ot: Who got a raise?

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" The Facts Note that although the GOP presidential aspirant starts out by talking about the "never-seen-before levels" of spending under Obama and then mentions "the trillion-dollar stimulus," the example she cites - the number of Transportation Department employees making more than $170,000 - uses the metric of "the beginning of the recession." There's a reason for that phrase: The recession started in December 2007, 13 months before Obama became president.
In other words, Bachmann gives the impression that she is talking about something that Obama did, but in fact, the big increase in government pay that she denounces started under Obama's Republican predecessor, George W. Bush.
In fact, the apparent source of Bachmann's claim, a 2009 article in USA Today, made it clear that Bush recommended across-the-board raises that, after they got through Congress, resulted in boosts of 3 percent in January 2008 and 3.9 percent in January 2009. By contrast, Obama in 2010 recommended the smallest federal pay raise since 1975 - 2 percent - and then froze salaries in 2011."
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PrecisionmachinisT
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Yeah, it's important that the truth be properly positioned if you are Michelle Bachmann. LOL Happy Birthday, Elvis! Hahahahaha.....
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John R. Carroll
Why in the *HELL* is there a White House staff position called "Director of African-American Media", and why is it worth $78,000 per year?
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Robert Recton
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Kinda begs for a photoshop makeover:
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Right wing nut jobs will probably oblige.....
--and then they'll accuse Democrats.
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PrecisionmachinisT
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Wrong Bachmann. LOL I think her hubby is the sword swallower of the family.
Perry is a likely target. The higher up the tree a monkey climbs the uglier the picture gets. That ought to be easy enough to satirize. Perry is about as Cromagnon as a modern human could be. Even a Texican.
He reminds me of a slightly retarded version of Dumbya with an extra helping of jeebus thrown in for good measure.
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John R. Carroll
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That's a heck of a lot more than 2 or 3%!
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Richard
Don't believe it, John. He's pure politician.
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Richard
I believe every word of that, Richard. I think he's actually got a chance. Not a big one but as good as any. I just don't think his schtick will travel well. Romney-Perry (unlikely), Romney-Bachmann or Perry-Pawlenty might be a little confusing but could fly in the general.
One thing is for sure - anbd it's the only thing. SNL is going to have a blast!
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John R. Carroll
And that is because most of those raises on the list were due to major promotions. The actual average salary at the white house decreased.
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I can not believe that people still take these propaganda blogs at face value.
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anorton
Why in the *HELL* is there a newly created City of Orlando staff position called "Social Media" to post crap about the city on Facebook & Twitter, and why is it worth $44,000 per year?
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Michael A. Terrell
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" The sad facts behind Rick Perry's Texas miracle"
"Rick Perry's Texas is Ross Perot's Mexico come north. Through a range of enticements we more commonly associate with Third World nations - low wages, no benefits, high rates of poverty, scant taxes, few regulations and generous corporate subsidies - the state has produced its own "giant sucking sound," attracting businesses from other states to a place where workers come cheap."
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PrecisionmachinisT
He will adapt to meet the needs of (his donors?).
And yeah, SNL will be a hoot!
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Richard
People who learn from history are doomed to make new mistakes...
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Richard
I just finished yesterday's press clippings on Perry. Never a dull moment. LOL
We'll all be having a good laugh as the economy takes us over the cliff. You really couldn't make this guy up.
He speaks about auditing the Federal Reserve as if that doesn't happen on a regular basis. They publish their balance sheet and income statement on line every week. Outside auditors review the books and records multiple times every year. It's an ongoing process nearly. How can Perry, a Presidential candidate, not know that?
I knew he was from the "Big Empty" but the real big empty appears to be between his ears! Mean sucker though, isn't he. You wouldn't want him on your ass.
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John R. Carroll
Welcome to the 2012 Presidential election!
That "mean" part might be what get's him elected.
My read is that people feel like we (US) have been pushed around too long and limp wrist politicians are the cause of it all. They might not be too wrong there too.
What "we" need (to put the world order back in it's place) is the best liar and the meanest bully we can elect.
A little smoke and mirrors and who knows?
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Richard
That was how he beat Kay Bailey. Mostly, anyway.
Perry is the guy if you are right.
I've very little hope at this point. Having hunkered down pretty good, I'm just watching what is either a bad movie or horror show. It's to early to know which but late enough to see it's one or the other. I'm glad I'm not 30 and married.
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John R. Carroll
Think about what it must be like to be just starting out in todays world. You'd have to be optimistic and look at everything as an opportunity but thatse opportunities aren't nearly as promising as the ones I remember looking forward to. It's really a shame and maybe the worst result of all of this.
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John R. Carroll

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