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Der Trumper has NO deal with Mexico. He tweeted some stuff, Mexico has NOT agreed to ANY of it. Canada is not interested in Trumps ravings either.

 

Corporate profits are up 31% - if your raise isn't close to 31%, somebody stole your share.

 

Inflation is up 2.9%. If your pay hasn't increased by at least that much since last year, you are WORSE off then you were before Der Trumper.

 

Der Trumper continues to redistribute income from the middle to the very top, this time by deciding to "pay for" his $1.2 TRILLION ahand-out to the Oligqarchs running Corporations with a Reaganesque slash at the Civil Service workers.

 

The reason there was no raise for SS OASI under President Obama is THERE WAS NO INFLATION for those years under President Obama.

 

The reason there is no raise for Government workers this year is Trump doesn't think they love HIM enough and he knows his lofo base thinks everyone in Government is a wasteoid drone defrauding the Government each time they cash a paycheck. There's no political downside for him messing over 2 million American workers, so he did it.

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jj4783:    Trump is turning the economy around

 

If Trump is "turning the economy around" then it's heading straight down.

Lol

Image result for obama vs trump economy chart
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@rker321 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.

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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.  


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? 

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Remember under Obama we did not get a CLA for SSI for two years.

 

I assume you mean "COLA".

 

Blaming Obama or blaming Congress for no COLA increase is misplacing the blame. Congress has no say over COLAs. The President has no say over COLAs.

Under federal law, Social Security COLA increases are based solely on a formula which is tied to specific economic indices (primarily the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers), and the application of that formula under the economic conditions.

 

COLA is heavily influenced by the cost of energy. If you're wondering if you'll get a COLA raise, keep an eye on gasoline prices.

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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.  

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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.

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maybe he is getting the news that the deficits are exploding under Trump because of his GOP tax cuts for the billionaires.
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That is what President Trumps's 2019 budget proposal said - back in Feb 2018 - But whenever have we done anything from a Presidential budget proposal.

https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/02/12/rumor-true-fy-2019-budget-proposes-pay-freeze/

 

He wanted to change it to more of a pay for performance base.  He also wanted Civil Service Reform in hiring and firing practices.   But none of that has gone anywhere.

 

Congress has the final decision on the pay and that's where it is right now.

Senate Appropriations Committee back in June 2018 passed a raise at 1.9% , close to what they got in January 2018.  The House Appropriations Committee in July 2018 did not include any raise for 2019.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/trump-blocks-pay-raise-for-1-5-million-federal-w...

So now a Conference Committee has to iron out the differences.

https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/06/19/will-federal-employees-get-1-9-pay-raise-2019/

Federal worker pay under the General Schedule was frozen in 2012, 2013, and 2014; got a 2% + raise early in the Obama Presidency years and then minimal % raises in the other years .

 

I am pretty sure that Postal workers pay is union negotiated since it is only pseudo-government entity.

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Sure would love to know how many postal workers voted for The Donald.

Good GOD only 143 out of 1000, and the money hungry dirt bag got rich and does NOT CARE.

There has to be KARMA for him some where in his life time, if not it may carry over to his money hungry kids. IMO
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