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Go Ahead, Freeze Our Pay


President Obama's proposed pay freeze is just fine with some federal employees. In fact, they've started a Facebook group about it: It's Okay, Freeze My Pay.

Their pledge:

I don't work for government for the money. I do it to make a difference. Will freezing my pay hurt my family a bit? It sure will...but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for my country. It's a sacrifice I've always made.

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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