Skip to comments.Is Reed Breaking The Hatch Act when he rails against the Koch's?
Posted on 07/22/2014 5:55:01 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny
No one can argue that Harry Reed is attacking wealthy political donors the Kock brothers but not a peep about; (via thesunlightfoundation.com ")Thomas Steyer, A long-time donor to Democratic causes, Thomas Steyer's contributions to federal and state elections have topped $40 million over the years, according to Influence Explorer. He contributed a whopping $32 million to California's Proposition 39, a tax initiative that won approval from voters in 2012, The Californian is a billionaire hedge fund maestro turned environmentalist who poured some $11.1 million into Super PACs in 2013."
Since Harry Reed is standing on the senate floor only going after the political contributions from his unfavored donors and not donors all together, he is politicking while working, on government property, using federal property to do it, I think he is once again breaking the law!
The Hatch Act of 1939 is a piece of United States federal legislation which prohibits federal employees, employees of the District of Columbia and certain employees of state and local governments from engaging in partisan political activity. The Act was named after Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico who protested the political involvement of federal employees in primaries and general elections and sponsored the bill that became the Hatch Act. In 1993, the Act was substantially amended. The 1993 amendments, 5 U.S.C.S. §§ 7321-7326, clarified the rights of federal employees to a great extent. The Act bars only the misuse of official authority or influence, and misuse of work place and official duties. The Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 permit most federal employees to take an active part in partisan political management and partisan political campaigns. While federal employees are still prohibited from seeking public office in partisan elections, most employees are free to work, while off duty, on the partisan campaigns of the candidates of their choice. However, a small group of federal employees are subject to greater restrictions and continue to be prohibited from engaging in partisan political management and partisan political campaigns. The Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C.S. §§ 7321-7326, forbids employees of the United States and its agencies, generally, from politicizing the work place. It assures that federal employees are appointed and promoted according to merit, and that they serve the public equally, regardless of political affiliation. - See more at: http://hatchact.uslegal.com/#sthash.Rannqt9R.dpuf
Harry Reed? Who is that?
Harry J. Reed is a movie producer. He produced the educational film A Day at the Fair in 1947.
don’t think the hatch act applies to the legislative branch
I wonder what Ted Cruise has to think about this?
No. The Hatch Act does not apply to legislators. That should be obvious.
Thanks. I thought I was reeding it wrong.
Have the Koch Bros actually repented of all the crud they have been caught doing or have they just learned from their mistakes and don’t get caught anymore?
I know they are anti-government and all, but hey, I do look at both sides of the story.
Just wondering. I do believe in cleaning up after yourself or preventing knocking over the bucket while doing the floor.