1. WSJ: People Biden Did Not Forget

The President takes care of a key constituency.

While poor souls who helped America and even some U.S citizens may be left to the horrors of Kabul, the President hasn’t forgotten to make Washington a happier place.
2. On Friday, Biden announced that he was invoking his legal authority under “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare” to increase salaries for roughly two million members of the federal civilian workforce.
3. Yes, after creating the veritable model of incompetent governance recently witnessed by horrified Americans and allies around the world, Mr. Biden has decided this is the moment to declare a swamp-wide pay raise.
4. This taxpayer-funded increase is especially generous because the average federal worker already makes significantly more than the average person toiling away in the productive economy.
5. What on earth does this latest raid on taxpayers have to do with addressing national emergencies?

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