August 31, 2018

Trump puts pay raise freeze on federal workers

Washington Times -President Trump rescinded a pay raise for more than 2 million civilian federal employees next year, saying the government can’t afford the scheduled increases and issuing a call for a move to a merit-based pay system.

... Democratic lawmakers and the largest union representing federal employees reacted angrily, saying Republican tax cuts have drained far more revenue from the Treasury than the proposed pay raises would.

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