Van Hollen Cold To Pay Freeze | Talking Points Memo

A lot of Dems aren’t thrilled with President Obama’s federal pay freeze plan.

Here’s Chris Van Hollen, soon to be House Dems’ top budget guy. “It would have been far preferable for the White House to have included this as part of a comprehensive proposal, instead of singling out the hard working men and women of the federal workforce. By focusing exclusively on federal employees, the Administration runs the risk of reinforcing the myth, pushed by some for politically convenient but cynical reasons, that America suffers from a federal government comprised of unproductive and overpaid civil servants. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

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