Our Uncivil Masters; NOT Civil Servants!

The company that brought us Edward Snowden—who told us things we didn’t know—now brings us a study explaining what we did know about our government. From Politico.com: The federal government is headed for a crisis, a new report warns, and without reforms, a homegrown problem threatens to derail everything from foreign policy, to entitlements, to food safety. The problem is the way the government manages its more than 2 million civil servants, according to a report from the nonprofit Partnership Read more […]

The Swelling Parasite: How The Federal Government Rewards Itself For The Recession

In the real world, when you give someone responsibility for a task, if that person fails in the task then they are usually demoted in some way. The responsibility is taken from them. For some insane reason the American people have, since the 19-teens at least (Yes, long before FDR’s New Deal—which illustrates my point), given the Federal government responsibility for a prosperous economy. They have totally failed, and they get to reward themselves for doing so. Specifically, rather than Read more […]

Federal Workers Get A Raise Along With Their Free Extra Paid Vacation?

In my opinion this was done by the majority in Congress and the Senate for the purpose of humiliating and denigrating the American Taxpayer: The budget measure that ended the partial government shutdown allows for a 1 percent raise for federal employees in January in addition to providing back pay for those furloughed, according to two Democratic Maryland senators. “The promise of a modest pay raise and back pay for furloughed government employees are good first steps in recognizing the value Read more […]

Federal Employees Being Paid Millions To Do Nothing

If I did nothing, I would lose my job. I’m sure the same goes for most people in the private sector. That’s the whole idea behind employment. Someone needs a job done, you do the job requested and you get compensated for your work. I suppose if I did find myself without a job, I could always find a position in the federal government. They don’t usually fire people for not working, as Senator Tom Coburn is finding out. He’s been doing a lot of research recently into government waste, a Read more […]

Obama’s Budget Sacrifice: Increase Federal Employees’ Pay

“If everybody took an attitude of shared sacrifice, we could solve our deficit and debt problem next week,” said President Obama in August of 2011. “I need you to send a message to folks in Washington: Stop drawing lines in the sand.” Well, this past Friday, the administration informed federal labor unions that part of Obama’s proposed budget will be a one-percent pay increase for them. Pay increases count as sacrifices, apparently. Our country is broke, so we all need to sacrifice some, Read more […]