Trump cancels scheduled pay raises for most federal employees

HayJenn

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Trump announced Thursday that he was canceling pay raises for most federal employees that had been set to go into effect in January, citing government budget concerns. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump wrote that he’d decided “across-the-board” pay raises as well as locality pay raises for civilian federal workers in 2019 would be frozen.

“I have determined that for 2019, both across‑the‑board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero,” he wrote. “These alternative pay plan decisions will not materially affect our ability to attract and retain a well‑qualified Federal workforce,” Trump added.

In the letter, Trump said a 25.7-percent pay raise for localities, as well as a 2.1-percent pay increase for across-the-board pay, both scheduled for January 2019, would add billions to the federal deficit. Specifically, he pointed to the scheduled locality pay raise as costing $25 billion.

Trump cancels scheduled pay raises for most federal employees


And of course, no mention at all about how his tax bill will add billions to the federal deficit.

Meanwhile, I wonder how many of these civilian govt. workers in these states will feel about his "move"?

 

HayJenn

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Good for Trump. The federal budget needs to be reigned in, and spending controlled.

LOL - do you NOT know how much his Tax Bill increases the deficits by billions of dollars???

And look at the states in the tweet I posted - yes I'm sure govt workers is those PA, WI and and Mich (the 3 key swing state he barely won) are really going to like getting paid less.
 
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