Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) warns that "recent attacks on federal pay and benefits, coupled with the permeating rhetoric casting the government as bloated and underperforming, could lead to a crisis among federal employees and have a crushing impact on morale,."
This is one of the most self-pitying whines I've ever seen, coming from federal workers who still don't quite understand that this is America's longest recession, that millions are without jobs, others have done without pay raises (but they're thankful just to keep their jobs). He told Federal Computer Week:
"It is truly unprecedented that Congress has chosen the federal worker as the place for sacrifice. We’ve now frozen federal pay for three years in a row, or will have, contributing $90 billion toward the debt. No other group in America has been asked to make a comparable sacrifice.
No other group? How isolated can one congressman get? Connolly represents a northern Virginia district (e.g. Fairfax and Prince William County near the District of Columbia) which is overloaded with federal workers, so I guess you should expect such self-serving nonsense from him. But be sure to read the comments posted on the link, and you'll see not a few federal workers who think they're the only ones being screwed. Man up, chumps.