Daily Caller Op-Ed: Getting paid by taxpayers to watch pornApril 26th, 2010 by Kristina Hernandez
Concerned Women for America’s CEO Penny Nance has a piece up this morning on the Daily Caller about the federal government workers who were surfing the web for pornography all day at the SEC. Turns out that they aren’t the only gov organization to be caught doing this. Recently employees of the National Science Foundation were also caught spending their time surfing for porn instead of working – and all on the taxpayer dime.
Penny learned from a source that there’s more to this story than simply firing the offensive employees:
Why aren’t these folks immediately fired upon exposure? According to a source at the SEC it’s not as simple as it seems. In order to fire or even suspend employees caught purposely viewing porn the agency must fight with their union. Apparently, even wasting tax dollars viewing porn isn’t reason enough for the NTEU to support a bad employee getting the sack. Perhaps partially for the aforementioned reason, the typical response of big government agencies is people never get fired, just reassigned to another cubicle.