Called Organized Federal Theft

Pull Up A Chair And Lets Talk

What I'm about to write about is the sort of crap that would normally toast the average person's butt cheeks. I used the word "average" but I would surmise that a liberal would think this is normal conduct. Since I pay taxes to support shenanigans like this there is not one thing normal about it.I'm getting there so hold onto your bar stools.

One of the things you need to plug in in this discussion is the word "sequester." Obama is intent on making his point by making the American public miserable with nonsense cutbacks rather than looking under the covers right under his nose. Of course he won't because this strikes too close to home.

Ever wonder where your tax dollars are going? Ever wonder what all those over priced government employees are doing on our dime? Would it surprise you to know that they are union pushing on government time? do you think even for an instant you are going to turn on a Lame Stream Media station and hear the "rest of the story?"

Realize that Democratic politicians have their hands in the union coffers in exchange for the politicians greasing the union palms. It has been that way for decades. Union leadership collects forced dues form the membership and these "contributions" are used to support the union's political agenda.


Here's where the theft comes in and the practice is illegal. The Office of Personnel Management just released the annual Labor-Management Relations: Reports of Official Time. Government workers, you know those federal employees we pay, spend time on the job working to increase union power. This is totally illegal and is theft.

Here's how this works. Federal union workers, who aren't allowed to strike, spend time on the job doing union work and not the job we are paying them to do. We pay them for both the time working their assigned jobs and they use some of the official on-the-clock time promoting representational work for a bargaining unit. Nice racket if you can get it. This practice results in the tax payer losing on two fronts.

Human Blood Suckers

The number of hours involved here is astronomical. It comes in at 3.4 million hours spent doing illegal work and stealing from the tax payers who pay their salaries.

From the report: “During FY 2011, unions represented 1,202,733 non-Postal Federal civil service bargaining unit employees, an increase of 17,048 bargaining unit employees compared to FY 2010. Agencies reported that bargaining unit employees spent a total of 3,395,187 hours performing representational duties on official time, an increase of 9.66 percent compared to FY 2010. Government-wide, the number of official time hours used per bargaining unit employee on representational matters increased from 2.61 hours in FY 2010 to 2.82 hours during FY 2011.

These employees should be treated in the same manner that they would be treated if they worked in private sector businesses. They should be fired on the spot. They are stealing tax payer dollars. Take that to the sequester Obama.


Just take 3.4 million hours @ the low end of $15.00 per hour and see how much money should be recouped from these union bandits. Fraud, waste and abuse management would save this nation billions upon billions of dollars. The unions wouldn't be happy but SO WHAT?

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NOTE: My two year anniversary yesterday corresponded with my 300th Hub! If you missed that one the link is below.

As Always,

The Frog


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Jim, sadly this just falls under the old statement, "This is the way we have always done it." Not that that makes it right. That statement is basically saying that we are going to continue doing it our way and there is nothing you can do about it.

It is interesting to me that in one day of hard work, they could plug enough money leaks in our government to make sequestration look like a joke. Oh, wait, sequestration is a joke.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

I wasn't aware of this outrage, but now that I know I m screaming mad. If Obama would stay in Washington along with his family and the unions would be forced to stop this behavior, we would balance the budget. No wait, it is much better to weaken the military and punish the children. Voted up interesting, useful, and shared.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

I would like to say I'm shocked, but I can't. If a government employee were actually doing what they were paid for all the time, now that would shock me. We all heard about the White House tours being cancelled as a result of the supposed sequester. Did you hear the government employee overseeing the program is still on salary to the tune of I believe just over 100k per year. To do what? There's no program anymore and I don't see he/she leading the tours.

The idea of a union to represent the needs of the workers was a good idea. The reality is just another strong arm extortion entity.


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LINDA724 3 years ago from Dallas

Looks like the "blood sac" of these ticks are about to explode! Praying that it does before it is too late for our Nation!


Ghost32 3 years ago

I've been a hardcore skeptic regarding all unions, private or public sector, since my mid-twenties. I had the opportunity during that period to work on "required union membership" jobs twice, once with a weak union and once with a strong union.

In the case of the weak union representing mine workers in Montana, we were supposedly close to going on strike at one time. Being weak, however, the union simply caved, gave management what it wanted, and that was that.

In the case of the powerful union--the Teamsters, no less--I was working on a fence construction crew, not "teamstering" much of anything other than occasionally moving the boss's work truck here and there a bit for easier access to supplies. Those folks just took the money, laughed at us, and the coin went bye-bye.

And those were private sector unions. At the federal level, the abuse and uselessness (from the viewpoint of the rank and file) is magnified exponentially.


Stu 3 years ago

Right on Frog. I've heard about this issue before, and you are correct that the practice is in fact illegal. It's on a par with politicians using general fund cash to promote their own campaigns. Both practices are patently illegal, and sadly, are not uncommon. But at least the federal theft is now "organized," so maybe they'll be able to steal the money more efficiently and pass the overhead savings back to us. No, the bast***s will probably pocket the savings for vacations, escorts, parties, etc.


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b. Malin 3 years ago

Ok, so I DRAGED my Sick little body over, because I missed your Hubs, Froggy...Illegal, who knew? I'm sure THEY did! Unions are what they are...way back when my Father was young, they did serve a good purpose for the workers...But today is a different story...thanks for the Enlightenment Froggy.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

b. - Get well Hon.


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sholland10 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Frog - spot on! If all the greasy pork that is greasing the hands in Washington were run over a cliff, we would not be hearing doomsday sequestor stories. Actually, I take that back since so many lies are told from the top down to appease their selfish agendas rather than those who voted them into office. I agree with all your points and am not surprised. I love your picture for unions. The Mob is centered in DC. Thanks for writing this hub! Votes and shares!


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

The Frog

Why would government workers need to form a union when the employer is the US Government?

Although these public unions do get these government workers some great benefits, good salaries, job security, excellent healthcare, and a pension with defined benefits that is guaranteed by the taxpayers.

I'm a pepper and your a pepper, but we don't have this sweet deal.


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

ib - Never wonder why these overpaid bureaucrats know they have a sweet deal when management look s the other way about their illegal ways. It's almost impossible to fire one of these people once they are on the gravy train.

The Frog

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