10.21.2019

There is still plenty of swamp left to drain as the administrative state remains out of control

By Rick Manning The breadth of the administrative state has never been more apparent than over the past few months. The Department of State is filled with political activists with a globalist world view who are determined to subvert the policies of the duly elected President of […]

12.06.2018

Official time transparency should be made mandatory by Congress after Trump administration voluntary disclosures

By Natalia Castro Union employees are often also federal employees, but instead of working for the government, they use taxpayer funded time to fuel their union agenda, often making in excess of $100,000 a year . This agenda is often partisan and does more to hurt federal employees than protect them. President Trump […]

05.30.2018

Trump Puts an End to Taxpayer Subsidies for Unions, Saving $100 Million

By Rick Manning Government employee unions have enjoyed an absolute boondoggle in recent years, receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds. But the boon could soon be over thanks to a new executive order from President Donald Trump. Last Friday, the president signed an executive order requiring […]

02.27.2017

Rogue administrative state needs to go once and for all

By Rick Manning By now it should be abundantly clear to the Trump administration that there are Obama administration holdovers in the 1.3 million non-defense, civilian federal workforce who have no other intention than to politically damage the White House. These rogue bureaucrats are not serving the […]

06.29.2016

Why are government employees still getting paid on official time to do union work?

By Nathan Mehrens Will Rogers is reported to have once said, “be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.” While there are certainly many areas where we’re not getting what we pay for, one area where the problem is particularly acute is […]

03.25.2015

Taxpayer funded labor official arrested for defrauding workers

By Nathan Mehrens Stephanie Hicks, former president of the union representing employees at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, was recently arrested after being indicted on charges of bank fraud, forgery, and aggravated identity theft charges. The charges are related to her alleged embezzlement of $132,000 from the union, American […]

06.06.2013

ALG Helps Senators Coburn and Portman Investigate Veterans Affairs Administration

By Willie Deutsch One of the things that Americans for Limited Government (ALG) does on an ongoing basis is Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to departments of the Obama administration.  This is tedious, boring, and under the radar work, but it is necessary to […]

04.22.2013

Public employee union’s ‘official time’ personnel bailout

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at The Washington Examiner . By Nathan Mehrens — Around $156 million, that’s how much taxpayers spent in 2011 on federal employees who did no federal work at all. These aren’t people who fail to perform the work assigned to them, […]

03.12.2013

NLRB Policies Help Unions, Not Workers

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at Investor’s Business Daily . By Bill Wilson — Of all the federal agencies engaging in “bold, persistent experimentation” with our economy in recent years, U.S. President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been among the boldest, most persistent and most […]

02.28.2013

NLRB Pays Two Employees $100K Each to Work for the Union

By Brad Tidwell- ALG’s FOIA request found two NLRB employees making over $100K for working on nothing but internal union issues. Americans for Limited Government (ALG) has discovered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that there are two official time full-time employees of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) who make over $100,000 each . These are employees whose […]

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