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President Trump Freezes Federal Employee Wages For 2019

I know the opposition media is going to go crazy with President Trump’s latest decision, but he’s not the first to make this choice.

President Trump has decided to free pay raises for federal workers in 2019. He’s not the first Commander-in-chief to do so and won’t be the last. The opposition media and social media warriors are trying to make a huge deal about it since Trump has seemingly dug in his heels about wanting money for border security.

Any other time in history, watching a President speak toward providing security for his country would be championed, but not with these progressives.

Federal “workers” is an oxymoron. Most federal employees perform about one hour of actual work per day.

I have been in a number of federal (and state) office buildings over the years. Somnolent people and blind, dull rule followers prevail. Federal workers, with some exceptions, get insulted if given more than one hour per day of “work.”

Work is in quotes because government work generally provides little in the way of valuable or wanted output. We drown in government; merely examine our state and national debt.

Adding insult to his furloughed employees’ injury, President Trump has ruled out pay raises for almost all federal workers in 2019.

An executive order issued late Friday froze pay at 2018 levels for 1.8 million feds, cancelling a 2.1 percent increase previously expected to take effect in January.

The order won’t affect members of the military, who are receiving a 2.6 percent bump that Congress passed in August.

The move, which Trump signaled in his budget proposal early this year, came in the midst of the government’s budget impasse—and “poured salt on the wounds of federal employees,” tweeted Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.).

Source: NY Post

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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