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Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: BillyOcean] #2896813
01/11/19 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How about:

Tax capital gains as ordinary income

Fire 20% of clerks in every govt agency

End all foreign wars

Topless beaches


You should go back to ignoring politics again.


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Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: trevorbc] #2896919
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Originally Posted By: trevorbc
I'm also trying to dispel old myths. Like government workers have such amazing retirement packages (not true anymore at least for fed employees), promotion isn't based on merit, they can't get fired, and on and on. Those are all the things right wing media tells you to create an enemy. They are trying to divert your attention from what the real cost drivers of our debt are.


Yep, there's a difference in Fed vs local government. I think most of the ridiculous retirement scams were going on at the state level.

For feds, their advancement is based on step increases, there are also COLA (cost of living) increases, but don't think they're guaranteed.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversigh...rade-increases/

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Within-grade step increases are based on an acceptable level of performance and longevity (waiting periods of 1 year at steps 1-3, 2 years at steps 4-6, and 3 years at steps 7-9). It normally takes 18 years to advance from step 1 to step 10 within a single GS grade if an employee remains in that single grade.


Note, pay varies by one's location as well:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/

Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: trevorbc] #2897068
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Trevor,
yourmomworkedforastate...theydontgettaxedfor socialsecurity andshechoseher fate.
mtspacebarisfuctandsospeed read.
BTW In my experience thestatepensionsaremuchbetterthan fed.


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Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: afoaf] #2897071
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Yay for state pensions!

And thank you taxpayers of california@


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Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: GromsDad] #2897138
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