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Federal Workers Await Furloughs

March 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect last week....

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walksabout

Mar-10-13 4:09 AM

furloughs ? in past these type days off were considered administrative days off and paid later or comp days off with pay were given later.

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mikeyd

Mar-10-13 9:23 AM

the average pay for these federal jobs is how much?more than the rest of us.13 unpaid vacation days won't hurt them any.we all feel sorry for you people that have ridden the gravy train to the ground.if they had laid off the person that allows the boatloads of junk from communist countries in here they wouldn't have to do this.you all are sinking your own boat.

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dyingov

Mar-10-13 12:07 PM

Federal workers cost of living increases have been "frozen" for the past two years. Pay grade and step increases have continued....the average federal employee pay has INCREASED in the last two years! The fox is guarding the hen house....

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walksabout

Mar-10-13 4:56 PM

those working a four day work week already won't care.

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Triton

Mar-10-13 8:48 PM

It probably does no good to rage against people who work for the Federal Gov. But it is true that like those who have lost their jobs in the private sector when the market dried up, those who work for the bloated Federal Gov need to understand that their boss has taken us to the tipping point in spending versus tax revenue. They may have noticed that the middle class has gotten a dandy tax hike recently, and its hard on taxpayers. Yeah I know they pay taxes too..on the taxes that we paid for their wages. Nevertheless, the Fed Gov cannot simply be out of control and if Obama wants to point to people how wrong it is to want to stop spending and threaten the old folks again, Fed workers should see that his policies impact them TOO. Perhaps they can convince him to stop payment on the $450 million dollar check, John Kerry just gave to Egypt, or the same amount to Libya an oil rich country. Sorry folks you get to feel the pain of runaway spending like the peasants do every day.

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walksabout

Mar-11-13 2:25 AM

the current boss was still in grade school when most fed employees were hired by their boss.

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walksabout

Mar-11-13 2:28 AM

can it be so that military members deployed pay zero taxes, can contribute 10% their untaxed income to a savings plan at 10% with gov dollars match ?

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Thebudman

Mar-11-13 7:37 PM

Just a paid vacation.

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