Originally Posted by The Postmaster General
That happens every few years in the human service field due to COLA increases. People with longevity get their salaries somewhat standardized with the starting workers. Few people grumble but no one revolts. In 15 years I've never seen anyone quit or get disgruntled over it. The general consensus as far as I've seen has been that it's heavily supported because it keeps bringing in new talent and keeps positions filled.
Perhaps not right away because its not as if COLA happens overnight. It happens slowly but gradually and its like that metaphor of a frog in the slower boiling water. Many people never believe (or want to face the reality) that cost of living will increase and effect them negatively but it always does gradually in small doses. Long term its a terrible detriment to people like them whether the recognize it or not but many eventually do sooner or later.
And yeah government subsidies are bad mmm'kay. Combating something bad with something else that is bad multiplies the badness. Two negatives does not equal a positive.