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FOIA finds two NLRB lawyers making
way over $100k, but not for doing
government work

Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/28/2013 9:52:02 PM

Interesting facts are often found when journalists, activists and individual citizens file Freedom of Information Act requests seeking information somebody in the federal government might not want the public to know. Take the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB has been ground zero for much of President Obama´s tenure in the Oval Office for his efforts to reward Big Labor for its campaign support in 2008 and 2012. As a result, the NLRB has issued hundreds of rulings since 2009 that critics in the business community and elsewhere say too often give

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This looks like another good place to start cutting! These miscreants are being paid our tax dollars to work for the federal employee union that represents the board´s workers?? How many other cases are there like this all over the government. It´s just outrageous.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/1/2013 3:57:19 AM     (No. 9202015)

We are paying them to oppose us, their employer.

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