Fed workers go without a pay raise for 3 years--boo hoo!

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.

 

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  • Chump? When was the last time you spent your free time (time outside of executing your agencies mission) evaluating proposals, and made decisions that will likely result in a commercial entities growth in terms of revenue and size, which will in turn result in more employed, who in turn buy cars, clothes hamburgers etc?

    I have never heard anyone I work with complain, much less whine, about the pay freeze. Like everyone else we see gas prices sore (due to greed), and we go with out some of the things we want for our families. We are all aware of the current economic situation and are not only doing our part for the economy but also to the benefit and welfare of our nation in general.

    I would say I am looking forward to pumping more money into the economy when I purchase your forthcoming novel and read it while having a cup of coffee I paid for, but I can't afford either.

    Your rights to whine about a Congressmen are protected by our great nation, but dig a little deeper into the facts , understand the reality of the situation and leave us out of it.

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