Nancy Pelosi: Federal employees like Senators and Reps shouldn’t ‘carry an undue burden’ by paying more into their pensions (VIDEO)
It’s tough being a federal employee. Especially if you are a Senator like Ben Cardin, or a House of Representatives member like Steny Hoyer. According to the Daily Caller, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think federal employees like Cardin, Hoyer (or Pelosi herself) should ‘carry an undue burden’ by paying more into their tax payer funded pension plans. That “undue burden” would have been a whopping 1.5% increase in their pension contributions to pay for the payroll tax holiday that Republicans caved on again.
“No, no. I think that we can do better than that. I support the actions of Mr. Hoyer who’s been a leader on this,” Pelosi told TheDC on Capitol Hill Thursday.
“Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Cardin, to name a few of the — a couple of the conferees plus our distinguished Whip who’s been a champion for our federal employees. They do great work for our country. We all have to make sacrifices in this. They should not carry an undue burden.”