Our national debt is almost $17 Trillion dollars!
Furloughed government workers just got two weeks of free paid time off. Now the taxpayers learn we’re, also, giving them a raise on January 1st. It’s amazing how generous politicians can be when it’s taxpayer Monopoly money.
Via Drudge, The Washington Post reports,
The budget measure that ended the partial government shutdown allows for a 1 percent raise for federal employees in January in addition to providing back pay for those furloughed, according to two Democratic Maryland senators.
“The promise of a modest pay raise and back pay for furloughed government employees are good first steps in recognizing the value of federal workers,” said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee in a joint statement with Sen. Ben Cardin.
Employees in the private sector spend an additional month working each year compared to those in the public sector. This is according to empirical data from researchers at the American Enterprise Institute and The Heritage Foundation.