They kill me!
Unfortunately, that hilariously obtuse spin has been scrubbed from the Yahoo! version of AP's article trumpeting Obama's proposed 2-year freeze on federal salaries.
The good news is you can google around and still find it:
While Obama said the federal employee salary freeze was necessary to put the nation on sound fiscal footing, he also said that he didn’t reach the decision lightly.May I ask the obvious question?
“This is not just a line item on a federal ledger,” he said. “These are people’s lives.”
The savings from the pay freeze makes only a small dent in the nation’s $1 trillion-plus budget deficit. But with voters voicing their anger over Washington’s spending during the midterm elections, even a symbolic gesture would show the White House got the message.
Is Robert Gibbs ghost-writing for the AP now in his spare time?