What a way to reward the people who truly serve the nation. This ill-conceived act fits right into President Obama's strategy for a top-down recovery. Why in the world would a true Democrat institute a pay freeze while apparently allowing the very rich to continue getting their tax breaks that were given to them by Bu$hCo? I guess he's not much of a Democrat. It's time for President Obama switch parties & go caucus with the ReThugs. You can also kiss goodbye the votes of these workers. Again, & it's been asked by a lot of people - WTF was he thinking?