The latest complete information on the average GDP growth thru the 2nd quarter of the Obama administration is in. Its not flat lined as some predicted, but at 1.3 percent its still the worst recovery in US history.
With almost no growth, how can there be new tax revenue or increase in salaries? Extracting more from the economy will only cause a further decrease in growth.
As a reminder, here is what a real recovery should resemble. That's 7.9 percent (normalized for inflation).