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September 29, 2006

The Senate Wants Federal Employees

...you know, the mostly air-conditioned office type ~ to get a 2.7% pay raise in January. A pittance and fair enough. Until you realize the Senate also thinks the military's worth only a 2.2% pay raise for what THEY do.

I sent a little note emphasizing that I thought we were worth at least as much as Madge the secretary. (Or her only as much as us.)

Posted by tree hugging sister at September 29, 2006 07:48 AM


There are more Federal employees than roaches (and certainly more than military types) in DC, and they all vote Democrat.

Posted by: John at September 29, 2006 08:47 AM

Disgusting. I really wish everyone would just vote against every incumbant.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at September 29, 2006 09:04 AM

Everyone votes their pocketbook, John.

Posted by: Rob at September 29, 2006 09:35 AM

I have a hard time having a problem with a 2.7% pay raise for government employees ... you know, being one and all.

But I do have a problem with the 2.2% for the military.

And I vote Republican.

Posted by: Cullen at September 29, 2006 10:33 AM

I have a huge problem with the 2.2%, too. Less than three is barely cost-of-living, I agree with Cullen on that score - so why even less for people who make their living in places where they get blown up and shot at? Should be three times what they're offering, at least.

Posted by: Nightfly at September 29, 2006 01:20 PM

This is a typical pay raise scenario for Federal employees versus the military, and I like it even less. I have never understood it, nor agreed with it.

Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at October 2, 2006 01:45 AM