Obama makes 3-month pay freeze extension official


President Obama on Friday issued a memo officially freezing federal pay scales for the first three months of 2013.

Obama’s freeze — which extends a pay scale freeze that has already stretched for two years — is no surprise. In August, he proposed freezing pay until Congress passes an actual budget and stops funding the government through a series of continuing resolutions, or CRs. One month later, Congress passed a six-month CR that freezes pay and partially funds the government until March 27.

The pay freeze memo came a few hours after President Obama granted feds a day off on Christmas Eve. Which once again shows, you win some, you lose some.


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  1. Freeze my pay for 2 years and then give me a day off to make up for it? Something does not equate. How about Congress giving up some of their perks? They have way too many freebies for what they accomplish.

  2. tiredofthelies on

    Of course they are going to freeze pay again. it is always much easier to do the easier and unmeaningful things, than to make a hard decision and take tough action.

  3. Nothing that those morons in DC do surprises me anymore. We’ll be lucky if we get a raise within the next 3 years. The federal employees have been treated like red-headed step children for the past several years, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

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