Another day, another 6-10″ of snow. So far, we’ve gotten about 29″, which is nine inches shy of our average at this point, but well above last year’s wonderful winter amount of 2.2″. Ah, 2011. Those were the days. As we approach the pecuniary precipice, there is some good news. If you’re a federal employee, anyway.
Their two-year pay freeze is coming to an end, thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama. That means Congress gets a pay raise, and by golly they deserve it for all the work they do (despite being the least productive Congress since the 1940s).
So good for them.
I’m not looking forward to my taxes going up next week, so it would be nice if they’d earn their raises and actually, you know, do something. It’d be kind of nice if they’d restore that payroll tax cut, too. It’s going to cut into the dog food money, and we don’t have enough cats to supplement their diet. They’ll have to start eating pine cones or something.
Oh well, time to go see how much snow’s in the driveway.