Tag Archives: Federal Workers

Public Sector Unions are a Shadow Political Party

There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that establishes or condones the use of collective bargaining by federal workers.  The Founding Fathers did not want a separate elite political class to seize political control of the country, yet that is exactly what has happened since the establishment of public sector unions. 

 

How public sector unions obtained this power is a little-discussed phenomenon, since the media are largely supportive of this seizure of power and administrative control of public policy...

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Mendacity: Lawmakers Renege on Pledge to Give Up Shutdown Paychecks

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, vowed to donate her salary to charity if all federal workers didn’t get back pay after the shutdown. A spokesman said that because federal workers did get paid, the senator is collecting her own check.

A few did make good on their promises. Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, sent a check for $7,733.33 to the financial clerk of the U.S. Senate on Nov. 4 to make up for his pay during the shutdown...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics: Federal Workers ‘Absent’ 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers

A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers do, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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Shutdown Showdown: Only 4 FEC Employees Deemed ‘Essential’ Out of 339

Only "essential" employees of the federal government are still working during the shutdown. And at the Federal Election Commission that means practically no one is coming one. 

According to a report by the Center for Public Integrity, only 4 of the employees on the FEC's staff of 339 are working through the shutdown. That's because only those 4 are considered "essential."...

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Union Members Paid by Democrats to Protest World War II Vets

It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it “closed” and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close. And the administration knows that every day, tour groups consisting of WWII vets, now mostly in their late 80s or early 90s, come to Washington to visit the memorial. So the administration couldn’t resist closing the WWII memorial by putting up barricades, as part of their effort to dramatize how terrible the government “shutdown” is...

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If 900,000 federal workers can be furloughed as ‘non-essential,’ why employ them?

Why should American taxpayers pay for any non-essential workers?

If we can do without nearly 900,000 "non-essential" personnel today with all their costly benefits and accruing pensions, why not tomorrow? And next week? And next year? Which is the smaller government argument that so many conservatives will make in advance of Nov. 4, 2014.

Now just 399 days away...

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92% Of Federal Employees Don’t Want Obamacare

Forbes cites a new survey of federal workers that reveals over 92% of them think they should be allowed to keep their current health care plans, instead of being forced into ObamaCare.  Less than 3% of them are eager to jump aboard the train-wreck ObamaCare exchanges that so many private workers are being forced into.  Also, 96% of them want federal retirees to keep their current insurance programs, instead of Medicare...

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