Monday, November 29, 2010

Obama's Federal Pay Freeze - Peanuts

Socialist President Obama announced today that he is freezing the pay of two million federal employees, excluding the military for two years. Well isn't that nice, particularly since Obama raised federal employee salaries to the highest ever since taking office two years ago. This pay freeze will save about $2 Billion over the next two years, which is real money to you and me, but peanuts in government terms. Our national debt is about $14 Trillion, that is 14,000 Billion dollars. No doubt the public employee unions have already approved this cut as a means of taking the heat off them. They know this is chump change in the broader scheme of things. In fact, the federal government would have to freeze the pay of federal workers for the next ten years to get salaries in line with the private sector.

And then there are those huge government pensions that are bankrupting our states and the federal government, not to mention health insurance for life for a minimal contribution, if any. Many federal employees will receive pensions that are two to four times typical Social Security benefits. That is where the real money is in the compensation and benefits schemes for federal employees. So, I am certain that Obama sat down the the union bosses and got their approval before he made this pay freeze announcement. Notice that salaries are not being rolled by to 2008 levels.

There is no way Obama would have made this move without union approval because Obama is owned, lock and barrel by the Unions that he will need if he has any chance of being reelected in 2012. There was probably a wink and a nod around the table at their meeting as all acknowledged that this pay freeze would look good, when everyone at the meeting knew that this was not a big deal in the broader scheme of things.

Public employee unions are a cancer on our state and federal governments. They continue to extract compensation and benefits from politicians beholden to them that are way beyond those in the private sector. Clearly collective bargaining should be against the law for government workers. And, it also should be illegal for public employee unions to make political contributions because it is a huge conflict of interest.

The federal government is out of control. We have to take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to restore sound fiscal management. We must sweep these Socialists, that are supported by public employee unions, out of office by electing Conservatives that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balance budget, term limits real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation. This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in the United States.

Most important, we must elect Conservatives who will adhere to the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by the left wing media, Socialists in the last 97 years, former Presidents, Congresses, or the Courts. Public employee unions must be brought under control to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation. We must take back our country to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life and for the sake of our children and grandchildren. We can do it. We must do it.

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