They tried burying it in the the Highway Bill, they tried packaging and repackaging it in a plethora of proposed legislation; now the final nail may have been struck. Yesterday, the Administration unveiled their proposed budget and it’s in there too!
Yes, the Administration is coming right out and asking Federal employees to make the sacrifice (as if we’ve not already “sacrificed” during this economic downturn), claiming that their proposed budget “makes reasonable changes to federal … retirement while maintaining the ability to attract and retain highly qualified individuals [to the federal workforce].”
What do you think? Are you ready to make the sacrifice in exchange for a 0.5% pay increase?