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View Diary: Santa Came Early This Year for the Federal Contractors, Just Not Their Employees (18 comments)

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  •  It's a classic of the genre: (1+ / 0-)
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    VClib

    It may have all the significant facts wrong, but it's chockful of truthiness.

    •  well, if *you* say so. :-) n/t (1+ / 0-)

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 07:00:53 AM PST

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      •  the law says so. (1+ / 0-)
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        It's quoted above.

        •  If you have problems (0+ / 0-)

          If you disagree, feel free to as the General Counsel at POGO, whose article I quoted above. I'm sure he'd be willing to explain his interpretation.

          The contractor compensation cap rose 24.8% from last year, but only 10% the prior year and only 1.4% the year before that. That, to me, seems very inconsistent for a formula; it seems like a discretionary judgment. They might have to raise it, but there's flexibility.

          Additionally, the first change under Obama's presidency was the 5/21/2009 change, an 11.8% increase in the cap from $612,196 to $684,181. Obama said earlier this year he wants to cap it at $400,000, his own compensation. Why didn't the Democrats even broach the idea when they could have done something about it? I tried to search the topic but couldn't find anything.

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