Federal employees have been under a pay freeze since 2010. We have now just learned that our President has proposed a 0.5% increase when our current inflation rate is 3.6%.
I understand the belt tightening, but my question is this: Have our President, Congressmen and Senators placed themselves under this payfreeze. The republicans have proposed to extend the freeze which would preclude the 0.5% pay increase and further freeze our pay.
This belt tightening needs to be shared by all, not a select few. Federal employees can not pay down our deficit contrary to popular belief.
Thank you and God bless