Missouri's AFL-CIO says President Obama made the wrong step in proposing a salary freeze for federal workers. Jamal Andress has more from the state Capitol.
Wrap: The president is pushing for the freeze, saying it'll help fix the U.S. deficit.
But Missouri AFL-CIO Treasurer Herb Johnson says this will prove no help for the country.
|Description: "That money will no longer be in circulation and it's just one more notch against a recovering economy."|
While the president's decision drew criticism from unions, he got praise from Republicans.
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri said in a statement that he was "encouraged" by the plan.
The president says the federal pay freeze will save more than $2 billion by June.
From Jefferson City I'm Jamal Andress.
The Missouri AFL-CIO says President Obama's plan to freeze the salaries of federal workers is not the right way to deal with the deficit. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap: The U.S. deficit is more than $13 trillion.
The president says the pay freeze would help fix that.
But Missouri AFL-CIO Treasurer Herb Johnson says it won't fix anything.
Johnson says all it'll do is help the rich.
|Description: "It is my opinion the Bush Tax Cuts must come to an end. They created the deficit to begin with, these people came in with a surplus budget, and they immidiately cut the taxes to the rich and privilieged."|
Those tax cuts expire at the end of the year, unless Congress votes to extend them.
From the state Capitol, I'm Jamal Andress.