Thursday, May 22, 2014

VA Problems? It's "Da Union."

Responding to the VA scandal, the House passed a bill which would dminish Da Union's power to negate firing of Da Union's members.

It's not hard to tell who is on Da Union's side here.  33 (D) Congress-slimes voted against it.

...House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), all voted in opposition. All 33 votes against the measure came from Democrats....

There's an interesting history here.

...President Carter's biggest domestic policy achievement was winning passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 that included several desperately needed changes in the federal bureaucracy.

The most important of those changes was creation of the Senior Executive Service, the highest level of career managers, and the Merit Pay program for federal middle managers.

Both the SES and Merit Pay managers were put under a Pay-for-Performance system and could be more easily disciplined, transferred or removed entirely from the civil service than before.

Of all people!  Carter!!

But that didn't last too long. The Hildebeeste's hubby un-did that.

...the Clinton administration gave the employee unions significantly more power, the Bush administration ignored civil service issues and the Obama administration consolidated union power and privileges in the federal workplace....

The Examiner's item points out that the bill will have repercussions which go far beyond VA--which is why Da Union is going to do everything in its considerable power to block the legislation in the Senate. 

In Wisconsin, we are well-aware of Da Union's (former) ability to suck the taxpayer dry.  We are also aware that all it takes to slap Da Union into the next galaxy is the Tea Party.

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