President Barack Obama on Monday called for freezing the pay of 2 million federal employees, saying the move is the first of many difficult decisions that must be made to slash the nation’s mounting deficits.
Kudos to President Obama for taking it on the lip. He took a shot to the mouth for 12 stitches and now he will be taking many shots from union officials for his proposed freezing of any pay raises. Now the reaction from some make it sound like these workers are getting a pay cut.
I think we are all going to have to take a hit and thanks to the President for starting at home. Let’s keep the spending reduction ball rolling and then we can talk revenue increases.
I know it’s only $5 Billion but a billion here, another billion there… and pretty soon you’re talking real money.