While the Rest of the Country Suffers… Obama Gives Joe Biden and Congress a Raise

Under Obama the median US household income has dropped $4,520 a year but that didn’t stop him from giving Joe Biden and Congress a raise.

Barack Obama issued an executive order giving a pay raise to Joe Biden and members of Congress.
The Weekly Standard reported:

President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.

According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.

Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.

Meanwhile… For the rest of America, median household income has dropped $4,520, or about one month’s average wages, since President Obama took office.

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  • Whiskeytangofoxtrot

    The Great Pretender just can’t help himself – buying votes is as natural as coercing any other desired behavior only easier because it is OPM (Other People’s Money).

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  • Indiana

    Wow….what a bunch of whore$…..With the kind of money those guys make, the bennies, and their investments……don’t you think that raise would be an insult? Chump change to most. I had to laugh….why bother? Does Obama thinks votes are that cheap?

  • Freddy

    Does anyone know if this covers the crack team of experts in the state department that just let that ambassador get murdered?

  • ★FALCON★

    If Biden is paid in clam shells – it’s still too much.

    I swear to God – he makes the chromosomally challenged look like Mensa members.

  • Alvin


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  • http://Americanthinker paul

    He won’t even try to hide his contempt for us over the next four years.

  • Linda

    Enjoy your pay raises…while you can…the real pay day always comes from God…and it won’t be fun!

  • Patty

    real evil started in January 2009

  • Patty


  • ★FALCON★

    Obama can attempt to slam-through his agenda, act like a totalitarian, and above the fray, however, he will never have the consent his political ideological opponents.

    Therefore – he will assume his rightful place in American History – under Jimmy Carter’s nut sack.

    He will be despised, his image spat upon, and his over-all record one of a Communist.

    History has a way of turning a political body inside out.

    There are those that claim Obama wants a weakened America, a dissolved Union and a collapsed dollar. I don’t discount any of those parts nor that agenda.

    However, there won’t be a black-ops military bunker deep enough for the elites to hide if they intentionally destroy America.

    And trust me, there are many of us out here with shovel-ready jobs willing to bury them, for eternity.

  • jainphx

    How can the president or anyone raise wages, when ALL money matters for the government MUST start in the House. Does the constitution mean anything to anyone anymore?

  • Adirondack Patriot

    This is absurd. The Executive Branch can’t issue Executive Orders for the Legislative Branch. Only the Legislative Branch can’t set its salary.

    It’s in the Constitution, along with the Second Amendment, Separation of Powers and other quaint, outdated concepts like liberty and the pursuit (not the guarantee) of happiness.

  • BurmaShave

    Straight out of Animal Farm:

    The PIGS are more equal than others.


    “President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.”

    What the H is that about?!? Another slash attack upon the US Constitution by His Highness, Emperor Barack we-don’t-need-no-stinkin-constitution Obama.

  • SeaBass

    I am positive with his intellect, companies in the private sector would fight to have him at that number, if not ten fold. Sure he hasn’t made a dollar on his own in the real world in three decades

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    “When the revolution comes…”

    flashback to February 22, 2009

    The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun

    [This movement can succeed if it does not stop at protest and includes changes in economic behavior. Obama’s redistributive plans require higher taxation, but higher tax plans (to be announced this week by Obama) are based on the fallacy that the “rich” will not change their economic behavior in reaction to higher tax rates.

    History tells us, however, that economic redistribution plans fail because the producers of society would rather not produce, than have the fruits of their production taken away and given to others. Obama can raise the tax rates on income, but he cannot force people to generate income to be taxed. People may just say “no.” This resistance will not come from evading taxes, but from evading taxable income. In the end, as must all economic redistributors, Obama either will have to resort to repressive measures, or he will have to abandon his redistributive plans.]

    Murder By Communism (by any other
    name, the results are the same) *-(

    [How can we understand all this killing by communists? It is the marriage of an absolutist ideology with the absolute power. Communists believed that they knew the truth, absolutely. They believed that they knew through Marxism what would bring about the greatest human welfare and happiness. And they believed that power, the dictatorship of the proletariat, must be used to tear down the old feudal or capitalist order and rebuild society and culture to realize this utopia. Nothing must stand in the way of its achievement. Government–the Communist Party–was thus above any law. All institutions, cultural norms, traditions, and sentiments were expendable. And the people were as though lumber and bricks, to be used in building the new world.

    Constructing this utopia was seen as though a war on poverty, exploitation, imperialism, and inequality. And for the greater good, as in a real war, people are killed. And thus this war for the communist utopia had its necessary enemy casualties, the clergy, bourgeoisie, capitalists, wreckers, counterrevolutionaries, rightists, tyrants, rich, landlords, and noncombatants that unfortunately got caught in the battle. In a war millions may die, but the cause may be well justified, as in the defeat of Hitler and an utterly racist Nazism. And to many communists, the cause of a communist utopia was such as to justify all the deaths. The irony of this is that communism in practice, even after decades of total control, did not improve the lot of the average person, but usually made their living conditions worse than before the revolution. It is not by chance that the greatest famines have occurred within the Soviet Union (about 5,000,000 dead during 1921-23 and 7,000,000 from 1932-3) and communist China (about 27,000,000 dead from 1959-61). In total almost 55,000,000 people died in various communist famines and associated diseases, a little over 10,000,000 of them from democidal famine. This is as though the total population of Turkey, Iran, or Thailand had been completely wiped out. And that something like 35,000,000 people fled communist countries as refugees, as though the countries of Argentina or Columbia had been totally emptied of all their people, was an unparalleled vote against the utopian pretensions of Marxism-Leninism.]

    Secrets of Communism (by any other
    name, the results are the same) *-(

    “There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in
    the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes
    to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.”
    — Ayn Rand


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  • pitbullgirl

    We the americans don’t count for snap ;; Obama nor anyone in the senate give a crap about the welfare of the americans we the people ;; all they care about is lining thier pockets w our hard earned money ;; the day will come that thier greed will get the best of them ;; My 2 yr old grandchild could do a better job in office then any of the greedy fruit cakes we have in there ;; sure take the money from the people n give it to the jerks that set on thier humps n reall do us no good