Today President Obama announced a federal pay freeze for Federal employees. If you haven't heard, here's all the details from our friends at the Washington Post:
Of course, GovLooper Candace Riddle has already posted a forum about inviting you to:
Based on the comments there, I am struck by how noble and selfless you are as public servants...and I think your sense of sacrifice is more widespread. I know I probably would have been a little annoyed by it at first when I worked for DHS, Ultimately, I think I would have been okay - because I didn't work for government for the money. Like most of you, I did it to make a difference.
So I created a Facebook page where you as Federal employees can share this sentiment with fellow Americans. There's such a negative perception of government, and I think now is an opportunity to show citizens the real heart and sense of sacrifice for the common good that motivates most public servants. If you can honestly say it, then I'd invite you to "Like" the page:
If you don't agree with it, I can certainly understand that, too. And I invite you to vent your frustration below...
Either way, I appreciate all that you do every day to make America better...and my thoughts are with you as you face this new challenge.