Awwww. President Obama has announced a two-year pay freeze for federal workers, which would save $5 billion in two years and $28 billion in five. The poor babies aren't happy:
"Federal law enforcement officers have been sacrificing for our country since the attacks on 9/11, and now we're being asked to bear the brunt of a failing economy," said Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
"This is disheartening, but it won't dilute our honor for serving our country," he said, adding that a pay freeze should be a last resort, not the first.
The freeze is a nice gesture, but that's all. If the president wants to be serious, let's hear about a 10 percent pay cut and a 10 percent reduction in federal employees, for a start.