Dan Radmacher, Roanoke Times:
President Obama jumped ahead of congressional Republicans in announcing a two-year pay freeze for the federal government's civilian work force.The Kingsport Times-News:
There is, as he noted, a need for Americans to feel a sense of shared sacrifice as the nation's economy continues a wobbly recovery from a long, devastating global recession.
With his job approval ratings in free fall and a second term in jeopardy, President Obama’s latest political ploy — a two-year pay freeze for the majority of federal civilian workers — gives cynicism a bad name.Can that be? Does Obama think most of us (a) aren't bright or (b) have short memories? Who knows.
President Obama must think most Americans aren’t very bright or have short memories.
But the charges - (a) and (b) - and even (c) all of the above - can certainly be leveled against a certain nitwit at the Roanoke Times.