Is the purpose of the latest executive order to unfreeze federal workers’ pay or is it to inflame the people? Is now the time to raise federal payrolls when the debt ceiling is about to be broached again on December 31st? Or is this an attempt to incite civil unrest along with a proposed gun ban, increased taxes, increased health care taxes, increased social security taxes and food inflation (dairy prices to double)?
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.
Here’s the list of new wages, as attached to President Obama’s executive order: