President Obama signed an executive order last week that will lift a ban on pay freezes for federal employees. Rank-and-file members of Congress – including the outgoing Congressman in our district, Tom McClintock – would all see a $900 bump next year, up from $174,000.
No word from Tom about that, though some Senators want to rescind it. But Tom — a “lifer” politician who already stands to collect a healthy government pension for his endless years of pounding sand in the California legislature — sure has been vocal about the deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” for our nation.
“Now the Congressional Budget Office warns us that Mr. Obama’s ‘eat the rich’ crusade will actually result in throwing 200,000 middle class families into unemployment. Ernst & Young estimates 700,000 lost jobs,” Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., said on the House floor.
As usual, Tom was on the losing end of the majority vote. But as usual, he’s carving out a good career (and retirement) for himself, playing his constituents like a violin with his polished political rhetoric.
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