When is the last time you received a pay raise? Well, rest easy knowing that your tax dollars are going to pay for raises for federal employees. It was part of the deal Mitch McConnell struck with Harry Reid. They’re so bipartisan, dontcha know?
The budget measure that ended the partial government shutdown allows for a 1 percent raise for federal employees in January in addition to providing back pay for those furloughed, according to two Democratic Maryland senators.
“The promise of a modest pay raise and back pay for furloughed government employees are good first steps in recognizing the value of federal workers,” said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee in a joint statement with Sen. Ben Cardin.
“I’m proud we were able to fulfill our promise to make them whole again with back pay and finally break through the pay freeze with a modest adjustment for next year,” said Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. (Read More)
Gee, they aren’t worry about making whole the workers who have seen their hours reduced or lost their jobs thanks to their beloved Obamacare.