Obama famously instituted a salary freeze for all White House staffers earning more than $100,000 on his first day in office because "during this period of economic emergency, families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington."
Of 344 White House employees who were listed on the payroll in both White House's 2009 and 2010 salary reports, 253—or 74%—got raises in 2010. And among that lucky overwhelming majority, the average raise was 9%. And plenty of people making more than $100,000 a year did get a raise as long as a title change came with it.
Answer by m-avi at 1:26 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
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Answer by SweetLuci at 1:29 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
This exists in all sectors. Semantics used in terms of the definition of salary- bonuses generally not included. My husband makes way more money than I do (hour for hour) and his raise was higher than mine. Plus he gets additional benefits and compensations that I do not- different industry, different job, different parameters. Not every worker is treated the same. I am not surprised. Government spending needs to be trimmed-all of it. If salaries decreased in the private sector, prices for goods and services would fall as well. How many are ready to sign up for a pay cut or job elimination?
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