It’s not even a pay raise, it would just be an adjustment for increases in cost of living. Most of these NAY comments show a really misinformed attitude towards civil employees. And they’re the same people who will complain that “government just doesn’t work”. Well, when you don’t pay a competitive wage to your employees you will get substandard results all the way down the line.
The government is the one organization that we all own in common and are in charge of making it function to the best of its ability. We are also the ones who are served by said government. People are only hurting themselves and the United States itself when they attack the government and those who serve this country by doing the work that holds everything together. Somewhere along the line people were sold a lie and have chosen to do everything they can to hamper the work of this great country. In my book, that’s not patriotic, but quite the opposite.