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Why Are Taxpayers Paying
Union Officials´ So Much?

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:PageTurner, 12/20/2012 2:57:27 PM

Politics: Taxpayers are forking out $4.8 million for 35 union officials at the Department of Transportation. But the beneficiary here isn´t the taxpayer, it´s President Obama, who is raking campaign cash from these unions. According to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by Americans for Limited Government, 35 officials, representing mostly air traffic controllers´ unions, are members of the $100,000 club among federal employees. Unlike the average American, or even average DOT employee, these union officials draw an average $138,000 in salary and benefits from the federal government, not to give something of value to the taxpayers,
Headline split by staff.

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Fat taxpayer-paid salaries, for Obama´s favorite union thugs, at your expense!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 12/20/2012 3:03:21 PM     (No. 9076469)

This should be illegal. The government should not have unions nor be paying union leaders.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/20/2012 3:15:06 PM     (No. 9076490)

It´s a money laundering mechanism for the dimocorrupt part, oh well.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/20/2012 3:18:07 PM     (No. 9076498)

In 2013, there is no need for unions. They have outlived their usefulness. Think about it, union members, wouldn´t you rather have your union dues in your paycheck?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: peebster, 12/20/2012 3:56:53 PM     (No. 9076547)

...well, the first paragraph answers the headline´s question. Regarding #3´s question...if a union member pays $2400 per year in dues but is compensated $50K more than his private sector counterpart, that´s a pretty good return and they´re unlikely to give that up. Plus the work rules ensure they would have to cannibalise a small child to lose their job. No union should be allowed to exist if there isn´t hostile mgmt on the other side. That is the case even with high paid athletes, but no gov´t unions. The more politicians grant them, the more dues are donated to them. It will take someone with real courage to end this.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/20/2012 4:25:18 PM     (No. 9076591)

Quid pro quo.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jonr, 12/20/2012 5:15:17 PM     (No. 9076648)

The insestuous relationship between the government and the unions is sickening beyond words! However, due to the apathy of the voting block, it will only get worse!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: uno, 12/20/2012 7:01:57 PM     (No. 9076764)

Why Are Taxpayers Paying Union Officials So Much?
Because they can...and because pigs like this always need a bigger trough!
You can go ahead and put socks or lipstick or whatever on them and you´ll still be left with pigs! They´ll never change. They´ll only take more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/20/2012 7:31:18 PM     (No. 9076810)

Romney and Ryan would have stopped corruption like this. Democrat/union corruption is immeasurable.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: beamer, 12/21/2012 5:08:31 AM     (No. 9077136)

Wheeee! Ain´t this fun! Thanks taxpayers!

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