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  • A large portion of protesters who show up suddenly in given cities are government workers.

    01/29/2017 12:54:23 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies
    Can't tell you | 29 January 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Government workers who have leave time are a large portion of the protesters. If the media would do its job, we would have documentation.
  • Election results give momentum to worker freedom

    11/14/2016 11:54:42 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2016 12:02 AM | By Chantal Lovell and Vincent Vernuccio
    Does a Trump presidency mean public employees across the country will be freed from being forced to pay government unions against their will? With one seat on the Supreme Court already vacant and more expected to open up in the next few years as aging justices retire, President-elect Trump — already dubbed the "Nominator-in-Chief" — has great power to shape the future of public sector unionization. If Trump nominates one of the roughly two dozen people he pledged to consider to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, it's likely public employees nationwide would earn freedom from being forced to support...
  • Good News: 35% Of Government Workers Might Quit If Trump Wins

    11/02/2016 8:46:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11-2-16 | Editorial
    Big Government: A new survey finds that more than a third of federal workers are threatening to quit their jobs should Donald Trump prevail in the presidential election. If only that were true. A survey of federal employees by the Government Business Council and GovExec.com found that 14% said they would "definitely" consider quitting their jobs if Trump wins the election on Nov. 8, another 13% said they might consider it. Just 65% said they'd stay on at their jobs no matter who wins. Whatever Trump's many flaws, that's an awfully tempting reason to cast a ballot for him. Except...
  • Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,932,000

    09/02/2016 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:01 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Government employees in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 9,932,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal, state and local government employed 22,213,000 people in August, while the manufacturing sector employed 12,281,000. …
  • DISTURBING fact about government workers shows Trump was right on this point all along…

    01/09/2016 7:23:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 154 replies
    Allen West ^ | 1/9/2016 | The Analytical Economist
    It's a good thing Trump wants to rebuild our manufacturing base, because it truly has taken a hit. We've turned from a nation of builders to burger flippers. To put in perspective just how bad things have gotten - there were more Americans employed in manufacturing in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor than there are today, despite the fact that the population then was a fraction of what it is today. In that time, there was 1 person employed in manufacturing for every 10.6 people in the overall population compared to 1 person employed in government for every...
  • 21,995,000 to 12,329,000: Government Employees Outnumber Manufacturing Employees 1.8 to 1

    09/08/2015 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | September 8, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Those employed by government in the United States in August of this year outnumbered those employed in the manufacturing sector by almost 1.8 to 1, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 21,995,000 employed by federal, state and local government in the United States in August, according to BLS. By contrast, there were only 12,329,000 employed in the manufacturing sector. The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment numbers for both government and manufacturing going back to 1939. In the first 50 years of the 76-year span since then, manufacturing out-employed government. But in August 1989,...
  • Law Introduced to Curb Porn Crisis in Govt. Agencies

    02/24/2015 11:51:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 24, 2015
    An epidemic of federal employees watching pornography on government computers during work hours has gotten so out of control that legislation has been introduced in Congress to contain the embarrassing crisis. Porn has for years been part of the job at some government agencies and in fact a number of federal audits have long documented the enraging details of how our tax dollars are being wasted. Judicial Watch has also reported on this for years, especially the porn crisis at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the agency charged with policing the nation’s financial industry. While the economy crumbled, the...
  • Former U.S. Postal Worker Who Says He Got ‘Lazy’ Sentenced to Probation, Fine

    01/22/2015 12:24:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Former U.S. postal worker who says he got ‘lazy’ sentenced It’s long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe that’s because if they fail to do the job right, they could end up charged with a federal crime. A now-former U.S. Postal Service worker from ­Eugene learned that the hard way after police recovered nearly 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail from two bins on his front porch in July. The bins contained primarily merchant advertisements (or “junk” mail), but included 27 voter ballots from May’s primary election and more than 200 items...
  • Government Workers’ Insurance Plans Cover Sex Change Surgery

    11/08/2014 9:21:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 08 Nov 2014 11:08 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Government employees who receive their health insurance coverage through Aetna will be eligible for sex-change operations next year, the company has announced. […] “Aetna has long been supportive of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community,” the company said last month. Aetna is among the first carriers in the federal insurance program that offers coverage for the surgeries. In addition, Kaiser, which enrolled some 240,000 federal workers last year, and the Foreign Service Benefit plan, covering members of the American Foreign Service Protective Association, also cover transgender services. …
  • Investigation: Feds overpaid $70B to Medicare Advantage

    06/04/2014 3:10:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2014 | By Ferdous Al-Faruque
    The federal government wrongfully paid Medicare Advantage programs almost $70 billion, mostly through overbilling between 2008 and 2013, according to a new report. The Center for Public Integrity released the first of its four part investigative series Wednesday on Medicare Advantage payments that examines the use of risk scores used by providers to charge the government more for sicker patients. Medicare Advantage covers nearly 16 million people and is expected to cost more than $150 billion this year. However, reviews by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have also found billing errors in 30 percent or more of patient...
  • Government Workers Cost 45% More Than Private Sector Workers - Duhhhhh!!

