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Sunday
Aug242014

Newsmax - Federal Employees Working Full-Time for Their Unions

Hundreds of federal employees are working full-time for their unions rather than the agencies that pay their salaries.

At the IRS, 286 full-time staffers worked exclusively for the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) while collecting federal paychecks in 2012, the latest year for which statistics are available.

The IRS provides not only salaries but also office space and equipment to NTEU agents representing 92,000 IRS workers, the Washington Times reported.

The IRS deputy commissioner calculates that these union workers spent 573,319 hours on NTEU business that year, the equivalent of 286 full-time employees performing only union labor.

Taxpayers also shelled out $687,400 in travel expenses for the union operatives.

"The union naturally wants greater benefits, bigger salaries and more handsome bonuses, so Congress pays the union to do it," the Times reported.

More than 90 percent of NTEU campaign contributions go to Democrats, according to Kenric Ward, a reporter for Watchdog.org.

And the union's president is Colleen Kelley, an Obama appointee to the Federal Salary Council, which consults with the government on how much to pay federal workers.

"They're not working for taxpayers. Instead, they're working against the agency by bringing grievances and trying to increase the cost to taxpayers through collective bargaining agreements," Nathan Mehrens, president of Americans for Limited Government, told Watchdog.org, a project of the nonprofit Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.

The IRS is not the only federal agency where employees work full time on union business.

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 250 employees are working full time for one of four unions, according to Mehrens' organization.

At the Department of Transportation, 35 employees work exclusively for a union, some receiving annual salaries of more than $170,000.

The Environmental Protection Agency pays more than $1.6 million a year to employees who work full time for their union.

Altogether, "taxpayers spent around $156 million on federal employees who did no federal work at all" in 2012, Mehrens said.

Amy Kremer, former chair of the national Tea Party Express, told Watchdog: "I've always said that no taxpayer money should go to fund any union activity whatsoever, especially partisan politics."

Tuesday
Aug192014

Obama's 4th Branch of Government 

Did you know of these connections to Obama?


 

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser.


CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser, Elizabeth Sherwood.

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to Hillary Clinton’s former Deputy Secretary, Tom Nides.

Now you can see why the media is so deeply in Obama's pocket.

Tuesday
Aug122014

Newsmax - Activist Dressed as Osama bin Laden Crosses Rio Grande Unimpeded

Monday, 11 Aug 2014 02:14 PM

By John Blosser

Conservative activist James O'Keefe has exposed vulnerabilities along the Mexico-Texas border, by crossing a narrow section of the knee-deep Rio Grande River, dressed as Osama bin Laden.

O'Keefe waded across the border from Mexico into the United States wearing a camouflage military jacket and a mask of Osama bin Laden wearing a white turban, with no U.S. Border Patrol agents in sight.


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Friday
Aug012014

Lies, Damned Lies And Liberal Statistics by Ben Crystal

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The graphic above was created by an outfit which calls itself “Occupy Democrats,” it’s the Twitter-attachment-meme version of Democratic talking points which have been floating like the proverbial poop in the punchbowl for a couple of years now.

Through a careful arrangement of demographic data, the graphic attempts to “prove” that Republicans hate poor people, or create poor people, or are mean to poor people, or something to that effect.

I’ll admit, it’s fairly well constructed. The adorable little moppets in the frame are acceptably cute, without coming across too much like catalog models. The girl standing center-right is barefoot, which I presume is supposed to evoke the idea that she can’t afford shoes; or that mean old Republicans are anti-footwear. There are a couple of old beaters, including a decades-old Ford pickup, parked haphazardly. Mom and Dad are there, as well; with Dad sporting a blue collar-type work shirt. And the bold-face print, arranged in simple vertical fashion with varying colors practically screams “LOOK AT WHAT THE GOP DID!”

Furthermore, the statistics are technically correct. However, the statistical construct is a house of cards. If you classify a State as “red” based on that State’s voting in Presidential elections and further classify “poorest” by per capita income, then 97 of the 100 poorest counties are, in fact, in “red” states.

Of course, context is important; and that’s doubtless why the “Occupy Democrats” didn’t include any. Even a cursory examination of the demographics of the 100 poorest counties reveals a decidedly different story. Of the “top” 10, ALL are Democratic strongholds. Expand the pool to the 20 poorest counties, and all but two are regressive redoubts. The theme remains the same throughout the 100 poorest counties in the country. In fact, the few “red” counties on the list are primarily located in the coal fields of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia, where President Barack Obama’s war on the coal industry has laid waste to more acreage than the Islamofascist hordes murdering Iraqi Christians with American-supplied weapons.

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Saturday
Jul262014

CPR - Liberal donors lead in super PAC contributions since ’13

Eric Boehm is a contributor to Watchdog. This piece was originally posted on Watchdog.org.

Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle.

Liberal billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg lead the way, having given nearly $30 million to super PACs during the current cycle, according to a new analysis of political spending by the Sunlight Foundation, which tracks money in politics. In third place is Fred Eychaner, a reclusive Chicago businessman who gave $14 million to Democratic super PACs in the 2012 cycle and has already spent $5.7 million this time around.

Whether the trend of big-spending Democratic donors will continue through Election Day isn’t clear, wrote Jacob Fenton and Stan Oklobdzija, researchers for the Sunlight Foundation.congress-legislature-300x225

“With five months left before the election, torrents of cash will continue to flow into campaigns, and a few donors dropping $5 million apiece could upend this calculus,” they said in their analysis of super PAC spending, which is based on reports filed Sunday by most of the groups.[...]

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