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  • Shrinking Government and Seeing a Shrink

    08/19/2014 10:40:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/18/14 | Richard Fernandez
    The National Treasury Employees Union has a PDF document on its website which shows why any attempt to shrink the government is foredoomed. ”The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) is an independent labor union representing approximately 150,000 employees of 30 agencies of the United States government. The union specializes in representation of non-supervisory federal employees in every classification and pay level in civilian agencies.” The document urges NTEU members to oppose a list of “bad bills” now before congress. Here is the list of “bad bills” verbatim. LEGISLATION PROPOSING REDUCTIONS IN PAY, BENEFITS AND THE SIZE OF THE WORKFORCE H.R....
  • IRS workers spent 521,725 hours on union activities; cost taxpayers $23.5m

    05/21/2014 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    The Treasury Department has revealed to the House Ways and Means Committee that Internal Revenue Service employees spent over 500,000 hours on union activities last year. They estimated the cost to taxpayers at $23.5 million in salary and benefits. “Many Americans would be shocked to learn that IRS employees are unionized,” House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany, R-La., told Secrets. “The IRS has wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and over a half a million employee hours for union activities. It is absurd the IRS has the audacity to habitually come to this committee asking for...
  • Senator Cruz Obamacare Fact of the Day (IRS workers union seeks Husseincare exemption)

    09/25/2013 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Political News ^ | 9/09/13 | Patricia Williams
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the twenty-fifth in a series of facts about Obamacare: The union representing IRS workers — tasked with enforcing Obamacare — vocally opposes participation in the law’s exchanges. IRS union leaders provided their members with a form letter expressing concern with legislation to “push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
  • An NTEU Connection in the IRS Scandal?

    08/07/2013 5:33:40 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/7/2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    FEC Commissioner Don McGahn has released a slew of documents that reveal that left-wing partisan rot has set in at the FEC, as well as at the IRS. Among the staff abuses enumerated are: "[U]nauthorized investigations, unsanctioned work with law enforcement, and cases when documents were kept from commissioners. These abuses were largely aimed at investigating conservative political groups." As Townhall readers know, it now appears that IRS staff (Lois Lerner) colluded with FEC staff to harass the American Issues Project, a sworn enemy of the Obama campaign. So what do the IRS and the FEC staffs have in common?...
  • IRS Chief: I Want to Keep My Health Care Plan, Not Switch to Obamacare

    08/01/2013 9:52:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 8/1/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    IRS chief Daniel Werfel says he wants to keep his health care plan, not switch to Obamacare: "Mr. Werfel, last week your employees who are a member of the National Treasury Employee's Union sent a form letter for union members to send in to ask they be exempt from the exchanges," a congressman asked. "Why are your employees trying to exempt themselves from the very law that you're tasked to enforce?" "I don't want to speak for the NTEU, but I'll offer a perspective as a federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS," said the IRS chief....
  • The IRS: Exempt from Obamacare While Making the Rest of Us Comply

    07/29/2013 7:26:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There are lots of despicable people in Washington engaged in a lot of unsavory behavior, so it would be very difficult to get agreement if you asked regular people to select the most odious feature of the political class. Many people would probably choose corruption as the defining characteristic of Washington, and it would be hard to argue with that choice, but I think hypocrisy is an even better choice. There's something fundamentally wrong when people push for policies while making sure they don't have to abide by the results. Yet it happens all the time in government. 1. It...
  • National Treasury Employees Union Urges Members to Oppose Obamacare … For Themselves

    07/26/2013 11:10:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2013 - 1:12 PM | Ryan Kiernan
    The National Treasury Employees Union is urging its members to oppose legislation that would force federal employees off their government healthcare plans and onto the state and national healthcare exchanges established under Obamacare. Members of Congress and their staffers are already required to participate in the exchanges, which will go into effect next October 1st under the Affordable Care Act. However, a bill (HR 1780) introduced in April by Rep. David Camp (R–Mich.) would extend that requirement to all federal employees, an idea that does not sit well with the union. So NTEU is strongly urging its members—including the Internal...
  • IRS Employees Union Is 'Very Concerned' About Being Required To Enroll In Obamacare

