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Hoyer Floor Statement on GOP Budget Reconciliation Bill That Targets Federal Employees

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Published on May 10, 2012

First of all, federal employees have contributed $75 billion over the last two years towards helping us reduce the deficit -- $75 billion. No other working American has been asked to do that. You treat federal employees in this House as second-class working people. That's wrong. This is a 5% tax increase on federal employees. Nobody else. Nobody else do we ask. The richest people in America, we don't ask them to help solve this deficit problem. But federal employees, yes, a $75 billion contribution, and you don't blink an eye because it's easy -- because we demagogue about government and, by association, we demagogue about 'bureaucrats' used as an epithet.

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