May 20th, 2013 | No Comments
From Coincidence of the Day:
President Barack Obama met with the President of the National Treasury Employees Union Colleen Kelley, on March 31, 2010. The NTEU is “the 150,000 member union that represents IRS employees along with 30 other separate government agencies.” The Inspector General’s report, blandly titled “Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review,” indicates that the IRS “set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America” the very next day.”
Alright, first of all you’ve got the Internal Revenue Service violating the very Constitution it’s people are hired to work for. We’re not terribly sure why just yet. An idiot can figure it out, but we don’t know the nuts and bolts. The insinuation here is Kelley is the nut, and Obama is the bolt. I think that’s probably going to pan out being true. I don’t think she’s the only nut tho. Two IRS directors, both set to retire within days, were “fired” over this so far. I don’t really think one single person has bit that bait. I’m gonna bet the spotlight is going to wind up on Miss Kelley because the timing is damning. I personally think it would be kind of hard to get the ball rolling “the very next day”. But, she’s in a hell of a spot.
Which brings me to the spot. Why do we have unions representing federal employees in the first place? They are notoriously corrupt and notoriously political. Neither are qualities we want in our government. With minimum wage standards, unemployment, right to work, and all the billion other laws covering federal employment, what purpose does a union even accomplish? Rather that focusing on this one abuse, which IS rather serious, how’s about we look at the root of the problem and eliminate it? Get rid of federal employee unions and people like Colleen Kelley won’t be there to be abusing the faith the public gives federal employees.