I’m sure other ignorant executives have granted wage increases to undeserving elected officials and federal employees, but it is doubtful that any president has done so when this country is facing financial collapse close to the present extent.
This sort of action points to the immaturity and imperial attitude of Obama and his minions. Below is an excerpt of the action taken by Obama through another executive order (EO). After you peruse the EO information, follow the link found after the wage information for an article from The Weekly Standard:
Here’s the list of new wages, as attached to President Obama’s executive order:
“A new executive order has been issued providing for a new pay schedule beginning ‘on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013,'” reports FedSmith.com. “The pay raise will generally be about 1/2 of 1%.”
Jeryl Bier points to an example of the pay increase for average government executives:
- Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers
- Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers
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