All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Not Enough?

The professional whiner class laments:

The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama'sproposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough."
"It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind of clarity that the administration values the federal workforce and doesn't believe it should continue to bear an enormously disproportionate share of deficit reduction," David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said in a statement.
Its not enough?  Today more people are employed by the federal government than the entire population of the original 13 colonies.  The bureaucrats don't have to worry about health insurance, retirement, or if their employer was profitable and can make payroll. Despite the fact that the vast majority of those employed by the only serve to hurt our country, they still get regular pay increases, great benefits and generous time off.
I agree this raise is "absolutely unconscionable".  The 1% raise is in addition to, time in grade, location pay, promotion and departmental incentive and all other raises.  The 1% is simply a cost of living raise given IN ADDITION to all the other raises, bonuses and perks.  It is "absolutely unconscionable".  They should be getting pink slips.
The government has been destroying the private sector economy for decades.  In the last 4 years we have seen a blatant attempt to return the US economy to the same level as the great depression.  True Obama has been leading the charge to destroy the US, but its what the bureaucrats have been working on for years. 
I finished doing  my taxes.  Last year I earned $10,000 less than the year before.  The year before I earned almost the same amount that I did my first full year out of college.  Today I'm making the exact same hourly rate that I did as a college student, over 20 years ago.  Where is my raise?  Hell where are jobs equal to my level of education and work experience?  I'd take one if I could find it.  I've been looking for a job that earns enough to support my family for the last 4 years.  Incidentally that's how long I've been out of adequate work. 
I work six days a week. A quarter of my pay goes for health insurance. I get 80 hours of time off a year for six days and vacation.  It takes a months pay just to cover my property taxes.  Retirement?  At this company my retirement, if I skimp, will keep me in mac and cheese, for maybe six months.  Those "very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000" with the great benefits, 100% job security and retirement, look damn good to me.   How do you get that gig?
I don't want to sound ungrateful.  I have a job.  I know lots of other guys who are worse off than I am.  I know guys that are so far behind the 8 ball that if things turned around tomorrow and they started making what they are capable of it would take them the next ten years just to get back to where they were 2 years ago.
A 1% raise isn't enough?  The people who pay your salaries are barely getting by, in large part due to your polices.  If you're not making enough why not go out and try to get a job in the economy that you helped create?  Try making a profit with the regulations, taxes, and endless bureaucratic hoop jumping you require of the tax payers. 

Its not enough? Shut up and crawl back under your tax payer provided rock!


  1. A quarter of my pay goes for health insurance

    Yes, me too. I'm going backwards a little bit every month. I'll be taking money out of my retirement.

  2. I also was thinking a government job would be good to have. Then I too could whine about how hard I have it when 10%+ percent of the population is unemployed and probably have the same skills most of the time.

    One would be much better off working for a city or state than the feds. I wonder how many realize that the light at end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.

  3. Bitching about a RAISE when 1/3 of the work force is out of work or underemployed is uncalled for. We should be closing down much of the to save the country, not giving them a raise.