A perfect example of political thinking without logic

Read the following; sounds quite empathetic doesn’t it?

Now let’s consider where this employer gets its money to pay its employees. Then let’s look at the fiscal condition of the employer. Consider that these workers have weak job appraisal processes.

Finally let’s consider that except for the highest level PhD jobs, this employer pays its workers considerably more in total compensation than the average American worker in similar level jobs.

What would you do if these were your employees? Hey, they are. 🤣

The Lawmakers Propose 2019 Federal Pay Raise of 3% January 12, 2018

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) Friday reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a three percent pay increase in 2019. Connolly has introduced the FAIR Act every year since 2014.

“For too long Republicans in Congress have treated the federal workforce like a national piggy bank. They’ve endured three years of pay freezes, a government shutdown, sequestration cuts, furloughs, and a mindless across-the-board hiring freeze,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly. “And to make matters even worse, the President has treated federal employees like his own rhetorical punching bag – hurling insults and falsehoods. Yet, despite this increasingly challenging environment, our federal employees continue to serve with dedication and distinction every day. They deserve better. The FAIR Act is step towards recognizing their contributions and providing fair and just compensation.” Source: Myfederalretirement.com



  1. You do have to hand it to the politicians for their creativity and ability to frame the argument with such innovative use of acronyms. (FAIR ACT). Somebody must stay up pretty late at night thinking this stuff up.


  2. Part of an employee’s compensation are benefits [vacation/sick leave, medical/dental, pensions, etc]

    What are federal employee benefits compared to private employees ??


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