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Old 08-30-2018, 04:56 PM
 
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Typical Businessman.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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That raise may be on top of COLA
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:14 PM
 
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That raise may be on top of COLA
Nonsense. Federal employees do not receive COLAs. They do, however, often, but not always receive a pay increase at the beginning of a new year.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Grafton & Coös County
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Not unique to businessmen.

The previous president did the same for more than one year.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:23 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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The previous president did the same for more than one year.
Correct. In the midst of the great recession.

But never during economic growth such as that of the last quarter. And under the second term of the previous President, there were numerous quarters when growth equaled or exceeded that of 2Q18.

So comparing the two is baseless.
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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You're right
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I thought the economy was booming.
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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If a federal employee thinks they’re worth more, they’re free to test the market and go get it.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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Typical Businessman.
Do you pay more for your personal expenses than you have to?
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: In the outlet by the lightswitch
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If a federal employee thinks they’re worth more, they’re free to test the market and go get it.

The problem is if the government doesn't have the employees to do the job, they hire contractors (who end up costing taxpayers more because they charge more). The more people vacate staff positions, the more we are going to rely on private contractors to get the work done.
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