On December 27th it seems that President Obama signed ANOTHER, executive order, 139 executive orders so far. In a comparable amount of time in their presidencies, President George W. Bush signed 160 executive orders, while President Bill Clinton signed 364. By the way, executive orders are numbered consecutively, so you can easily count how many each president signed.
President Obama gave a nice holiday gift to Vice President Biden, Congress, and other well paid federal workers. He signed an executive order ending the federal pay freeze.
After the pay increase, VP Biden will make $231,900 per year.Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
The raises might not be huge, but they’re raises nonetheless, and probably more than most American workers and taxpayers are getting. Oh yeah, and we’re the one paying those salaries.When is the last time you got a raise? Me? It’s been over 4 years.