GOP Outraged! VA Employees Spent A Million+ Hours On Taxpayer-Funded Union Activities Instead Of Veterans
This is absolutely insane! The Department of Veterans Affairs employees are there to serve our veterans and the vets must first, and not visa versa. Every single liberal organization feeds off of our taxpayer money. Is this why the left loves big government so much, because it pays for their agenda?
House Republicans berated the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday for allowing hundreds of employees to devote all their taxpayer-funded work hours to union activities instead of helping veterans.
VA records reveal that 290,000 employees spent around 1.1 million hours on union affairs in fiscal year 2015, with 346 of those employees devoting all of their hours to official time, the Daily Caller reported Friday.
Official time is, according to the Office of Personnel Management, “paid time off from assigned government duties to represent a union or its bargaining unit employees,” for which taxpayers foot the bill. More