By Fred Wszolek
The Federal government is bleeding red ink, borrowing more than 33 cents of every dollar it spends.
And there is no end in sight.
But it’s a “let the good times roll” mentality that currently exists at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
The agency’s collective bargaining agreement with the NLRB union provides for at least 24 Washington exchange assignments for field office personnel. These details are expensive and the agreement wisely makes them “subject to budgetary and staffing considerations.” One would think that a ballooning federal deficit that could push the country into bankruptcy would be sufficient to trigger “budgetary considerations.”
Not for Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon who spent millions of taxpayer dollars trying to close down Boeing in South Carolina. His office just announced that it will be offering 24 of these expensive details during FY 2013. Perhaps Congress should demand that the NLRB return the expensive teleconferencing equipment it had installed a few years ago in all its field offices and in its Washington headquarters.