Friday, January 28, 2011

Gov't Efficiency at Last: Union Bosses To Sit in on Gov't Budget Meetings

On the home front, from Redstate:
The President of the United States of America has turned over a significant portion of the Executive Branch of the United States government to union bosses.
With Executive Order 13522, President Obama created "labor-management forums to improve delivery of government services."

I can hear you ask, "President Obama is interested in improvement of government service delivery?"

But of course! Who better to improve service delivery than labor union bosses?

The result of the President's order is the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, which will oversee taxpayer-funded "forums" in which union bosses get to sit in on federal agency meetings to hear "confidential" information and then "suggest" to those federal agencies what to do and how to spend their money during the annual budget process.

Pretty good, huh, taxpayers? That is government efficiency at its finest! Don't bother with the messy process of having union members vote for union-favored candidates and then have those elected representatives work out how to spend taxpayers' money. Skip the middleman!

Instead, send the union bosses right into the budget meetings.

After the meetings are concluded, while "Congress is considering the President’s Budget proposal," those busy union "employee representatives" can busy themselves "providing input to management on possible ways of implementing the President’s proposals." That's according to a directive from the head honchos at  the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management.

What could possibly go wrong when union bosses attend "confidential" agency meetings to "help" government agencies "implement" the president's proposals?

I mean, really.

And I bet you thought that Andy Stern, the president of SEIU, visited the White House more than any other person just to chat. And that Denis Hughes, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, was made chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York because he knows a lot about banking.


  1. Finally we'll have some disinterested third parties weighing in on a where we're going to be tossing a few trillion dollars. If the dead can vote for the union candidate of their choice, does that mean that the union bosses are God? Maybe we'd better get used to a bloated fat cat, chomping a cigar in the 2011 model of God? Sort of like the latest version of the Volt - what passes for a car in Detroit...

  2. I really need to stop reading this stuff ... it just keeps getting me madder by the minute. These stupid elitists just don't have a clue.

  3. @LL - It seems recognition of God isn't permitted in socialist progressive environments. But who's in charge of zombies?

    @Odie - They don't have a clue, but they do have a key to to money-printing machine. Sigh.