President Obama Wants Federal Workers To Get A Pay Freeze

By Scott Sarvay

President Obama Wants Federal Workers To Get A Pay Freeze

November 29, 2010 Updated Nov 30, 2010 at 8:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (Indiana's NewsCenter) - In 2009, the average federal worker earned more than $123,000 in pay and benefits.

And President Obama said it's time for the federal government to tighten it's belt as the rest of American has been forced to do.

I did not reach this decision easily. This is not just a line item on a federal register. These are people's lives."

The pay freeze will require Congressional approval.

The President says there are more tough decisions to come.




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