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?
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.
I didn’t know pay raises were given for being more stupid today than yesterday.
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.”
Some people woke up after Obama’s first term. Apparently not enough.