Federal Workers: A Good Place To Start
November 10, 2010 by Website Administrator
While the President’s post-election analysis concluded that people “felt” the government was getting bigger and turned away, a new analysis by USA TODAY justifies that “feeling.” It turns out that the number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and has doubled since President Obama took office.
Democrats and President Obama have complained heartily about the lack of specifics from new Members of Congress on how they would roll back the size of government. This study couldn’t have come at a better time to highlight the bloated size of our government and offer a perfect place to start imposing newfound fiscal discipline. But to do this, it will require defeating a current proposal by the President to raise the pay of 2.1 million federal workers by 1.4% across the board.
Here’s a hint to surviving members of Congress and those interested in someday returning to Congress: heed the public’s concern over government spending and either freeze federal pay or even better, cut the federal workforce by 10%, as has been proposed by some members.