Democrats Continue to Use Tax $ to Pay Union Members to do Union Business

Once again Democrats decided that it was a good idea to pay workers of federal employee unions 100% of their salary to do union business during work hours instead of doing the job they were hired for. That’s right, instead of paying these federal employees to do the job we the people hired them to do, Democrats are paying these workers to do union business during the workday. It’s on YOUR dime, folks.

The bill was HR 3251, The Federal Employee Accountability Act of 2009, and it would have stopped this practice of paying off union thugs to do nothing on our dime. Gingrey claimed that it would have saved the federal government $1.2 billion in wasted wages that are now given as a gift to union members. This bill was introduced by the Congressional Republicans to get rid of the union sop, but Democrats with their majority pushed this illicit union payoff through to a win for continued graft on a federal level.

The GOP leadership featured this bill on its website. A video featuring Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey explained what it was all about.

Unfortunately, the Democrats marshaled almost 100% compliance from its majority — only nine Democrats voted for this bill — and defeated the accountability that Gingrey wanted to install in federal work rules.

So, once again I have to ask “accountability”? What accountability? Since these union slugs are being paid MY tax money to do union business instead of the job my government hired them to do, I’d say that there’s no accountability at all. Once again, unions are stealing my tax money and Democrats are lining up as willing accomplices to the theft.

If union members want to carry on union business they should do so on their own time and not get paid by our tax dollars to do union business during workday hours. Unions business is decidedly NOT the business of the American people. Federal employees unions are meant only to extort the American people and here Democrats are paying them to extort us all! Public employee unions are antithetical to good government, wholly un-American and thoroughly undemocratic.

Remember this in November, folks.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's, and all Breitbart News' other sites,,, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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