Monday, December 06, 2010

From the Department of Glaringly Obvious Headlines

"Barack Obama's 2-year pay freeze misleading"

Turns out this much-heralded "freeze" is nothing but a suspension of cost-of-living adjustments (has anyone in a private-sector job gotten one of these lately?).  Scheduled step increases (based on time in the job and not merit) will continue as normal as will bonuses for senior (highly-paid) workers, albeit at 2010 levels, and the COLA hold applies only to some federal employees. 

The most notable exception?  Legislative branch workers.  Gotta keep those Hill drones happy churning out the myriad new laws required to further burden the peasantry.

Only in D.C. can a "freeze" be anything but.

At least major news outlets are finally becoming unafraid to openly dissect Dear Leader's pronouncements to uncover the falsehoods that usually lie within.

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