Obama Rewards Government Union Bosses, Again

Government worker unions are President Obama’s biggest contributors and backers — pledging to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure his re-election.  The President returned the favor by rewarding already well compensated federal workers with another pay increase.

“The proposed raise comes despite a recent study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office finding that federal workers are significantly better compensated than their private-sector peers. The study, commissioned by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), found that federal civilian employees enjoy a total compensation premium of 16 percent, which includes a 2 percent advantage with respect to cash wages and a 48 percent advantage in benefits, the Free Beacon reports.