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Old 07-06-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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White House Staffers Got a Raise Last Year, And You Did Not!

Did you get a raise? Was your raise as much as Obama approved?

Here's the statement White House spokesman Eric Schultz released in response to our inquiries:
President Obama is committed to continuing to reduce costs in government, and that is why over the past year, the average salary of a White House employee went down, the total number of White House staffers went down, and the total amount spent on White House salaries went down. Pay increases were given for a variety of reasons, ranging from promotions to additional work responsibilities.


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Old 07-06-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I got a raise, so did my husband.
-shrugs-
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I got a raise. My husband is a stay-at-home dad.
-shrugs-
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Gone
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Did Congress get a raise, hmmmmm?
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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I got a raise and so did my husband.
-shrugs-
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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I got a raise to..More responsibitlities and a promotion usually come with higher pay. I fail to see the problem here.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I got a raise.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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I got a small raise last year and this.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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Originally Posted by highcotton View Post
White House Staffers Got a Raise Last Year, And You Did Not!

Did you get a raise? Was your raise as much as Obama approved?

Here's the statement White House spokesman Eric Schultz released in response to our inquiries:
President Obama is committed to continuing to reduce costs in government, and that is why over the past year, the average salary of a White House employee went down, the total number of White House staffers went down, and the total amount spent on White House salaries went down. Pay increases were given for a variety of reasons, ranging from promotions to additional work responsibilities.
Yep.
And a bonus.
This year, too.

I don't begrudge government workers their raises.

But, what you conveniently failed to note is that the White House staffing salary budget fell last year, and that the average salary amongst staffers fell:
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Overall, it should be noted, the White House's salary budget contracted slightly, from $38.8 million to $37.1 million, largely because the number of staffers fell. The average salary also dropped from $82,721, or 65% above the median household income, to $81,765—or 65% above the median household income.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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No raise here...well no job in my case.

Wife went from salary to straight commission.

That said,government employees should not be getting raises...CONgress should work for the privilege of serving the people and get nothing at all.
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