Trump just showed America what a real leader looks like and hit the swamp right where it hurts.
Look, we have a problem in America that no one wants to talk about. The better jobs today are not with the private sector but in the government.
It used to be government workers took home less pay but had great pensions and more job security.
The private sector paid better but it had to be earned. Americans chose where to devote their careers based in large part by these factors.
But when government workers get more pay, more security, and better pensions than the private sector our system crumbles.
It is simply not sustainable to have bureaucrats making enormous sums while the average American has not received a real raise in 40 years.
Plus they get huge lifetime pensions that we will never be able to afford.
Thankfully we elected Trump to put a stop to this out of control system before it bankrupts us all.
As reported by The Hill:
President Trump on Thursday announced that he would cancel a scheduled 2.1 percent across-the-board pay increase for federal workers, as well as locality pay increases.
“In light of our Nation’s fiscal situation, Federal employee pay must be performance-based, and aligned strategically toward recruiting, retaining, and rewarding high-performing Federal employees and those with critical skill sets,” Trump wrote in a letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate.
The proposal would affect most of the 2.1 million federal employees around the nation, about 1.7 million of which live in areas outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Members of the military, on the other hand, are on schedule to receive a 2.6 percent pay increase.
Last year, the Trump administration approved a 1.4 percent increase in federal pay and a 2.4 percent increase in military pay.
In the letter, Trump said he had the authority to propose an alternative pay schedule based on Title 5 of the U.S. Code, which allows the president to alter scheduled pay changed he deems it inappropriate in light of “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare.”