FMA NATIONAL PRESIDENT RENEE JOHNSON CALLS NEW BUDGET A SIGNIFICANT SETBACK FOR FEDS - May 24, 2017
Trumpís budget shows feds little love despite pay hike
By Joe Davidson, Washington Post
Perhaps only the heartlessness the presidentís budget demonstrates for the poor, the hungry and the sick exceeds the billionaireís absence of empathy for the federal employees who serve them.
The damage President Trumpís fiscal 2018 spending plan would do to whatís left of services for those in need is well chronicled elsewhere. Here we examine his proposed undermining of retirement programs for middle-class workers who make up the federal workforce. Itís unlikely the budget will become law as written, however, and some Republicans on Capitol Hill donít even like it.
Trumpís plan, released Tuesday, leaves federal employees livid, despite its 1.9 percent pay raise. Even the usually staid Federal Managers Association called the budget ďa significant setback and slap in the face.Ē Association President Renee Johnson welcomed the pay increase, but said it ďpales in comparison and is outweighed by the damaging cuts to benefits.Ē