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 (even with an approval rating below 18%).
Here's the list of the old and the new wages, as attached to President Obama's executive order:
I have only 1 comment to make about this: Why?
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