Nothing at all. Here’s what I don’t get about Obama’s proposal to freeze federal workers’ salaries: he got nothing in return. Just like he did with healthcare.
And he is out of his fucking skull if he thinks either the Republicans or the Very Serious People are going to give him credit for this. All they will do is say this is a good start, and then demand even more. Oops, we find that this isn’t even called a good start, but only a token one.
Is there anyone at the White House who has ever negotiated for anything? I can understand bargaining this away (I wouldn’t be happy about it, but I get it), but he gave this away for free. No concessions by Republicans, nothing.
Maybe Obama just doesn’t care about jobs or wages, since it’s hard to believe that he can be this stupid.