Posts tagged "Government Waste"

Introducing Schaumburg's Sick Time Reimbursement Plan

From the Palatine Tea Party… (Palatine, Illinois) – The Village of Schaumburg clearly indicates in their employee handbook, which we obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, how employee sick time balances can be paid out. Click here, to view the Village of Schaumburg Employee handbook. Review section 8-4 of the Employee handbook... Read more »

Gov't Union Chief Says Working for Gov't is Like 'Slavery'

-By Warner Todd Huston In yet another incident that goes to show why government unions should be made illegal as they once were, we find a government union chief so enraged that he and his members might have to tighten their budget belts — like every other American has had to — that he exploded... Read more »

Local Illinois City Manager Makes More Than EVERY U.S. Governor!

-By Adam Andrzejewski, CEO| For The Good of Illinois Joliet City Manager is a $463,000 Whale In 2008, the Joliet hired a new City Manager. His starting base salary was $189,000. For 2011, the base salary increased to $196,500 and the City Manager out-earned every governor of the 50 states. In addition to this lucrative... Read more »

Corruption and Political Intrigue in Government Employee Pensions

-By Warner Todd Huston The Los Angeles Times has a disheartening report about the graft, corruption, and nest-feathering infesting the administration of California’s government employees pension fund, CalPers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System). It reports that subordinates were pressured into investing in to firms run by political buddies and that one of the former CalPERS... Read more »

Sunshine Review Announces Illinois Winners of the Annual Sunny Awards

From… Award recognizes state, local governments with perfect transparency scores ALEXANDRIA- The nation’s leading government transparency advocate, Sunshine Review, announced on Thursday the 112 winners of its 2nd annual “Sunny Awards.” The 2011 awards, which more than double last year’s number, recognize the best state and local government websites in America that exceeded transparency... Read more »

In 2011 Public Employees Unions Must Be Targeted for Elimination

-By Warner Todd Huston One of the biggest recurring themes in union reporting these days is music to the ears of any fiscally responsible American. It seems almost weekly that we are seeing stories that recount the ire being directed at public employee unions. Let us hope that this reporting is the first ripples of... Read more »

Beware When They Say a Government Program Will 'Make Money'

-By Warner Todd Huston The New York Times had a small story that it likely thought was just an amusing little tale of a quirky government program from Los Angeles. Centered on the gift shop run by the L.A County Coroner’s Department, the Times indulged such lines as “we’re dying for your business,” and headlined... Read more »

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Another Big Labor Union Payoff: Obama Adds $3.3 Million to Construction Project

-By Warner Todd Huston The government is over spent. This single fact is beyond dispute. Even Democrats say so. We have but to recall that Democrat after Democrat attempted to run for office this last election by claiming fealty to small government, cost cutting, and lower spending. So with all this small government/low spending fever... Read more »

Pensions Troubles Getting Some Attention

-By Warner Todd Huston Michael Corkery of the Wall Street Journal reports that congressional Republicans are finally paying a bit of attention to the coming pension bomb that is about to explode in nearly every state in the union, causing further damage to our economy and our state budgets. House Republicans are making moves to... Read more »