Gov’t Union Chief Mad at Union Pay Raises Authorized by Obama

Gov’t Union Chief Mad at Union Pay Raises Authorized by Obama

-By Warner Todd Huston

In this current government-created depression, President Obama has once again decided to be magnanimous with our tax dollars by giving all government employees a raise… even as the rest of America stays stagnant in pay or is even losing jobs.

As it happens, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is not happy with that darned old 1% increase in pay–that would be those tax dollars given to him for no effort on his part. It is “absolutely unconscionable” he complained.

It’s “simply not enough,” AFGE president David Cox Sr., carped.

“It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind of clarity that the administration values the federal workforce and doesn’t believe it should continue to bear an enormously disproportionate share of deficit reduction,” David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said in a statement.

Make up lost ground? Off the backs of America’s poor and her beleaguered taxpayers.

Obama decided to bestow upon these unionistas more of our tax dollars, but that isn’t good enough for these government sponges.

Like I said, most Americans are finding their salaries cut, their hours slashed, the benefits eliminated, their pay stagnant if they are lucky, and yet here we have tax-paid government employees grasping for more of our money and in this era where their very work is causing us to go bankrupt.

No wonder our government is failing.


Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.