on track for biggest raise in 40 years

    09/22/2021 7:12:29 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 61 replies ^ | 12:20 PM CDT September 17, 2021 | Andrew Weil
    WASHINGTON — The cost-of-living-adjustment for Social Security recipients next year remains on track to be the biggest in decades, according to the latest estimate from a non-partisan advocacy group for senior citizens. The annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is announced in October by the Social Security Administration. The Senior Citizens League said Tuesday it expects COLA for 2022 to be 6% to 6.1%, based on consumer price data through August. One more month of data will be factored into the final calculation before its announced by the Biden administration. If the 6.1% estimate holds, it would be the highest...
  • PA--Pa. commission proposes adding and increasing fees, axing gas tax to fund transportation needs

    07/15/2021 12:46:33 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 20 replies
    PG ^ | 7/15/2021 | PG
    The largest new revenue source and the most dramatic change would be establishing a tax of 8.1 cents a mile for each mile a vehicle is driven. That move — which wouldn’t begin until the third phase and would require legislative approval and a pilot period to test a collection method — is projected to generate $8.9 billion a year. A fee of $1 for every package delivered by major companies like Amazon, FedEx and UPS, as well as local groceries and restaurants, could generate $785 million in the first phase and grow to $844.2 million by the third phase....
  • Clinton: Allegations against Cuomo 'raise serious questions,' deserve probe

    03/04/2021 9:27:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/01/2021 | Aris Folley
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday signaled support for a thorough investigation into allegations of sexual harassment brought against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) by two former aides. “These stories are difficult to read, and the allegations brought forth raise serious questions that the women who have come forward and all New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Clinton, who served as a New York senator before her 2008 presidential run, said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “I’m glad to see that there will be a full, independent, and thorough investigation,” she added.
  • Gov. Cuomo to get a $25K raise despite New York’s $63B budget deficit

    11/17/2020 1:49:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/17/2020 | Bernadette Hogan
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be getting a $25,000 pay raise in January 2021, as the state faces a massive $63 billion budget deficit owed to revenue losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo’s salary will jump from $225,000 to $250,000 on Jan. 1, 2021 — making him the highest paid governor in the nation. But judges and 213 state lawmakers serving in the state Senate and Assembly didn’t get the green light for their own excepted raises, which have to be approved by the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation which argued the state is too broke...
  • After Talking "All Day Long" To Rich New Yorkers In The Hamptons, Cuomo Says He Can't Raise Their Taxes

    08/04/2020 7:25:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Governor Andrew Cuomo still refuses to support taxes on the ultra-wealthy, because rich people already have one foot out of New York City, and he fears they'll leave for good if their taxes go up. "I literally talk to people all day long who are in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, 'You gotta come back, when are you coming back?'" Cuomo said during a press conference on Monday, when asked if he'd support a slate of tax hike proposals on the wealthy. "'We'll...
  • Biden On Capital Gains Tax: “We Should Raise The Tax Back To 39.6 Percent”

    08/23/2019 6:50:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    ATR ^ | 08/22/19 | Adam Sabes
    Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden said he’d like to raise the capital gains tax rate to 39.6 percent, a near doubling of the current 20 percent. Biden made the remarks on Wednesday, August 21 during an interview with Iowa Public Television: “I believe we should, in fact, the capital gains tax should be at what the highest minimum tax should be, we should raise the tax back to 39.6 percent instead of 20 percent,” Biden said yesterday.Raising the capital gains tax would harm Americans’ ability to build a nest egg and hurt the value of their homes, farms, and businesses.Biden’s comments and his...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asks for a raise [Shortened]

    03/29/2019 4:11:26 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 53 replies
    Convention of the States ^ | March 25. 2019 | Staff
    Well, that didn't take long. Less than two years in to her first term as a U.S. House Representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants a raise. The freshman congresswoman tweeted last week that because members of Congress have to secure residences in D.C. and in their district, they deserve more taxpayer money for their efforts.
  • Leonard Lance Poll on Immigration

    08/07/2017 8:45:44 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 14 replies
    Email ^ | 8/717 | Leonard Lance
  • Trump's RAISE Act is Almost the Same as Dems' 1995 Recommendations

    08/04/2017 10:34:44 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 18 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/4/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Democrats and their media are making the RAISE Act all about racism and xenophobia against immigrants while conveniently ignoring the fact that immigrating to the United States is a privilege, not a right. But what's even more amazing is that what's in the RAISE Act is not a Trump concoction created out of nowhere with provisions foreign to who we are as a nation that welcomes immigrants. It turns out some of very bullet points in the RAISE Act today were proposed before... by Democrats who led a commission to correct the very issues that unskilled, non-English speaking, welfare-dependent immigrants...