Obama proposes pay freeze for federal workers | Reuters
Well, it's a start. It's a little dent in the deficit, but it's something. Maybe next we can talk about something significant? :P(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will propose a two-year freeze on the pay of federal workers, as he seeks to show he is committed to reining in the ballooning U.S. budget deficit.
The freeze would save $2 billion in the current 2011 fiscal year, $28 billion over the next five years, and more than $60 billion over 10 years, according to the White House. It would apply only to civilian workers.
I wish they'd put in an exemption for air traffic control, though. I'm writing a research paper on the subject right now, and the staffing situation there is already critical. The FAA can't afford to push any more experienced controllers out the door.