    07/26/2013 1:32:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 26, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Full title: IRS Employees Union Is 'Very Concerned' About Being Required To Enroll In Obamacare's Health Insurance Exchanges In the private sector, many workers are concerned about losing their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage, and being dumped into Obamacare’s subsidized insurance exchanges. Two weeks ago, representatives of three large labor unions fired off a harsh letter to Democratic leaders in Congress, complaining that Obamacare would “shatter…our hard-earned health benefits” and create “nightmare scenarios” for their members. Today, we learn that the National Treasury Employees Union—the union that includes employees of the Internal Revenue Service—is asking its members to write letters to...
  • IRS Employees Refuse To Get Shoved Into Barack Obama’s Crappy Health Care System

    07/26/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Human Events Magazine ^ | 7/26/2013 09:07 AM | John Heyward
    Every other story about Obama’s union pals and government employees demanding waivers from the health-care disaster they supported pale in comparison to this one. ObamaCare is all about expanding the power of the Internal Revenue Service – that’s the only promise it has actually kept, the only part of the 11,000-page program that’s actually working the way it was supposed to. The IRS became as important to health care as any doctor or hospital when ObamaCare was passed, because they are its enforcement arm, and like all central planning schemes, there’s a huge amount of enforcing to be done. And...
  • IRS employee union: We don’t want Obamacare

    07/26/2013 8:38:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 25, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    IRS employees have a prominent role in Obamacare, but their union wants no part of the law. National Treasury Employees Union officials are urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage through President Obama’s health care law. The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
  • The IRS Ten: The New Keating Five

    06/13/2013 6:09:47 AM PDT · by joygrace · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.13.2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Nine senators, congressman follow pattern of S&L scandal: contributions and intervention. So here’s the formula. An independent agency of the U.S. government. United States Senators. A powerful campaign contributor to said United States Senators. A powerful campaign contributor who wants something from said independent agency. Add it all together and what you get is — The Keating Five. And the IRS Ten. Let’s start, by way of illustrating how the game worked, with The Keating Five.
  • IRS union boss: Not a big fan of Tea Parties

    05/23/2013 11:19:17 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 15 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5-23-13 | David Freddoso
    RBPundit pointed out this press release earlier today on Twitter. It’s a March 2011 missive from the president of the National Treasury Employees’ Union, which represents, among others, IRS employees:
  • The Treasury Union and the IRS Agents

    05/23/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT · by glm · 13 replies
    glm
    There was a news report that the President of the Treasury Union met with Obama at the White House on a May 31 and then next day met with IRS officials. I also remember reading that months before this, the union had won the right to inject themselves in office practices. I suppose there could be a link there to show how Obama got the word out to target the Tea Party, but I would take it further: were the five agents involved in this mess members of that union? I know not all employees belong, but were only union...
  • IRS smoking gun just blew a hole in Obama's plans

    05/21/2013 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/13 | Doug Book
    The IRS has admitted to harassing conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, singling out for extra special scrutiny organizations which featured “patriot” or “tea party” designations in their name. We now know that a number of these groups were forced to withdraw their applications, being unable or unwilling to continue what in some cases had become a 3 year battle with the corrupt federal agency. But few in the media have bothered to ask who directed the IRS to engage in this criminal behavior. It has been reported that Senators Chuck Schumer and Al Franken addressed a letter to IRS...
  • IRS Union Chief Stonewalls

    05/21/2013 5:06:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/21/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Yesterday I asked in this space, among other questions about the IRS scandal, this: What was the subject of the Obama-Kelley March 31, 2010 meeting? I received the following response to my question from the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) — the union for IRS employees headed by ex-14 year agent Colleen Kelley. The response came from union spokesperson Dina Long. It reads, in its entirety, this: Statement of NTEU On March 31, 2010, NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley attended the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility at the Old Executive Office Building. The forum was attended by approximately 200...
  • A Partisan Union at the IRS

    05/20/2013 7:15:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MAY 20, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Nearly two-thirds of campaign contributions from IRS employees go to Democrats.NTEU president Colleen Kelley The IRS may be “an independent enforcement agency with only two political appointees,” in the words of White House press secretary Jay Carney, but its employees are represented by a powerful, deeply partisan union whose boss has publicly disparaged the Tea Party and criticized the Republican party for having ties to it. The White House continues to insist that profound incompetence, not partisan malice, led the IRS to single out conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. If the testimony of acting commissioner Steven Miller is true,...
  • Obama High-Fives IRS with $92 Million in Bonuses

