Donald Trump does NOT like federal workers….
The guy NEVER misses a chance to screw them….
First a Government shutdown…..
Now he veto’s a annual pay increase for them….
ANYONE who works for the federal government and votes FOR Donald Trump is a complete idiot ….
You may like his politics?
But the guy is costing you money…
And we are ALL paying for his house, transportation, airplane, some of his hotel stays in HIS hotels and other stuff….
President Trump issued an executive order Friday freezing federal workers’ pay for 2019, following through on a pledge earlier this year to nix an across-the-board pay increase.
Trump had announced in August that he would cancel the 2.1 percent pay increase, which was slated to take effect in January.
The order also cancels the “locality pay increase,” which adjusts paychecks based on the region of the country where workers are posted.
The order does not, however, impact a 2.6 percent pay raise for the military for next year that was part of a defense spending bill Trump signed in August.
The announcement making the pay freeze official comes as hundreds of thousands of federal employees head into the new year furloughed or forced to work without pay as a result of a partial government shutdown that began last week.
The executive order affects most of the 2.1 million federal employees around the nation, about 1.7 million of which live in areas outside of the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Last year, the Trump administration approved a 1.4 percent increase in federal pay and a 2.4 percent increase in military pay.
The Senate earlier this year included a 1.9 percent pay bump in its spending plans for 2019, but the House version of the bill did not include such an increase.
Lawmakers could include a pay raise for federal employees in legislation to reopen the government, but Democrats and Republicans are currently mired in debate over funds for Trump’s border wall.
“We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases,” Trump wrote in a letter to congressional leaders in August when announcing plans for the pay freeze…..