Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

Obama in 2012: He won’t get my vote

President Obama threw a bone to the Republican’s today and threw two million federal workers under the bus in proposing a two-year pay freeze on government salaries. The President eschewed any effort to use such a freeze to negotiate with the Republicans over extending the Bush tax cuts.  Instead, the U.S. Park Ranger down the street will have his $42,000 a year salary frozen for two years while Bill Gates gets a few million dollars in tax savings.  But even this isn’t enough for the Party of No.  Representative Boehner immediately called for a federal hiring freeze. And Rep. Darrell Issa of California, perhaps the wealthiest of all federal employees with a net worth in excess of $300 million, called the freeze “long overdue.”


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