Five more months of current budget levels. That’s what all but three of the largest federal agencies will have to operate with under a new spending package rushed through Congress late last week. President Bush is expected to sign the bill tonight, keeping the government running after the 2009 fiscal year begins at 12:01 a.m. The package is a combination of three distinct spending bills — Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs — and a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government funded through March 6. Among the features of the CR: • A 3.9 percent average raise for federal employees in the General Schedule system — an increase over President Bush’s proposed 2.9 percent raise...... http://federaltimes.com/index.php?S=3750352 While they ask us to bail out their high crimes & misdemeanors, they get mo' MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!