Something new for America
This must apply to all.
If union workers have their pay cut, then this should extend to all, from the CEO on down.
And, its not the wealthy who create jobs, its the consumer.
As usual, no vote..
Try a "fair poll".
I cannot love nor hate taxes..
But I hate waste, and in Bubba 's list there is a ton of it.
Digsbe, in our nation not everyone is an athlete, or has at least an average IQ.
I am one of them.
Private industry and business want "perfect" workers - my impression and observation....so its the public sector to the rescue....otherwise these people would starve to death....and we have too much of this with people living in cardboard boxes and mobile homes...
Really wanna save federal money??
435 Representatives are too much.....lets cut this to 100..
one idea of the day.
The reality is that there ARE some but most? Not even close. Where the government WOULD benefit from is a system of program reviews and transfers. there are areas where personnel are underutilized and there are areas where the federal employees are simple pounded with way too much work.
Like every other profession in the country.
Eric Cantor || Republican Whip || YouCut
This is a really cool site where you can vote on cuts to be brought to the floor.
Now that the Rep have more power, some may actually pass.
It's a real chance to participate in how tax dollars are spent (not spent).
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Depends on their contracts if they have them.
Follow the contracts as required. If they do not have contracts, COL increases should be held to zero ( no inflation according to the SS people), merit pay increases of course should apply, it does encourage good work. And in most area's a general reduction in staff by about 5% would be good. With the decrease in staff, departments that were overstaffed will not feel a pinch, those that were properly staffed will see a need for more employee's and those that were understaffed, will definately see a requirement for more staff. Given the nature of most admin area's I would suggest that few areas are understaffed
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Furlough. No pay increase. Overhaul of pensions.Overall, federal workers earned an average salary of $67,691 in 2008 for occupations that exist both in government and the private sector, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The average pay for the same mix of jobs in the private sector was $60,046 in 2008, the most recent data available.
CHART: Federal pay ahead of private industry - USATODAY.com
These salary figures do not include the value of health, pension and other benefits, which averaged $40,785 per federal employee in 2008 vs. $9,882 per private worker, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Thank you, Quazi!