Addressing the issue of federal pay, Obama said his team has examined pay levels, “and the data we get back indicates that high-skilled workers in government are slightly underpaid. Lower-skilled workers are slightly overpaid relative to the private sector,” according to the article.
In his speech, Obama said he wanted to avoid lay-offs. But, he added, “if that’s the only way to achieve the savings, then we have to make some decisions about what that means in terms of services.”
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