Donald Trump Says Civilian Federal Pay Raises Are 'Inappropriate' — Claims Gov'T Doesn't Have The Budget
The very idea of Donald Trump calling anything "inappropriate" is about as fitting as two nuns in a lesbian porn scene. Just a living, breathing oxymoron.
Once again, 45's ever-moral nature shows itself lost in the phantom zone.
Donald Trump has — in a sense — positioned himself as the "General Zod" of this world.
We're all awaiting a congressional Superman to fly in with the fists of impeachment, but that moment seems less powerful than a stalled locomotive.
While sitting in the Oval, festering thoughts of self-approved importance and authority, 45 has reportedly decided to cut potential pay raises for federal employees — well, according to CNN, specifically workers in civilian sectors. This allegedly doesn't apply to the military.
CNN quotes Trump as follows.
We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases.
That's incredibly ironic, considering Trump should be more skillful than Tiger Woods by now. Donald's diligent, determined effort to exponentially waste tax-payers's dollars on lackluster, insipid golf trips is paying dividends unseen since "Art of the Deal."
Yet, as CNN reports, Trump's letter to the House and Senate labeled the federal employee pay increases as "inappropriate."
Unsuitably, Donald seems to be grabbing the government's fiscal accounts "by the p***y" — and the question is: where's the consent? Allegedly — according to Trump during his exposed taping — when you're a celebrity, you can do that kind of thing.
But, when you're president of the United States, what then? Donald talks of putting America first, but his actions look as if they put its citizens and workers at the back of the line — all while allowing his buddies to cut in front.
NOTE: If you remember your school years, there was always one (or a group) who'd attempt to jump in front of others in line, right? This would come just after a "friend" says, "Hey! Up here (summoning with a hand gesture)." Some would even go so far as to allow a "cut," then the allower would hop back in front of that person. Such an offensive, disrespectful move, yes? In essence, all that happened was you got cut. And when you think about it, is that much different than what Donald Trump is doing with his inside clique?
Reportedly, a 2.1 percent increase was supposed to take place in January, for all federal employees. Instead, Donald says it's an "inappropriate" move and respective government agencies — i.e., via tax-payers's dollars...the very ones funding his practice tees and various, excessive expenditures — don't have room for it.
OH! And on top of that...
A "locality" increase was supposed to happen at the same time — basically adjusting earnings for employees who live in pricey or exorbitant areas of the country.
For instance, a GS-9 employee in Hinds County, Mississippi probably shouldn't get paid the same as someone with the same occupation and rank in New York City, New York. Reasonable, right?
Nope. Not according to Trump. He says neither federal employees's pay increases nor the locality adjustment should happen.
It's apparent that Donald is running America like one of his businesses, and ethics are pretty much looking "thugged out" at the moment.
It's like Ann Skeet mentions in her article, "Donald Trump Is No Role Model for Business Ethics." The headline is a straight shot. However, Skeet notes that ethics don't exactly run the "American way"; rather, it's all about "compliance."
In the article, she states as follows.
[President] Donald Trump knows one job — business owner and chief shareholder. He does not have experience in either government or governance, leaving him ethically inexperienced and immature...
Compound those traits 1-billion-fold when you introduce an overwhelmingly narcissistic personality into the mix. Just look at the tweet below from 2011.
Trump was constantly bashing President Obama. However, given the former president's collective 8 years, he had just over 300 trips on the register.
Trump has literally surpassed Barack's golf and vacation count during his first year, alone. No bulls**t.
So, all in all, what are your thoughts on Donald Trump's bid to slash pay increases for federal workers? If you have any comments, please share them in the section below.
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