The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
The fast-growing pay of federal employees has captured the attention of fiscally conservative Republicans who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s elections. Already, some lawmakers are planning to use the lame-duck session that starts Monday to challenge the president’s plan to give a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise to 2.1 million federal workers.
How out of touch is this guy? The economy is in the doldrums. The federal budget is way out of balance. Many private sector employees are seeing their salaries cut and the president wants to hike the salaries of those whose income is derived from the taxpayer?!?!?
Read the whole thing to see just how out of joint things are. Ed Morrissey offers a great analysis, concluding:
Given the tough labor market for workers over that period, the government should have been in a better position to negotiate wages todecrease the cost of its workforce, which gets paid by the sweat of the taxpayers’ collective brow. Instead, they have become profligate with our money.
Read that whole thing too!