Did you lose your job?


If you're still working, did you get a raise?

Everyone is taking it on the chin, but not government workers. Believe it or not, when everyone else is either losing their jobs, or having their pay cut, federal government workers will get a two-percent pay raise.
Does this crap every end?
The raises were contained in the 2010 appropriations bill that just passed the Senate while you weren't looking, and now goes to President Obama for his signature. And while everyone else is cutting back their budgets, the federal appropriations bill contains big increases in health, education, law enforcement and veterans' programs. 
Check it out here.


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  • Unlike the state of Illinois and its political subdivisions, the feds can print money. In that interest rates on federal debt are in negative territory, that might not be so bad in the short term. Let us know when the Chinese start pulling their money out of here, and then we would have something about which to worry.

  • Durbin and Burris take a bow.......you crumbs.

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