The Definition of Insanity Is…

…I bet you thought I was going to write something like, “….doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Nope. Regarding the federal worker pay freezes, David Weigel notes:

The letter from OFA director Mitch Stewart points out — accurately — that Obama froze White House staff salaries on his first day in office. And as we all remember, that move prevented the subsequent rise of an anti-spending conservative movement that would imperil Obama’s agenda and win the 2010 elections.

Although I do think Larry Summers should have to give back some of his salary….

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4 Responses to The Definition of Insanity Is…

  1. Juice says:

    What’s most important to the country is that the party you like stays in office.
    But it shouldn’t matter much. The administration has kept inflation to near 0%. So a cost of living increase isn’t needed.

  2. Burnham Wood says:

    The administration has kept inflation to near 0%. So a cost of living increase isn’t needed.

    Didn’t the federal worker’s health premiums just go up 7%?

  3. Birger Johansson says:

    You are acting on the false premise that Obama has different values than the Republicans. Here is the very first act of bipartisanship by the Obama administration:
    “Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe” http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/12/wikileaks-cable-obama-quashed-torture-investigation

  4. katydid13 says:

    Yes, federal worker’s health premiums when up an average of 7%. So we are all getting an effective pay cut. Plus, most of us are located in Washington, which keeps posting gains in housing prices and increasing rents.

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