Saturday, August 4, 2018

We Should Pressure Trump to Make Good on his Proposed Federal Employee Pay Freeze - Trump is Right to Freeze Federal Pay Raises

The concept of freezing their 2.1% raise is a good idea:

David Ackley David Ackley
I didn’t get a cost of living raise this year so STFU!

Tom Lloyd Tom Lloyd
That’s great because the majority of Americans don’t work for the government and don’t get automatic pay raises!

Kim Dossett Kim Dossett
How about getting rid of these beurocratic agencies that don't do a damn thing but suck up our tax dollars and make our lives miserable? How about downsizing the Government? How about abolishing the Federal Reserve and going back to no interest bearing money?

Jaguar Kaboom Jaguar Kaboom
Good, now fire the rest of them and lower my taxes again!

I am not the real Dread Pirate Roberts. I am not the real Dread Pirate Roberts. 9 hours ago Why shouldn't government workers have to miss a raise, like the rest of us?

G.M.C. G.M.C.
They are already WAY overpaid. THANKS AGAIN PRESIDENT TRUMP!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
What Trump is doing is something we have never seen in our lifetimes. Yes, Reagan also cut taxes but Reagan cut taxes at a time that high-paying, living wage jobs were fleeing this nation en masse and being replaced by low paying, often temporary employment. Our nation has been on a downward spiral ever since. Trump on the other hand has combined aggressive tax cuts with the return of high paying manufacturing jobs. For the first time in our lifetimes there are more jobs than people to fill them. Given the rules of supply and demand, wages are on the rise. We now have the hope that living wages will be restored to families in the near future meaning a single wage earner will be able to support his/her entire family. What a hope! For those liberals that don't understand how capitalism works, let me ask you this: Which do you think brings in greater revenue --taxing a few wealthy people at a 90% tax rate or millions and millions of new workers at 20%? Which scenario leads to economic heat death and which to never-ending hope for human aspiration?

James California
~ Reduce spending even more by shrinking the FBI ✔

Ryan Workman
Why does it make sense to stick with a typically conservative or liberal position if it doesn't work? In case these "experts" would care to notice: the tariffs are working as a negotiating tactic to get ZERO tariffs!!! Thirty years of bipartisan, inept politicians did nothing about it! Let the real expert do his job, making America great again!

Keep It Real
Typical Democrat, Richard cannot let the guests answer the question, without constant interruptions. Pay increases should NOT be automatic. Millions of hard working Americans don’t get pay raises every year and nor should our Government employees.

Its time to cut some departments as well. Unemployment is at historic lows so if you fire some federal workers they can get work else where no problem. I suggest to end the department of education.

stan wilson 

Less taxes and smaller government "winning" finally a president that does what he says maga

Jamie McNeil Jamie McNeil 2 hours ago Give Social Security recipients a big cost of living increase .. It's way overdue and our seniors, who have worked hard all their lives, need the money to survive !! 

Some of these people do not understand THESE tariffs. They are meant to be short term and to bring other countries to the table so that we can have fair trade in the future. Short term pain, long term gain. Rodger Marshall is spot on.

Nena Zamora
I'm a federal worker and I approve trumps decision in order to help our country save money

Art Curious 

The economy is doing great, jobs are plenty, it’s time to cut government payrolls. End this backdoor socialism. Reduce wages, cut benefits, and downsize all bureaucracies.

no worries i'm with Trump
i work for the federal govt and i support my president

Harry Kuheim

Long over due....Cut all Politicians Pay and Benefits too....

South Bronx, NY
They already got tax cuts....that's extra money right there!!!!

mr d
Everyone got a pay increase threw lowering taxes and come income tax return.. you have more in your pocket. Lets not be so short minded. Everyone benefits this year.

sterling kennedy 

Kudos mr. President they already make more than then anyone else in the private sector during a comparable job.