Since October 1<sup>st</sup> of last year, federal employees have worked normal business days less than 75 percent of the time.
As if we didn’t already know how useless and unnecessary the EPA is, following the government shutdown we saw just how little we really need them.
Former NSA employees tell Glenn Beck how they were targeted by the government and that the NSA is now collecting data on U.S. citizens.
A few weeks back I took on our federal employees for being delinquent on their taxes to the tune of $1 billion. I received some criticism for that article, principally from readers who thought that government employees were being unfairly singled out. But just as that column appeared, the government confirmed what most knowledgeable people already suspected: federal employees are significantly overpaid.
Imagine a job where you earn an above-average salary. Enjoy plenty of paid leave and enviable health benefits. Get to retire at age 56 with a generous pension. Sound good?
For over thirty years, I have represented citizens in matters with the Internal Revenue Service. Most Americans have an irrational fear of the IRS. Whether they pay very little in taxes or great amounts, they shudder with dread whenever they open a letter from the agency.
Q&A with Steve Forbes about how many new federal jobs have been created under Obama.
Ignorance is bliss?
President Obama’s goofy, gimmicky American Jobs Act, which even the Harry Reid-led Senate rejected Wednesday and which the adult-led House regards with head-shaking bemusement, would throw another $447 billion “stimulus” at the economy, and extend unemployment benefits for another year.
Federal entitlements, which comprise 60% of the budget, have been correctly identified as the root cause of our growing annual deficit. We certainly need to enact significant reforms of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. However, in order to achieve some level of fiscal integrity, there is an equally important change that we must all accept – just saying no.
The first law passed in 1995 after Republicans assumed control of the Congress was quite succinct: “Congress must abide by all the laws that they impose on the rest of America.” Ever since then, hundreds of stories have been written that describe how our Federal government reserves special treatment for itself.
Barack Obama has been at pains to convince voters that he cares about jobs. It seems to be a hard sell. But he certainly can demonstrate that he cares about certain jobs -- the 7 percent of private-sector jobs and 36 percent of public-sector jobs held by union members.
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