How would you like your mail undelivered because your postman is out campaigning for a candidate?
Of course, it’s illegal for government workers to leave work to campaign for a candidate.
And yet that’s what happened.
And yet, nothing is being done about it, as usual.
Case in point: The unionized Postal Service workers were allowed to leave work to benefit the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Some were allowed to leave for months!
Yes, it is illegal.
Yes, it is a theft of your tax dollars.
According to the Office of Special Counsel report, postal workers were released from their duties to perform campaign work through their union, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC).
The OSC concluded the agency engaged in systemic violations of the Hatch Act, which regulates involvement of federal employees in political campaigns.
The report went on to say that the USPS essentially guaranteed its carriers would be released to engage in political activity, without consideration of operational needs or concerns.
Only carriers who wanted to campaign on behalf of the union’s endorsed candidates were allowed to take several weeks of leave on short notice, sometimes over the objections of local supervisors.
One postal Wisconsin postmaster asked, “why are we releasing people for 30 days?” A supervisor responded, “we have to release.”
Some employees at already short-staffed post offices didn’t return until after the elections, driving up costs through overtime for those who remained.
Labor in 2016 sought to elect Hillary and progressive candidates across the country.
In other words, the post office provides temporary workers for the Democratic Party.
Can you just imagine the hue and cry if those involved a Republican?
The report went on to detail how “volunteers” assisted Democratic campaigns by knocking on doors, phone banking, and other get-out-the-vote activities.
The union, which represents 215,000 postal workers, was squarely behind Hillary, spending $5.6 million in the 2016 campaign.
About 90% of its contributions went to Democratic candidates.
If you thought the Veterans Administration needs cleaning out, how about the USPS?
In this case, indictments, citing violations of the Hatch Act, need to be brought against every Postal Service official who approved this law breaking.
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