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Investigators: Sebelius Illegally Campaigned on Taxpayerís Dime
The Heritage Network ^ | 9/12/12 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 09/12/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by KansasGirl

Independent federal legal officials have concluded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by conducting political activity at an official (and hence taxpayer funded) event, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

“Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official capacity on February 25, 2012,” the news release from the U.S. Office of Special Council states.

"The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from using their official authority or influence to affect the outcome of an election. A federal employee is permitted to make partisan remarks when speaking in their personal capacity, but not when using their official title or when speaking about agency business."

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The Obama administration’s decision to allow cabinet secretaries such as Sebelius to speak at events sponsored by large Democratic electioneering groups has raised other Hatch Act concerns.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; criminaldemocrats; democratcorruption; democrats; elections; hatchact; hhs; sebelius

1 posted on 09/12/2012 1:13:01 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

This should force her to resign but I doubt the MSM makes a deal out of this


2 posted on 09/12/2012 1:14:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KansasGirl

Laws are for republicans and other peons.

Democrats are above the law.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 1:17:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: KansasGirl

She should be prosecuted. It will have to wait until after the election.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 1:19:38 PM PDT by detective
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To: KansasGirl

The entire democrat party should be in jail.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Iron Munro

What’s the maximum penalty for violating the Hatch act? Once you are in office it doesn’t matter, just pay the damn fine.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 1:24:47 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: KansasGirl

Apparently, reclassifying the trip after you break the law makes it okay.

These violations are referred to the President for punishment, so don’t anyone wait up for any announcements...


7 posted on 09/12/2012 1:28:22 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: KansasGirl
After the event, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reclassified the trip from official to political and issued a statement to that effect. Secretary Sebelius and HHS reimbursed the U.S. Treasury for all costs and expenses associated with her travel to the event. OSC found no evidence that Secretary Sebelius made any other political statements in her official capacity.

This stinks. Why would HHS reimburse anything? Shouldn't the wretched Sebelius woman bear the full cost from her own pocket?

8 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: KansasGirl

Jail her!


9 posted on 09/12/2012 1:48:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: GeronL
A former GOP state senator in Pennsylvania (prosecuted by a GOP attorney general) will be serving hard prison time for doing exactly the same thing.

Somehow, I don't see the same law being applied to Sebelius.

10 posted on 09/12/2012 1:56:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: KansasGirl

A big, so what, nothing will come of it.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 2:37:03 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: KansasGirl

Seems I have heard that before with someone else.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 2:52:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: KansasGirl
What a surprise from one of the most corrupt/socialist/controlling Executive Administrations. These people not only don't understand the concept of integrity (self-honesty), but shame is not in their vocabulary.

And Rahm Emmanuel (Bambi's chief-of-staff) continues to sit by in Chicago while they have one of the highest crimes rates.

13 posted on 09/12/2012 3:35:28 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: KansasGirl

Back when the Executive Branch was more moral and law abiding I saw people dismissed from federal employment for Hatch Act violations.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 5:31:45 PM PDT by Rapscallion (A successful Obama will be a tyrant over America.)
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