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By Phil Piemonte

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Everybody wants to get into the act...

Wow. If you (or we) thought things would calm down for feds after the elections, we all have another think coming.

For one thing, a major newspaper (yup, USA Today again) has run another piece taking aim at feds who make $150K or more. Guess that’s par for the course at this point.

But now the two co-chairs of the president’s bipartisan deficit commission have released a set of draft recommendations that include a downsizing of the federal workforce and a pay freeze, as well as a list of other suggested cost-saving measures that would put the squeeze on various agencies across the government.

Of course, these are only draft recommendations, and they will be hotly discussed among the 18 members of the group, officially known as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Fourteen of these members must agree on the final document by Dec. 1, after which it is slated to be sent to the president.

You can find some of the draft recommendations here. We’ll bet you have some comments…

Posted by Phil Piemonte on Nov 12, 2010 at 12:13 PM


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