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The Post Office is supposed to be politically neutral, but a recent investigation by the Office of Special Counsel discovered that union postal workers got unpaid time off to campaign for liberals.

The Blaze has the details:

… the Office of Special Counsel recently determined that the USPS violated the Hatch Act by allowing nearly 100 employees to take leave from work in order to participate in the AFL-CIO’s “Labor 2016 program.”

The OSC report says the USPS showed “bias” by allowing workers to take leave to help conduct the union campaign activities. The report says 97 postal workers were granted “union leave.” Those workers took weeks off from their jobs at the postal service and were reimbursed by the National Association of Letter Carriers for their campaign work.

“The Labor 2016 program sought to ‘elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country,’” according to the OSC report.

Is it any surprise that government workers are primarily leftists who like big-government Democrats?  And is it any surprise that the USPS would cooperate with the postal workers labor union — also a supporter of big government — in making sure that postal workers get time off to work to elect Hillary Clinton?  Of course not. 

What is a surprise is that this flagrant violation of the Hatch Act has been exposed, and those involved may be prosecuted. 

According to Fox Newsthe Hatch Act is “a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. The law’s purpose is to ensure federal programs are ‘administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation,’ according to the OSC. The office is an independent federal agency that monitors compliance with that law and others.”

Sadly, the only penalty available for violating the Hatch Act is termination.  The big question is, will anyone actually get terminated?  If history is any guide, the answer is no… but we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

Watch Fox’s report on this below:

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h/t The Blaze

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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