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President Obama gives pay raises to Congress, VP Biden

  • $900 bump in Congressional pay has been authorized by President Obama, a move made in the midst of failed “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Congressional leaders will see slightly higher raises than their rank-and-file counterparts, with Senate leaders receiving a $1,000 boost and an extra $1,100 going to the Speaker of the House as well. The raises are the first since a pay freeze was instituted in 2010.
  • $6,379 pay raise was also given to Vice President Joe Biden, but the pay raises didn’t stop there. In addition to Vice President Biden and members of Congress, President Obama authorized an increase in wages for district and circuit court judges as well. Think this was the right time to hand out pay raises to members of Congress? source

EDIT: More context here.

December 31, 2012 // 19:54 // 1 year ago
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  1. itsdansheehan reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. jobrny reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This takes the cake. They are getting bonuses for not doing their jobs.
  3. ztkettner reblogged this from 2087 and added:
    Great job, everyone, really! We did it!
  4. 2087 reblogged this from dannyliberty and added:
    The year may change but other things stay the same
  5. separateidentity reblogged this from shortformblog
  6. houseoforange said: Sigh… Obama, you’re only giving your critics more fodder. =(
  7. dreadfulpenny reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Yeah, Obama is a dumbass. His re-election is proof most Americans are idiots.
  8. birdmansimplex reblogged this from shortformblog
  9. buildingmosaicsoutoflife reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Members of Congress don’t need tax cuts, but their secretaries might. This is part of a larger move that unfreezes the...
  10. alchemy-and-emeraldtablets reblogged this from shortformblog
  11. newsandtrade reblogged this from shortformblog
  12. squeegeeb reblogged this from shortformblog
  13. metamorphoseandbodhi said: Absolutely not. They’re failing to do their job.
  14. eagleversusshark reblogged this from shortformblog
  15. thewearyblues reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    $900 bump in Congressional pay has been authorized by President Obama, a move made in the midst of failed “fiscal cliff”...
  16. wilsonparker reblogged this from purplegem
  17. neutralgoodvampire reblogged this from i-blame-reagan
  18. kaliem reblogged this from shortformblog
  19. kohenari said: Thoughts: kohenari.net/post/39…
  20. ifieverstray reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Fuck that. They don’t deserve jack shit.
  21. jillhamburger reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Sometimes you kill me, Obama.
  22. pleaseshowmehowtolive reblogged this from shortformblog
  23. mconor said: ah who cares. that shit is chump change
  24. aramzs reblogged this from shortformblog
  25. texnessa said: context?
  26. mufb reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    first non sarcastic use of this gif
  27. bakethatlinguist reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    IS HE ON DRUGS? DID THEY DRUG HIM?! THEY PUT IT IN HIS FOOD, DIDN’T THEY? THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE RUN LIKE...
  28. colderthanpenguinpussy reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    uh fuck no!
  29. rustedkitsune reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    He got our petition, and said “fuck that”.
  30. freedomofwhat reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I disagree with all of this, but it’s part of a larger move that unfreezes the pay for all federal employees. Can’t take...