    05/20/2013 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/20/2013 | Morgan Brittany
    The IRS scandal is becoming more insane by the minute.  After the testimony on Friday from the Inspector General and the now “retiring” acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, things couldn’t be more convoluted.  First of all, Obama came out and said that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had “demanded the resignation” of Miller, when in fact, Miller was due to leave his post by June of this year.  So there was no “resigning” going on, and he will leave with all of his benefits intact.  Wow!  No accountability, no answers, no penalties. Next we find out that during the four year...
  • SMOKING GUN: Obama Met With IRS Union Chief the Day Before Agency Started Targeting Conservatives

    05/20/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley (in tan jacket) leads a protest earlier this month. About 250 Federal workers massed in Federal Plaza in Manhattan May 7 to protest the sequester cuts. (The Chief) This explains things… President Obama met with anti-Tea Party IRS union chief Colleen Kelly in the White House the day before the agency targeted Tea Party. The Spectator reported: “For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?...
  • Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

    05/20/2013 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/20/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    “For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal? Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun? The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts. March 31, 2010. According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that...
  • Meet the Partisan Union Behind The Partisan Internal Revenue Service

    05/17/2013 6:38:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | 5/17/2013 | LaborUnionReport (Diary)
    As the scandal involving the IRS’ targeting of Conservatives and Tea Party groups consumes the news cycle for the moment and Barack Obama (who, so far, has claimed ignorance of the targeting) has thrown a sacrificial lamb out to appease journalists, that IRS agents targeted certain small-government, anti-tax groups should really not come as a surprise. Beginning in 2009, Democrats and unions, including government unions, have spent the last several years demonizing Tea Party groups as well as other small government groups. On Thursday, despite the escalating scandal, Barack Obama told reporters that he did not see the need for...
  • CFPB employees vote to join a federal union (NTEU)

    05/16/2013 10:52:56 AM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/16/13 | KATE DAVIDSON
    Employees at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aren’t just looking out for consumers’ interests — they’re looking out for their own jobs, too. The agency’s workforce voted last week to join the National Treasury Employees Union, a federal union that also represents employees at other financial regulators, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Securities and Exchange Commission. Why would employees at CFPB — an agency with liberal bona fides, generous compensation and top-notch benefits — want to form a union? The push to organize was driven in large part by news that...
  • The Liberal Union Behind the IRS

    05/16/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 116 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/16/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    The IRS? It’s about a union: the National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. A left-wing union representing 150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies, including the IRS. A union that not only endorsed President Obama for election and re-election, but a union whose current president, Colleen Kelly, was a 14-year IRS agent and now is both union president and Obama administration appointee (of which more in a moment). It’s about 94% of NTEU union contributions going to Democrats in the Senate and House in 2012 — candidates who campaigned as vociferous opponents of the Tea Party. And the recently released...
  • The Liberal Union Behind the IRS (This is corruption, pure and simple)

    05/16/2013 6:04:23 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 16, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    It’s about a union: the National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. A left-wing union representing 150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies, including the IRS. A union that not only endorsed President Obama for election and re-election, but a union whose current president, Colleen Kelly, was a 14-year IRS agent and now is both union president and Obama administration appointee (of which more in a moment). It’s about 94% of NTEU union contributions going to Democrats in the Senate and House in 2012 — candidates who campaigned as vociferous opponents of the Tea Party. And the recently released report from...
  • Federal pay and benefits spared -- for now

    07/26/2011 4:26:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 109 replies
    GovernmentExecutive.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Kellie Lunney
    The House and Senate debt proposals released Monday do not contain specific provisions targeting federal employees' pay or benefits, although such spending cuts likely will be part of future proposals, observers believe. The plans, released by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., both endorse trillions in spending cuts that would affect agency budgets, including Defense Department spending, over the next decade. Neither proposal includes tax increases or specific cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare. "I am pleased that neither of the two latest proposals addressing the debt ceiling and fiscal deficit calls for immediate...
  • Federal Union Boss Calls Limbaugh's Comments 'Unacceptable'

    03/03/2009 11:11:38 AM PST · by lewisglad · 92 replies · 2,742+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2009; 11:10 AM ET | Ed O'Keefe
    Federal Union Boss Calls Limbaugh's Comments 'Unacceptable' Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union that represents more than 150,000 federal employees, joined the fight against Rush Limbaugh this morning, criticizing the radio talk show host for his recent comments on President Obama. “Rush Limbaugh had the audacity to announce on national radio, 'I hope he fails.' Imagine anyone saying that. If he fails, our country fails. That is unacceptable," she said during opening remarks at the union's annual legislative conference. NTEU spokeswoman Dina Long stressed that Kelley's comments were hers alone and that the union has many...