Obama orders a pay raise for VP Joe Biden, Congress, and federal employees– DURING fiscal cliff negotiations

As the country teetered on the edge of the fiscal cliff (caused by excess government spending), Obama issued an executive order to raise the salaries of VP Joe Biden (to $231,900/year), Congress (to $174,900/year), and federal employees in general (~0.5% pay raise).  And what will these government pay raises cost American taxpayers? $11 billion.

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