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Article 1, sec. 6 of Constitution requires Congress to set its own pay (not the President).  The 27h Amendment , applied 1992, requires that all such pay raises do not take effect until after the next congress is sworn in.  Article 2, sec. 3 states tht the Presient shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed (and Congress passed no such law)..  Also no part of any executive order may direct agencies (such as treasury) to conduct illegal or unconstitutional activities by paying for these pay raises.

 

President Obama violated his oath of office on Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 when under his executive order, he gave to returning members of Congress, the Vice-President, and all federal workers  1/2 to 1 % raise in pay taking effect on March 27, 2013 

1 year, 11 months ago on Are Executive Orders Constitutional?

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