Government pay raises — it’s an inside con job

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July 11, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Iain Murray  
Posted in Commentary

"At the White House Twitter Town Hall on July 6, President Obama reassured the nation that he and his staff share its pain. He said, 'People who work in the White House, they've had their pay frozen since I came in, our high-wage folks.  So they haven't had a raise in two and a half years, and that's appropriate, because a lot of ordinary folks out there haven't either.'  Unfortunately, the only thing the President was being economical with here was the truth.  Most White House staffers have received substantial raises in that time." (07/11/11)  

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