A federal pay freeze!!! Santa, it wasn't even on your list!
I've never been the kind of poor person to hate on the slightly less poor, so I'm feeling some serious empathy for people whose pay starts (in my location) at $21,641 and maxes out at a grand $27,075.
Happy holidays. You ain't getting a COLA this year (or next) cause someone wants to play bipartisan weasel.