Groups Urge ‘No’ Vote on Ryan Budget Proposal
by Ian Smith |
The Federal-Postal Coalition is urging House members to vote against the recently proposed FY 2013 budget proposal released by the House Budget Committee.
In a letter the Coalition penned this week on behalf of the 4.6 million federal and postal workers represented by its member organizations, it said that the cuts in the budget proposal unfairly target federal workers and do not represent shared sacrifice in spending cuts.
The letter states, in part, “The 2011 and 2012 pay freeze that federal employees are continuing to live under will produce $60 billion in savings over 10 years. The recently enacted Unemployment Insurance extension legislation will take another $15 billion from federal and postal employees in increased pension contributions for a current total of $75 billion. This is not shared sacrifice.”
The budget proposal introduced last week by Ryan and the House Budget Committee would extend the pay freeze through 2015, increase pension contributions for federal workers, and cut the size of the workforce by 10% through attrition.
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