debbie rafi replied to the topic Do the feds deserve a raise when everyone else is taking pay cuts and facing layoffs? in the forum Forum Discussions 11 years, 10 months ago
Is a 2% increase worthy of being called a “pay raise”? There’s a remote chance I may consider forgoing an inflation adjustment to my salary IF this government seriously addressed the billions in wasteful government spending. They say average fraud, waste, abuse in a govt. program is 7%. Apply 7% to just the ARRA (aka stimulus bill) and we get $50 billion in wasteful spending. This current administration believes Americans can spend their way out of this economic down turn (which is another discussion for another day), so if I get my meager 2% “raise”, I’ll do my patriotic best to spend, spend, spend…
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