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FAA officials accused of pressuring staff to vote for Obama
The Hill ^ | 09/05/12 | Keith Laing

Posted on 09/05/2012 7:52:35 PM PDT by george76

A government accountability group is accusing supervisors at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of urging the agency's employees to vote for President Obama and other Democrats in November.

The Washington, D.C.-based Cause of Action, which identifies itself as nonpartisan, said Wednesday that FAA officials at a Seattle office told employees that the agency’s funding would be more secure if Obama defeats Mitt Romney to win a second term.

The allegation, if true, would be a violation of the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits government agencies from getting involved in partisan activities.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Illinois; US: New York; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: faa; hatchact

1 posted on 09/05/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

This is what Socialism looks like. :(


2 posted on 09/05/2012 7:56:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: george76

Somebody needs to be in jail. This is still America. You can’t do that kind of crap here.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 7:56:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: george76
Holder will investigate.
4 posted on 09/05/2012 7:56:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: george76

It brings “The end justifies the means” to mind.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 7:57:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: george76

Nothing is really partisan in Seattle, there is only one party there.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 7:59:40 PM PDT by Eva
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To: george76

Gee is there no end to what this administration will do to get re-elected?
This has to be a new low for these assholes!


7 posted on 09/05/2012 7:59:48 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: george76
Someone should call the DOJ and report this travesty...

....ummm... no wait...

8 posted on 09/05/2012 8:02:27 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: george76

And, after everything President Reagan did for them, too.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 8:02:59 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: george76

“which bills itself as non-partisan” - I don’t give a damn how it bills itself - are you pushing for votes? If so I want you in jail.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: george76

The entire government bureaucracy has been turned into part of the Obama campaign


11 posted on 09/05/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

thats what happens when unions and gov workers out number working class.


12 posted on 09/05/2012 8:14:58 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: george76

Did an Obammy Democrat break the law???!!! Don’t bother telling the Republicans because they could care less.

If a foreign president being seated, Holder’s gun running to Mexican Cartels and Obama dictating law through Executive Order is not illegal, neither is violating the Hatch Act.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 8:38:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: george76

Bttt.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 8:39:13 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: george76

FAA tells it’s employees they have a better chance of keeping their jobs if obama is re-elected.

Small businesses all over America tell their employees they’ll LOSE their jobs if obama is re-elected.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 8:48:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: george76

Ahh, fo shizzle! Would a DemonRat do that? Ohhh yeah!


16 posted on 09/05/2012 9:06:17 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: george76

Interesting - my mid-level FAA management nephew who in the past has considered himself a conservative Republican lapsed into an irrational hissy-fit at a family party last week when I mentioned something about the election - “Republicans don’t care about the workers” (Ask the Reagan Democrats I said) “We can’t go back there - they can’t cut interest rates any more for Reaganomics to get the money to make trickle down work” (We cut the corporate tax rate, bring home profits from overseas, cut regulations like Obamacare, and produce our own energy like oil said I) “Now you’re defending the big oil companies - we go to war to get their oil for them and they screw everybody” and he drifted away - strange, but then I remembered some time back when he had said that ‘rat administrations were good for the FAA because they got to hire lots more workers, but Republicans meant leaner times - they must be feeling the heat and expecting defeat.......


17 posted on 09/05/2012 9:43:58 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: george76

Naturally, it’s the party of government.

Obama has already set the tone, if you don’t like a particular law, just ignore it. It’s cool.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 9:52:49 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Nothing new here... has been going on since before radar was used by controllers (Find a copy of ‘Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control’ by Nolan and read the History of ATC for some good background of ATC and labor). In more recent times, the consideration of various FAA jobs as “inherently governmental” has been the focus, as any function that is not, can be competitively procured. Controllers in particular do not want their jobs privatized.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 11:14:19 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: Intolerant in NJ
Sounds like a friend of mine. He rails about ‘’evil corporations’’(he owns a bar/restaurant, go figure) and the '' evil government'' and then in the next sentence he's all about ''green energy'' and the ''government creates the middle class''. I dunno, the guy's been a friend of mine since high school(class of 1975). Maybe it's just LSD flashbacks.
20 posted on 09/06/2012 12:07:56 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: george76

That is the truth. If Obama is re-elected the govt WILL continue to spend out of control, more so than Romney.

What is untold is that the traveling customer base will dwindle and the FAA will have to layoff workers. A total collapse is possible and pensions are in jeopardy as well.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: george76

Bttt


22 posted on 09/06/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

[Somebody needs to be in jail. This is still America. You can’t do that kind of crap here.]

it is? Sure doesn’t seem like it to me. And you can do that kind of thing here under the politicized Holder inJustice Dept. and with the Pravda media covering for you.

Sad, but true.


23 posted on 09/06/2012 9:09:07 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: jmacusa

Maybe alot of us need some new friends.

I noticed when Bill Clinton was impeached that I had alot of aquaintenances that I didn’t know enough about. I dropped them. We didn’t agree on much of anything at all politically.

Now, with Obama, I am scrutinizing VERY strongly every person I already know & even more so for any new aquaintenances I might meet.

There is going to be trouble. I need to know NOW who is trustworty.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 10:35:12 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: george76
At this point in history, it would make sense to simply strip government employees of voting rights, based on obvious conflict of interest.

They constitute nothing more then a self appointed modern day feudal aristocracy, extorting more and more from the populace they rule over.

The U.S. was founded with the intent to reject feudalism. But as always, it creeps back in as the people in any government come to see themselves as above those they supposedly serve in this country.

25 posted on 09/06/2012 2:53:57 PM PDT by Regulator
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I would argue that government employees should not be able to vote in elections where the offices in question are in the direct financial self interest of those employees. Federal employees can not vote for federal level candidates, but could vote for state & local. Likewise state employees could vote for Federal & local candidates but not state. Local government employees could not vote for local offices but could in state & federal.

Of course its not so simple, ‘What about the military?’,’ Federal LEOs or others who go in harms way for the federal interest’? (Similar question at the state & local level.)

26 posted on 09/06/2012 3:08:43 PM PDT by Reily
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