Tag: Corruption

Big Unions Cooling on Obama?

-By Warner Todd Huston Bloomberg has another unions-are-mad-at-Obama story this week and, while there is no doubt that unions are a bit miffed at the big “O,” we should all be cautioned about where Big Labor will put its support in 2012. Miffed or not, and quite contrary to what Bloomberg wants you to believe,... Read more »

Your Taxes Paying Government Union Members NOT to Work, Part Two

-By Warner Todd Huston At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, it was revealed that federal employees spent nearly 3 million hours of official, taxpayer paid time on union activities in 2009. This cost the treasury $129 million, an increase of $8 million over the expenditures in 2008. The report that fueled the hearing (see... Read more »

MSNBC: Obama's Job Loss Blamed on Natural Disasters, Bush's Job Growth 'False' Because of... Natural Disasters?

-By Warner Todd Huston From the “figures lie, but liars figure” department we find that left-leaning cable newser MSNBC reported that the main reason Obama’s job stats are tumbling and unemployment is so high is because of the harsh tornado season and other natural disasters we have been experiencing over the first half of 2011.... Read more »

Union Contracts More Important Than Patients For Union Drivers

-By Warner Todd Huston Priorities. Union guys have priorities, you know? For instance, in New Jersey earlier this year a bunch of union drivers for the Communications Workers of America (CWA) decided that it was more important to have a “sick-out” and strand sick elderly people, preventing them getting to their life-saving medical treatment than... Read more »

Democrats Plan: Destroy U.S. Healthcare So They Can Re-Build it in Socialist Image

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama and his Democrat pals have been lying to you, America. They do not want to find a cure for America’s obviously ailing healthcare system. They want to erect its headstone. Democrats want to destroy every aspect of our healthcare system. They have to, you see, because if they don’t they... Read more »

Defunding of Planned Parenthood Upended With Secret Amendment in Tennessee Budget Work

-By Warner Todd Huston One of the Things Wrong With Our Legislative System Appears in Tennessee One of the things wrong with our system of creating legislation and passing it into law in America today has appeared in Tennessee. The Volunteer State is not the only place things like this happen, either. Recently the Tennessee... Read more »

$90,825 Literally Went to the Dogs in D.C.

-By Warner Todd Huston The Chicago Tribune reports that $90,825 in so-called stimulus money went to the dogs in Washington D.C. No, not the Blue Dogs. It went to actual dogs. The National Park Service (NPS) spent $90,825 in stimulus funds to upgrade Marion Park, a popular dog destination on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.... Read more »

Political Corruption: An Illinois Specialty

-By Warner Todd Huston In just one more example of the thousands of examples of political graft in Illinois, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that being a board member of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board is one giant no-show, do-nothing pay off to friends, family, and allies of Illinois’ Democrats. Members make up to... Read more »

Hypocrisy: Obama's Stock And Trade

-By Warner Todd Huston Obama’s National Labor Relations Board made itself infamous not long ago by attempting to tell Boeing in what state it was allowed to build a new manufacturing plant. Indulging his penchant toward anti-business, anti-capitalist sentiment Obama decided that he was the final arbiter on where companies were allowed to move and... Read more »

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 »