“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wonderboy's About Face On Spending

This week Wonderboy did an abrupt about face on federal spending, calling for a 2-year freeze on federal salaries.

Not wanting to be ouflanked by GOP House members in January with their comprehensive plan to cut spending, the First Rookie offered his token cuts as if they will really solve the deficit problem.

A Wall Street Journal staff editorial pointed out the rapid growth in the number of federal jobs during the past decade and few years. Compensation levels, while excessive, aren't the the only, nor really the major problem. It seems to be the raw growth rate and numbers of federal workers.

The few billion promised as savings from the wage freeze is small beer after Wonderboy ran up a trillion dollars in so-called stimulus spending, most of which was wasted. And there's still the bills for the expensive health care law to come.

Capping federal worker compensation after the past few years' excesses is just too little too late.

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