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President Biden’s budget proposes a 5.2 percent pay increase for federal government workers, an amount higher than the average annual pay increase experienced by private sector workers.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls only increased by 4.7 percent from January 2022 through January 2023. This means federal employees would receive a larger pay increase than private sector workers on average under Biden’s plan. Additionally, real wages – adjusted for inflation – have declined for private sector workers by 1.5% in the past year.

Biden’s pay raise a handout to key-Democrat special interests

Biden’s 5.2 percent pay raise for federal workers is the largest on record since President Jimmy Carter in 1980.

The proposal would be a significant benefit to a key constituency for Democrats. Roughly 89 percent of all federal political contributions from public sector unions went to Democrat candidates in the 2022 election cycle, totaling nearly $80 million.

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