March 03, 2014, 10:53 amRyan: Welfare programs making poverty worse
By Erik Wasson
Getty Images House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday issued a 204-page critique of federal anti-poverty programs that concludes many of them are redundant, counterproductive and in need of reform.
“Federal programs are not only failing to address the problem. They are also in some…
Unions push for larger federal pay raise Feb. 26, 2014 – 05:19PM | By ANDY MEDICI | Sen Jon Tester added his voice to federal unions demanding a pay raise for federal employees that goes above the president’s planned 1 percent. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., joined federal employee unions in demanding a bigger pay raise than for federal employees. President…
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February 25, 2014
Contact:Tim KauffmanHead of largest federal employee union calls for 4% pay raise in 2015 AFGE president says President Obama must send strong show of support for federal workforce
WASHINGTON –American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today called on President Obama to provide…
House Republicans Return to Attacking Public Health and Environmental Protections by Katie Weatherford, 2/25/2014
This week, the House of Representatives will vote on a series of anti-regulatory proposals during a campaign targeting important public health and environmental safeguards. While House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has dubbed the campaign #StopGovtAbuse Week, the proposed…
Obama to Propose 1 Percent Raise for Feds, Troops in FY15 Budget
- By Eric Katz 2:01 PM ET August 20, 2013
President Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise for both civilian federal employees and service members in his fiscal 2015 budget, according to an administration official.
Obama’s recommendation, which he will unveil on March 4 as part of the budget release, proposes…
AFGE President: Federal civilians deserve increase befitting their sacrifice and service AFGE logo. (PRNewsFoto/American Federation of Government Employees)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 1 percent pay raise that President Obama will propose for federal employees and members of the military in fiscal 2015 is inadequate to compensate for years of sacrifice and…
Wisconsin’s Legacy for Unions
By STEVEN GREENHOUSEFEB. 22, 2014“It’s had a devastating effect,” the labor leader Marty Beil, said of Wisconsin’s law curbing union power. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times
Three years ago, a labor leader named Marty Beil was one of the loudest opponents of Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget repair bill,” a proposal that brought tens of thousands of…
D.C. Insider: There’s a Shadow Govt. Running the Country, and It’s Not Up for Re-Election Power centers in DC and the corporate corridors of Manhattan and Silicon Valley are calling the shots.
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Konstantin LFebruary 21, 2014 |
Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was…
Mixing work with prayer Posted on February 20, 2014 by Administrator
By Emily Antenucci
Catholic News Service
A parishioner praying the rosary at Holy Rosary Church in Hartshorne, Okla. (CNS photo/Dave Crenshaw/Eastern Oklahoma Catholic)
VATICAN CITY — How important is prayer in our everyday lives?
A question that might be up in the air for many is a cake-walk for Archbishop William Goh of…
Poll: Half the Federal Workforce Says They Might Leave Government
- By Charles S. Clark February 20, 2014
Fifty percent of federal employees are mulling a career switch, according to a small, online poll released Thursday. The reasons, not surprisingly, include frustration over the three-year pay freeze, political attacks on the government workforce and an…