Posts tagged "government employment"

Poor fed workers; they'll get only a 1.4% pay increase this year

For years, the accepted wisdom was that working for the government wasn’t all that lucrative.  Not any more. With federal government employment at an all-time high, and President Barack Obama pitching for a 1.4 percent pay increase, roles have reversed.  As USAToday reported: At a time when workers’ pay and benefits have stagnated, federal employees’... Read more »

Paying down our national debt

Here is a simple, clear way of reducing our crushing federal debt: Our suggestion for starting to deal with the deficits and debt at both national and state levels is our modest 5 + 10 + 15 = -5% program which simply means a 5% reduction in entitlement payments plus a 10% reduction in government... Read more »
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