Odessa Files: Despite Fiscal Cliff Obama Approves Pay Hike


FISCAL CLIFF: Tax increases will not help the economy nor the national debt without a curb on spending, and removing programs like spending taxpayer dollars on other nations, yearly obligation for United Nation membership (not equally distributed), and other spending cuts that would not injure Social Security and other benefits that taxpayers pay into, and the defense budget. The Republicans, of course, are blamed for the whole mess; however, the Democrats have had members in Congress and often the majority in Congress in the last two decades – so why is it JUST the Republican’s fault?

Just IN:

President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.

Obama loves the power of executive orders. Where in the Constitution does the president have such authority? It is a matter for Congress. But then, over 62 million voters apparently do not care because Mr. Executive Order was allowed to ruin the country another four years. Of course, government employees have been whining about the pay freeze – not taking in consideration that including benefits, they are more well off than the average American taxpayer that helps pay for that salary. Some are still unemployed. Pay freeze or unemployment? I would take the former.
How can those people in Washington look at themselves in the mirror or sleep at night? They have no conscience whatsoever. They are the government, so it makes things right.
Politicians, including Obama and Biden, have been wailing about the Fiscal Cliff, raising taxes, with little change in spending, not reducing or getting rid of frivolous programs and government agencies and departments – and then give themselves a raise? Of course Obama and Biden and their media minion put all the blame on the GOP. Both political parties are to blame. We still have the unfair, intrusive, and complicated tax system. What makes them think they have earned a raise? The quality of legislation counts, not the quantity. Members of Congress think that they have to constantly pass legislation without reviewing what has already passed and if it is not working or costing too much – change it or send it to the garbage dump.
Fiscal responsibility is no more spending tax dollars in foreign countries for foreign workers. President Obama sure loves those executive orders.
As one commentator stated:

I didn’t know pay raises were given for being more stupid today than yesterday.

It has also been reported that those individuals were incompetent in the State Department’s Benghazi scandal, were fired, are remain on the payroll. New York Post:

The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned. The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not “resigned” from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back. … House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told The Post this is “yet another ruse about the tragedy of Benghazi.” State Department officials proclaimed . . . that heads would roll . . . Now we see that the discipline is a lie and all that has happened is the shuffling of the deck chairs.”

As The Foxhole stated:
So much for accountability.
Thanks to the 62,611,250who kept Obama Nationinstalled, along with his comrades.
Time Magazinenamed him Person of the Year! While just before election, Newsweek’s front cover stated: Hit the Road, Barack!
It seems there is more intelligence over at Newsweek than at the Time.
Some people woke up after Obama’s first term. Apparently not enough.
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