August 27, 2010
THE USEFUL KIND OF RESENTMENT POLITICS:
Boehner, GOP seize on private-public pay gap as a midterm election issue (Jared Allen, 08/26/10, The Hill)
Federal workers have become a new flashpoint in the fight between Republicans and Democrats on the economy.
House GOP Leader John Boehner (Ohio) this week blamed Democratic policies for exacerbating a gap in the pay between public and private workers that he claims was rising even as the country suffers through a housing crisis and high unemployment.
House and Senate Republicans already have offered legislation to freeze the salaries of the 2 million federal employees through amendments to economic stimulus bills being ushered through Congress by Democrats. Each effort has failed due to opposition from Democrats.
Take it and run with it. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 27, 2010 6:20 AM