Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rush: Obama’s Federal Pay Freeze is a Sham

Like Rush or not, he's DEAD ON about this sham.

While Democrats wince and Republicans rejoice about President Obama’s decision to place a two-year freeze on federal government workers’ salaries, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh isn’t buying the hype.

The president plans to meet tomorrow with congressional leaders of both parties to discuss the future of the Bush tax cuts. Could today’s news of a federal pay freeze be just smoke and mirrors?

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., criticized the president’s plan for not including military personnel in the pay freeze, claiming the extension would have increased savings and added “an element of fairness.”

Meanwhile, ABC News’ Jake Tapper notes that members of Congress and their staffs are exempt from the pay freeze, even though they will be the ones voting on it.

During Monday’s White House press briefing, Tapper asked press secretary Robert Gibbs if the pay freeze meant President Obama agrees with his conservative detractors that the size of government is getting too large. Not so, said Gibbs: READ MORE...

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