Obama's proposed pay freeze reflects the public's mood

U.S. President Barack Obama's proposal to freeze salaries of federal civilian employees is a response to growing public support for measures aimed at narrowing the budget deficit. Even before the Democratic Party's setback in the midterm election, Obama said the government was headed for a fiscal reckoning. "Small businesses and families are tightening their belts," he said. "Their government should, too."

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