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Obama Orders Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers

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The Weekly Standard

President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay increase is Vice President Joe Biden.

According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he’ll now make $231,900 per year.

Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.

Here’s the list of new wages, as attached to President Obama’s executive order:



h/t   Huckleberry


  1. moarkdave

    December 29th, 2012

    Well Biden getting a $6000 raise means that his favorite charities will now get an extra 6-7 dollars more a year too.

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  2. the aardvark

    December 29th, 2012

    Every Republican member of the House of Representatives and the Senate should turn down this raise on principle. Throw it back in Barry’s and the democraps faces and let them own it. Let’s see just how many democraps would be willing to stand on principle and do the same.

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  3. Ornery1

    December 29th, 2012

    It makes perfect sense in Idiot leftist logic. Pay the leadership more so that they can pay more taxes. Now the selfless patriots can say they are paying more taxes and doing their part. Nothing less than inspirational leadership.

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  4. LarryD

    December 29th, 2012

    Ironic how none of those salaries are over $250,000. Guess they get to keep their lower tax rates if a fiscal cliff deal gets made…

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  5. Diann

    December 29th, 2012

    There are very few things in life that make my blood boil, but let me tell you this has to be chief among them.

    My income dropped over five thousand dollars this year working at the same place I’ve been working for nearly ten years. As a matter of fact, two years ago, I got a promotion, but instead of being able to give me the corresponding pay increase, this year, they cut my overtime for cost purposes and I lost five grand in income. And I am very, VERY good at my job.

    And these fuckers get a raise?

    God help me, I want to fucking strangle someone.

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  6. Anonymous

    December 29th, 2012

    “Biden made a cool $225,521 last year.”

    And he so deserves every dollar over the Minimum Wage.

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  7. CrustyB

    December 29th, 2012


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  8. Billy Fuster

    December 29th, 2012


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  9. eternal cracker p

    December 29th, 2012

    While this list shows some high paid individuals, it is a drop in the bucket compared to REAL federal workers as they exist in aggregation.

    Recipient of {insert program name here} federal aid = Federal worker.

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  10. Hotlanta Mike

    December 29th, 2012

    Obama “I won”.

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  11. piston honda

    December 29th, 2012

    If the families and private sector that provide the government with revenue are cutting back, then one would reason that the government would have to cut back as well.

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  12. Xavier

    December 29th, 2012

    Hey what if we reduce the salary by a few percent every year until we flush out the gold diggers?

    Work our way down to reasonable salaries, save money, and put the seats back in the hands of people interested in making a contribution.

    Yeah I know. I’m on drugs.

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  13. Bob M.

    December 29th, 2012

    As Vice President of STOOPID, he’s doing a bang-up job! :lol:

    Of the United States? NOT so much… :oops:

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  14. ? everything

    December 29th, 2012

    like work for public sector vs private sector the public sector ALWAYS makes more. I think this raise is an insult to every private sector American working or not. IMO it is past time for our “representation” to be getting what they get now, screw the raise, & start working for US pro bono til they figure out how to get US out of this fiscal crisis they created. since holding elected office their personal portfolios have increased by 135%. but while they party on, I guess US fuckers can eat cake, a shit cake.

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