Senior FAA officials accused of telling workers 'job security' at risk if GOP wins

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    Senior FAA officials accused of telling workers 'job security' at risk if GOP wins

    Two federal agency supervisors allegedly warned employees earlier this year that a Republican takeover in Washington could threaten their jobs -- comments that some workers apparently took as guidance on "how to vote" and that one group claims may have violated federal law.

    Nonprofit watchdog Cause of Action wrote a letter Wednesday asking the Department of Transportation's inspector general to launch a probe into the incident, involving senior officials with the Federal Aviation Administration. The incident occurred in May during a meeting at the FAA's Seattle office, according to the letter.

    The Cause of Action letter requesting an IG investigation expressed concern that the comments may have violated the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from partisan political activity.

    An FAA spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that the agency would cooperate with any review.

    "The FAA takes Hatch Act violation allegations very seriously and will cooperate fully with any review of the allegations," the spokesman said.

    Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action, called the alleged incident an "egregious abuse of power for political gain."


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    Senior officials knew those kinds of comments were "off limits." Why would they try to intimidate their workers like that? Who's talking points did they receive?
     
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    They're telling the truth
     
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    Give me a link.
     
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    Wtf? You need a link to understand that Mittens and Ryan have been going on and on and on about how the federal work force has to be cut cut cut.

    Did you miss that part of their program?
     
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    The Romney-Ryan ticket means job insecurity for all Americans.
     
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    Where did they ever say the FAA had to be cut? There are less important areas to be cut, not the FAA.
     
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    Or are you saying that a President Mittens would be like everyother Rethug president and grow the federal work force? I mean Mittens needs to "create" all those jobs he promised somehow.
     
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    The Romney-Ryan ticket means more private sector jobs. And less government waste.
     
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