Obama’s Weekly Planner: Today - Fire 10,000 Soldiers
Tomorrow - Give Fed Employees A Raise
By Dell Hill
In an all-out effort to insure a hard working re-election team, President Barack Obama proposes giving them a pay raise in his FY 2013 budget proposal, knowing it will be shot down in the House, thus assuring him the opportunity to say “I tried to help you guys out, but those darned Republicans in Congress stopped me”.
DrewM, at Ace of Spades HQ has a good synopsis of what’s taking place.
Obama: You Know Who Deserves A Raise? Civilian Federal Workers
"Civilian federal workers" is a euphemism for "Obama's base in Northern Virginia".
Here's the proposal.
The White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the plans.
The modest cost of living increase in federal compensation would be the first pay jump for federal workers since before President Obama ordered a two-year freeze in late 2010.
The proposal, which requires congressional approval, differs from Republican plans supported by lawmakers and presidential candidates that would freeze federal compensation for at least one more year. In recent weeks, GOP lawmakers have called for extending the pay freeze as a way to pay for a payroll tax extension.
This needs congressional approval you say? I hope the GOP offers the following counter-proposal: 15% of you are fired.
Quality snark from "Political Math" on Twitter.
Pro tip: Don't announce raises for bureaucrats the day after you announce you're firing 10,000 soldiers.”
Dell’s Bottom Line: The Obama administration is so very politically oriented, one would think that the average man or woman would catch on to the skull-duggery sooner, rather than later. Almost every move they make has a strong re-election flavor to it. This is just another good example.