Trump announces Civilian Employees get NO RAISE NEXT YEAR. Inflation pegged at 2.9% in 2018

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Was the left so concerned when Obama put a hold on these Civilian pay raises from 2011 to 2013?  Is the difference now because Trump is doing it?

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I don’t think many of them vote a Republican anyway. But it’s stupid to bring this to the forefront now, before the election. It’s like he wants the Dems to take the house.

 

So much for that great booming economy.

 

A lot of federal employees live in the Mid Atlantic .... Duh right?

 

This could have implications in House races in Virgina.

 

Lets keep this in mind,  close elections can be decided by one vote.

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Trump announces Civilian Employees get NO RAISE NEXT YEAR. Inflation pegged at 2.9% in 2018

 

 

Billionaires need tax cuts ................... what to do?

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Just for CLARITY - and I am just plugging this in to the last reply posted:

 

Federal RETIREES get a cost of living adjustment that is commonly referred to as a COLA. If you have not retired, are still working as a federal employee and are getting a regular pay check from Uncle Sam, you do not get a COLA - you might get a raise depending upon Congress and sometimes the President with the agreement of Congress.


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@Roxanna35 wrote:


The COLA for Social Security is written into law and automatic.  This is about raises for Federal Civil Service employees.


Yes, that is exacttly what we were telling the poor poster, that Cola had nothing to do with those salaries.


Not sure if there is statutory raises for civil service employees, but for the Armed Forces there is.  Nixon attempt to withhold those raises, but was taken to federal court and the increases were given retroactive to the beginning of the year.

 

We will be given the cola increases in our Social Security and military retirement payments as far as I know..  They will be hefty increases, however with Social Security there will be an increase for the grandfathered Medicare Part B premiums if I'm not mistaken.

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A very long time ago, back in 1970, Congress passed the Pay Comparability Act under which Civil Servants, who had no right to negotiate wages or strike, would have their pay kept at the same level paid for the same work in the private sector. 

This is what Der Trumper is denying, it has nothing to do with COLA.

 

Every year 1971-1990 (EXCEPT 1972) the Government has ignored its own experts and only granted about half the amount they should've gotten. In 1990, the Reagan Taxscam had so seriously depressed private sector wages the projected increases (developed by the Office of Management and Budget) were virtually identical to inflation, and these too were almost always lowered in what the workers actually received, but the percentage was much closer.

 

Today, the only way the Federal Gvoernment can attract competent workers is with their retirement plans and health insurance - the pay is considerably BELOW what a similiarly qualified worker would get in the private sector. and is "capped" so it cannot exceed the "lowest paid Federal elected official" - a Freshman congrescritter.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@Roxanna35 wrote:


I imagine that you were speaking about Cola, but I am afraid to ask , but do you really know  who and how the Cola is  done and provided in our Social Security? 


The COLA for Social Security is written into law and automatic.  This is about raises for Federal Civil Service employees.


Yes, that is exacttly what we were telling the poor poster, that Cola had nothing to do with those salaries.

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@jj4783 wrote:

Obama did the same thing for four years.  Hear we go again with the media's unwarranted attacks.  remember under Obama we did not get a CLA for SSI for two years.  Trump is turning the economy around, he has made a deal with Mexico on trade and will soon have one with Canada.  Iran is feeling the pressure to stop its nuclear program and at least talks are still happened with NOKO.  The GDP is at 4.0 and there are not enough people to fill all the jobs in America.  Minority unemployment is the lost in history to include women.   It seems many out there do not want the POTUS to be successful.  


There was almost no inflation during the Obama administration. It made sense to not get COLAs. Now, we are seeing inflation and COLAs are supposed to keep up.

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@Roxanna35 wrote:

Now  in unison/  Hallelujah.   no raise for Federal civilian employees, because we don't have the money but we need to money to pay for the Wall.
Hallelujah.  we should all sing. and praise Trump for this decision. I am just curious how many of those employees will actually vote Republican in the next elections.


I don’t think many of them vote a Republican anyway. But it’s stupid to bring this to the forefront now, before the election. It’s like he wants the Dems to take the house.

 

So much for that great booming economy.

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More Trump economics. Tax breaks for corporations and the top 1% with real loss of income for the middle and lower classes.  

 

Gotta love Republicans. 

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