Pay and benefits, jobs and management, the scope and size of the U.S. Government -- these are some of the major issues at stake for federal employees during this Presidential election. The next Administration will impact the entire federal workforce and the future of Uncle Sam.
Both candidates have laid out starkly different visions and plans on key issues affecting Feds, as well as federal contractors among the mammoth military-industrial complex.
Below are a few trusted media resources to help explain and reiterate the critically important differences between the President and his challenger on issues affecting the federal sector community. Consider this an informal voter guide for Feds. Vote wisely.
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Article and infographic: Obama v. Romney on federal pay, size of government and...
“Debate over the nature and scope of the federal government has taken on unusual prominence during the 2012 presidential elections. On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have offered remarkably different visions of how they will manage a federal government facing tough budget decisions and other significant policy matters in the coming years. We’ve put together a graphic that we hope will guide you on how each candidate wants to shape federal spending, personnel, defense, and pay and benefits.”
Article: Obama and Romney on the issues: federal workforce
"The Post is taking a comprehensive look at the positions of President Obama and Mitt Romney on several key issues. For an interactive experience including polling, quotes and the ability to choose which candidate better represents your views, visit the Post’s Issue Engine. Here are Obama and Romney’s positions on the federal workforce..."
Article: Jobs, pay, benefits at stake in election
"GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as his running mate all but ensures federal pay and benefits will be a hot political issue during this year’s presidential campaign. Ryan has repeatedly backed steep cuts to federal employees’ take-home pay and a 10 percent reduction in the federal workforce as part of his strict stance against government spending. Romney called Ryan an “intellectual leader of the Republican Party” when introducing him as his running mate Aug. 11."
Article: Romney-Ryan would target federal workers
"Federal workers' jobs will be under fire if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win November's election. Both Romney and Ryan have made it clear that they think federal workers are one reason the nation's deficit is too high, and have talked about shrinking payrolls and cutting benefits."
Article: As political rhetoric fires up, federal workers feel the heat
"You can't blame federal workers if they're feeling like a punching bag for politicians these days. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallies supporters with claims that federal workers are overcompensated by as much as 40 percent. The Republican Party vows, in its platform, to reduce their numbers by 10 percent..."
Washington Post - Federal Diary
Article: Federal unions push Obama and a few Republicans
"Although the candidates largely overlooked federal employees during the campaign, their positions are well known. As a result, Obama is the clear choice for federal unions."
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