“Path to Prosperity” — Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan — Doesn’t Include Federal Workers
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan wants to create a “path to prosperity” for American workers.
But government employees are not invited to come along.
Ryan, the House Budget Committee’s chairman, has sponsored the Republicans’ budget cutting plan (dubbed “Path to Prosperity”) that would slash nearly $370 billion from the federal workforce over 10 years.
Government workers already are going through a two-year freeze on raises. Ryan’s proposal would extend it three more years for a total of five.
Ryan also wants federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement plans, but hasn’t said how much more.
And he’d like to see the size of the government workforce reduced by 10% through the elimination of 200,000 positions as they become vacant.
Ryan and his GOP colleagues believe public employees have enjoyed “privileged rules” for too long. They contend most private-sector workers support the changes because they “reflect the growing frustration” most Americans feel toward government bureaucrats.
To Learn More:
Republican 2013 Budget Proposal (by Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee)
Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan Hits Federal Workers (by Joe Davidson, Washington Post)
House Republicans to Create Budget Czar with Executive Powers: Paul Ryan (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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