    03/15/2014 7:07:52 AM PDT · by harpu · 16 replies
    www.bls.gov ^ | 03/12/14 | Economic News Release
    The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% more than an equivalent worker in the private sector. For the month of December 2013, employers in private industry spent an average of $29.63 per employee hour worked, but the equivalent cost for a government worker averaged $42.89 per hour. Not only do government employees average 33% higher pay than those in the private sector, their pension and retirement benefit costs are now an incredible 254% higher also. Given that compensation formulas for federal,...
  • DHS Abusing Overtime Pay

    11/01/2013 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    The latest report from the U.S. Office of Special Council has found some serious waste in the Department of Homeland Security. Shocking! The report shows a collection of data showing that nearly $8.7 million in overtime pay was spent on employees who were sometimes doing nothing more than watching “sports and entertainment” channels on TV. According to the government investigator, collecting overtime pay in the DHS is a “long-standing abuse” and has become a “persistent pattern”. Employees have been able to take advantage of a program known as Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime. This system is meant to be used only for...
  • Furloughed Workers Seeking Unemployment Pay in D.C.

    10/02/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 10/2/13 | NBC Washington DC
    Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are beginning to file for unemployment benefits with the District of Columbia. Najla Haywood, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Employment Services, says all initial claims for unemployment need to be filed online due to the increased demand.
  • Shocker: New Survey Finds Nearly Every Federal Employee Rejects ObamaCare

    08/13/2013 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 12, 2013 | By Merrill Matthews
    Who knew that when President Obama promised, “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period,” he was only referring to federal employees … and himself? A new survey of 2,500 federal employees and retirees found that 92.3 percent believe federal workers should keep their current health insurance and not be forced into ObamaCare. Only 2.9 percent say they should become part of the new health insurance exchanges. I suspect a similar percentage of private sector employees would also like to keep their coverage, but most won’t get that option. What...
  • Obama: ‘Economy Would Be Much Better Off’ With More Government Workers

    07/30/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 30, 2013 - 4:37 PM | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama—citing the job losses since he took office—said “the economy would be much better off,” unemployment would be 6.5 percent and the national deficit would be in decline if there were more federal, state and local government workers. “If those layoffs had not happened, if public sector employees grew like they did in the past two recessions, the unemployment rate would be 6.5 instead of 7.5,” Obama said. “Our economy would be much better off, and the deficit would still be going down because we would be getting more tax revenue.” …
  • Pension Falsehoods -- And Realities

    06/17/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 17 June 2013 | Karl Denninger
    There's dumb and then there's really dumb. The executive of Sacramento County in California recently attributed the increase in his county’s pension costs to “investment losses during the recession.” The official, Brad Hudson, is right that public pension costs are growing, but not that investment losses are to blame. To the contrary, these expenses are rising despite gains in pension-fund investments. Oh really? The article goes on to say that the Dow is up 15% from December 31st 2007 to June 3rd of this year. True. But annualized this is less than a 3% rate of return, while the pension...
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Official Earns $330K Without Working

    06/09/2013 1:58:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | 06/09/2013 | Thomas Peele and Daniel J. Willis
    BART's top-paid worker of 2012 never worked a day With a gross salary of more than $333,000, BART's highest-paid employee last year wasn't its general manager, police chief or a worker who racked up gobs of overtime scrubbing grime from filthy train seats. It was someone who did no work at all for BART in 2012: Dorothy Dugger, the agency's former general manager who resigned under pressure more than two years ago. Under a lucrative retirement scheme, Dugger, 57, quietly stayed on the books, burning off nearly 80 weeks of unused vacation time, drawing paychecks and full benefits for more...
  • 3.6 Percent Unemployment—for Government Workers

    04/05/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    There is a bright spot in the March jobless numbers, if government is your line of work. The unemployment rate for civilian government workers dropped to 3.6 percent in March from 3.8 percent in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. …
  • The Lost Concept of a Public Servant

    01/14/2013 4:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is the second in a series on unions in America.Public Servant is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a government official or employee. When I was growing up that perception was accepted on a near-universal basis. Christopher Stevens, our deceased Libyan Ambassador, would fulfill that role in most people’s eyes. Certainly members of the military are truly public servants. But because of public employee unions, our former public servants are really at odds with the public. We have felt that our public employees were against us for a long time as they have used their unionized power to collect massive...
  • New Evidence Confirms Federal Bureaucrats Don’t Work Very Hard, Paid Too Much

    12/14/2012 7:36:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    My Cato Institute colleague, Chris Edwards, put together a remarkable (and depressing) chart showing that federal bureaucrats get almost twice the level of compensation as workers in the productive sector of the economy. Defenders of the bureaucracy (including a federal pay panel dominated by bureaucrats) claim that government employees actually are underpaid because…well…just because.My modest contribution to the debate was to put together a chart based on the Labor Department’s JOLTS data, which shows that bureaucrats are far less likely to voluntarily leave their jobs than folks in the private sector, which is very strong evidence that they are being...