Allen West Hopes Obama’s References to ‘Investment’ Are Not ‘A Synonym’ For ‘Government Spending'

Allen West talks to CNS News

That’s one of the key things we have to do is not just about freezing these salaries, it’s about the automatic pay raises,” West told

“We have to look at – when you talk about the efficiencies of government reform, you’ve got a public sector that’s outpacing the private sector in compensation and growth period and when I hear the President start talking about investment, I hope that is not a synonym for government spending because if that is the case then we’re not for it.”

When asked if federal employees’ salaries should be cut, West said that “realigning” public and private sector compensation is one of the things Congress needs to consider”