March 20, 2015

THE WAR ON WAGES:

Error in House budget understated spending cuts by $900 million (Josh Hicks, March 19, 2015, Washington Post)

A correction to the House Republican budget released this week could mean far deeper cuts for federal employees than the original document suggested, further alarming government workers and their unions already upset about hits they have taken in recent years.

The initial version called for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to identify $100 million in savings over a decade from mandatory spending programs within its jurisdiction, which includes the federal-worker retirement and health plans. But the amount was supposed to be $1 billion -- 10 times larger than first advertised.

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