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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Federal workers may not get payroll tax holiday

By Joe Davidson
Ed O'Keefe

For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, Scrooge seems to be running the merrymakers out of town.

It's the holiday season, but federal staffers, along with millions of state and local public employees, won't get the tax holiday included in legislation that jumped a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday.

At the same time, those federal workers, the ones covered by the Civil Service Retirement System, are facing a two-year pay freeze, as are most government employees. On top of that, an agreement reached last week between President Obama and congressional Republicans would end the Making Work Pay program, which provided a $400 annual tax credit.

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By Joe Davidson  | December 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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Comments

Sounds about right.

This war against federal workers is comical at best and pointless on the whole yet Obama seems hellbent on making them out to be the scapegoats

Most liberal federal workers that I know will not be voting for Obama whatsoever due to this pathetic war on them

They make little as it is and work just as hard as the private practice world

Posted by: Bious | December 14, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

People who don't have to pay into social security don't get the social security kickback? Shocking!

Posted by: getjiggly1 | December 14, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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