Monday, November 29, 2010

AP: Of Course the Federal Pay Freeze is a "Symbolic Gesture" - But It's Also a Clear Sign the White House "Got the Message" From Voters on Deficits!

Oh, those Associated Press writers.

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.

“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.
May I ask the obvious question?

Is Robert Gibbs ghost-writing for the AP now in his spare time?


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