Tax increases on the producers, no money for charter schools, crushing cuts to the military and of course, more money for the fat-assed slackers on the government payroll. Paid for by us, naturally.
President Obama wants to give raises to people collecting federal paychecks, but in his new budget proposal, troops would get a larger pay boost than civilian employees.
The White House budget plan released Monday would increase federal civilian pay by a modest 0.5 percent, a bump that would end a two-year cost-of-living pay freeze. Uniformed military personnel would receive a 1.7 percent raise in 2013, the increase indicated by law, according to the proposal.
Those in the military are making far less than your average government drone, so I have no qualms with them getting any more. The problem is there’s no cutting of federal employees, and surely with us drowning in debt there are plenty of superfluous jobs that can be eliminated.
The budget proposal also projects that federal employment levels will remain essentially flat in fiscal 2013, growing by 0.1 percent, or 2,400 employees, to 2.1 million from the 2012 estimated level. That figure is not a head count but rather a measure of work-year equivalents that includes part-time and seasonal workers. It does not include postal employees.