Donald Trump has canceled pay raises for 2 million federal employees. They’d been expecting about 2 percent pay raises.

He says the U.S. can’t afford across-the-board pay raises. Certainly not after a budget-busting tax cut for the wealthy. He also wants to go to a “performance-based” plan. You can imagine what it will take to be viewed as a meritorious performer by Trump and his enablers.

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