The 571,725 hours stolen at the IRS equates to over 13,043 weeks paid, but not worked. Why not cut the equivalent number of employees on the payroll since we obviously have no need of them? Besides an additional savings could be achieved at Social Security, let's keep going from agency to agency.
And these are just annual numbers - do your own math to extrapolate the savings to us taxpayers!
The Treasury Department has revealed to the House Ways and Means Committee that Internal Revenue Service employees spent over 500,000 hours on union activities last year. They estimated the cost to taxpayers at $23.5 million in salary and benefits.
Officials told Secrets that the exact hours IRS members of the National Treasury Employees Union dedicated to labor activities was 521,725 in fiscal 2013, which ran from October 2012 to September 2013. That was slightly less than the 573,319 hours in fiscal 2012, according to the IRS, but the spending was significantly above that year’s total of $16 million.