Posted: September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNNMoney) — Union groups for federal employees don’t like a piece of President Obama’s plan to cut $3 trillion from deficits over the next decade — the one that has all federal workers contributing more to their pensions.

President Obama’s proposal would call on all federal employees to contribute 2% of their paycheck into their pension benefits, more than double the current 0.8%. The proposal would phase in the hikes for workers starting in 2013.

On this week’s Political Notebook, President Obama’s push for deficit reduction and jobs are the main topics for CNN’s Peter Hamby and Bob Costantini. Plus, Rick Perry courts Jewish voters. And the drive for a new bridge with major political lanes.

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