Neal Barton's POV

Who really deserves a raise?


POSTED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:49pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 8:46pm

If you fought the Taliban, stepped around land mines and fought for our nation, congratulations! You've just become a pawn in the fancy-named cost-cutting game known as sequestration.

Reports say Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reportedly believes the military should receive a pay cut in order to respond to the budget cuts facing the Pentagon-- a position that might strengthen the Republican push to reverse President Obama's executive order raising the salary of Vice President Joe Biden and other federal officials.

They fight. The other folks in Washington from both parties continue to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result.

"The President's pay hike even increases the salary for federal employees who receive poor performance reviews from their own supervisors."

CNN reports the debate about sequestration did not stop president Obama from ending a pay freeze for some government officials, effectively authorizing a pay raise that costs $11 billion. There's always more money for social programs and the rising numbers of people on disability.

George Washington always said, if your not at war, prepare for war. We never have learned that.

Politicians, despicable.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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How much longer can any self-respecting Texan be part of the failed socialist federal experiment and still look into a mirror with pride?

Been said best way to destroy a government is from within.

Sadly Panetta testified that Obama was NOT THERE the night Americans were killed in Benghazi. Yea he was AWOL! Neither he nor Hillary nor Biden were there. They didn't vote 'present', they voted 'who cares' when that 3 AM call came.

Yet Obama just raised Biden's salary!!! Hush money (as if Biden's motormouth could be hushed.)

Yet they want to cut G.I. pay.

What gall! What chutzpah!

I think any paycuts should be from the top down, starting with Barrack 'AWOL' Obama.

Chutzpah; the appropriate response for all that is done to the American people by the government.

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