Public Favors Wage Freeze

May 27, 2010
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A wage freeze for federal workers is the vote winner in the House Republican YouCut poll this week. YouCut is designed to gather citizen input online regarding which federal programs to cut.

So far, the GOP’s proposed cuts aren’t very big, and I’ve suggested some larger ones. But a good sign is that the largest cut of those offered has won the most votes two weeks in a row, suggesting that the public is eager for spending reforms.

I understand that the House will vote today on the wage freeze idea. So we will see whether or not policymakers believe in restraint for the labor market’s elite workers during a time when many private-sector workers are struggling.

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