Missourians Disgusted and Delighted By Obama Pay Freeze

6 years 6 days 16 hours ago November 30, 2010 Nov 30, 2010 Tuesday, November 30 2010 Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:04:56 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Hugh McVey is not happy with President Barack Obama. McVey, the current leader of the Missouri chapter of the AFL-CIO, says Obama's decision Monday to push through legislation in Congress to freeze salaries for federal employees.

McVey said the move is only burdening the middle and lower-classes--including just fewer than 68,000 federally employed Missourians--with America's struggling economy and expanding national debt.

He also blamed Obama of caving into Republican desires after Democrats were soundly beaten by the GOP in the mid-term elections earlier this month.

U.S. Representative from mid-Missouri Blaine Lutkemeyer (R-Mo.) says he's pleased by the president's decision.

He said Obama is taking the right steps to solve the country's financial problems.


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