Last night, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved to modify the federal pension system that would increase the amount government employees contribute to their pensions.
Quietly tucked away into the 2012 American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (aka: The Highway Bill), this stand-alone legislation (H.R. 3813 as incorporated into H.R. 7), would require federal employees and members of Congress to pay a total of 1.5 percent more toward their pensions over three years beginning in 2013.
I guess if you can’t get it through the front door, the back door swings just as wide (yet more quietly).