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Double standard? Pro-Obama IRS worker suspended, postal employee fired for political violation


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double-standard-postal-worker-fired-for-running-for-congress-but-pro-obama-irsFox News:

Does the punishment fit the offense?


A federal agency announced two disciplinary actions this week against federal workers for violating a law that limits political activity. But while one of them -- a now-former Postal Service worker who committed the apparent sin of running for Congress -- was fired, the other -- an IRS worker who used taxpayer resources to promote President Obama's 2012 candidacy -- faces only a suspension.


Now the ex-Postal Service worker in question, Illinois resident and congressional candidate Marcus Lewis, is slamming the federal government for stripping him of his livelihood by “selectively enforcing” the law.


“What happened to me is not only unfair, it’s ungodly,” he told FoxNews.com.


The two punishments were revealed in a press release by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent government watchdog that investigates claims of wrongdoing by federal employees.


The release states both workers were found to have violated the Hatch Act, which forbids federal workers from engaging in partisan political activity and from running as a candidate for partisan political office.



The Post Office isn't high enough up on the totem pole to get special treatment...


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