Quietly, Friday I think, Obama reversed his executive order freezing the wages of Federal employees, including Joe Biden (since Joe Biden is not a member of Congress, he had to be included separately, I guess).
It's only about 1/2 of 1% ... but do any of them deserve a raise? Obama keeps telling us what a sorry record Congress has, and how they're not doing their job ... but everybody now gets a raise.
While the general public has seen their wages decrease (most impactfully both the upper and lower middle class that Obama says he loves so much), Federal employees get a raise? Not to mention their neat pension and health care benefit programs. While cities and towns go bankrupt and states are running dangerously high deficits, and those govt employees are losing both their jobs and pensions, the Feds get a raise?
Spending cuts? Not for the Feds.
Guess this is what "flexibility" means?
And, supposedly this is legal since the freeze was by executive order, it can also be reversed the same way.