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President says civilian federal workers will not get a raise in 2019. Most folks think that most federal employees work here in the Washington area - but actually the opposite is true: 80% work elsewhere, including swing and red states /1
Approximate number of civilian govt. workers/voters in the following states will not get raises in 2019, because of @realDonaldTrump's decision today:
#FL: 79K
#GA: 72K
#IA: 9K
#KY: 23K
#MICH: 26K
#MO: 34K
#NC: 44K
#OH: 50K
#PA: 60K
#TX: 114K
#VA: 136K
#WV: 15K
#WISC: 15K
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/3 Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin & Pennsylvania by some 80,000 votes, but says today that he's denying 101,000 civilian workers in those states a raise next year - and announcing it two months before a midterm election, and two years before he'll likely face voters again himself
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