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TOPIC: Pay Raises for Government
Created by: Seduction4Two
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President Barack Obama gave a New Year's gift to returning members of Congress, federal workers and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, signing an executive order calling for an end to a years-long pay freeze.

As of March 27, 2013, federal employees will see a half-percent to one percent pay increase, marking the end of a pay freeze that has been in place since late 2010. Congress hasn't seen a pay raise since 2009.

According to the order, Biden's pay will increase from $225,521 to $231,900 a year, before taxes. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will see his salary increased to $224,500 and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will take home an annual pay of $194,400 after his raise.

While Obama's order made no mention of merit for such a raise, HuffPost's Amanda Terkel reported on Friday that the 112th Congress is set to end the session as the most unproductive since the 1940s, with only 219 bills passed by the body becoming law. The raise won't take place until the 113th Congress, meaning that outgoing members will see no effect from the order.

Obama ordered the raise as he continues to negotiate unsuccessfully with congressional leaders to find a deal in order to avoid the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. If no agreement is met, over $500 billion in planned tax increases and spending cuts will be implemented.

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Fjep:

Yet the fact remains that you are losing just about every battle fought for control over the government.

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Get a real job, and stop pissing and moaning. It is pathetic.

Basement dwellers living with Mom and Dad at 27 should not be pointing fingers at others. But then you never have amazed anybody with brilliance.

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Fjep:

You were asked direct questions and once more deflect like a 12 year old child.

The congress handles issues of defense and finiance by passing laws relating to taxation and social welfare.

When the government pays boing for a contract, the private market didn't buy that... The tax payers did.

When the government must collect money to pay for the government/defense, they must tax.

When the government must provide social welfare, because the employers aren't doing their jobs and providing a first world standard of living for each worker... The government must tax the rich for an ineffeciant system which does provide for the public good.

If you do not like social welfare... Light fires under the asses of the businessmen and make them understand that their greed is NOT good. Not for this country, and not for they themselves.

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It is interesting that a Canadian can be clearer than our politicians!! A Canadian's Version of David Letterman's Top 10

1) Only in America, could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

2) Only in America, could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.

3) Only in America, could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America, can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5) Only in America, would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

6) Only in America, could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

7) Only in America, could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8) Only in America, could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

9) Only in America, could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

10) Only in America, could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

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LOL what a liberal moron! Is that the best you learned in Academia? What a sad representative of higher(sic) education!

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I'm not.

You are.

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Are you that stupid?

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And how do they deal with defense and finance?

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Congress also deals with defense, and finance, lawmaking is not their only job.

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What a liberal moron.

Congress job is to represent the people that elect them. If they pass no laws and do the people's bidding they have done their job.

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