This is despicable. According to new reports, two senior FAA officials recently told a group of FAA employees in Seattle that if Republicans are elected, they will cut the FAA budget so severely that many will lose their jobs.
From the AP:
A government transparency group is urging an investigation into Federal Aviation Administration managers who allegedly urged workers in Seattle to vote Democrat in the upcoming elections.
The Washington, D.C.-based group Cause of Action sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s inspector general saying that in May at a mandatory staff meeting in Seattle, two senior FAA managers told employees that if Republicans win the presidential and congressional elections, the agency would face budget cuts. They allegedly said that if Democrats win, their budget would remain largely unchanged.
One of the managers is alleged to have said that “Republican politicians wished to cut the budget of the FAA, while Democratic politicians intended to keep the FAA budget at the same or similar levels as in recent years. Any cuts in the FAA budget would lead to furloughs, job losses, and pay reductions among FAA employees,” the Cause of Action complaint said.
This type of partisanship is in clear violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits employees in the executive branch (with a few exceptions) from engaging in partisan political activity.
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H/T Joe Miller
We could only wish, am I right?
End the TSA.