by Warner Todd Huston | July 2, 2010 11:40 am
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 YouCut.com 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.
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