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Obamacare Chief Sebelius Caught Campaigning on Taxpayer Funds
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:08
Written by Justin Credible
It pays to be an ally of the corrupt Obama administration. With the Chicago Political Machine now firmly rooted in the White House, Americans are unaware of how corrupt the government has been under the Obama regime. Back in February, Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at a Human Rights Campaign in North Carolina. The event was listed as an "official appearance" of Obamacare's chief, but Sebelius promoted Obama, which is a violation of the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act dates back to 1939 and prevents government employees, particularly those in high positions like Sebelius, from using taxpayer funds to exert their influence. It was a response to the 1938 election, where FDR used one of his socialist welfare programs to influence congressional elections.
For Sebelius, though, she has the right people on her side. Here's what Sebelius said back in February on an official appearance:
This February, Kathleen Sebelius told those attending a Human Rights Campaign gala in North Carolina that it was imperative they ensure “in November [Obama] continues to be president for another four years.” Moreover, they needed to “reelect the president and elect a Democratic governor here in North Carolina.”
Here are more details from National Review. As is written, Sebelius will not face any sort of punishment because her allies are protecting her and because those that would punish her believe in her cause.
As outlined in the Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses, a handbook published by the Justice Department for its prosecutors, a “violation of the Hatch Act’s politicking ban is not a federal crime; it is a personnel infraction.” That is why the Office of Special Counsel, instead of prosecuting Sebelius, sent its report to President Obama. It is up to the president to take appropriate action. The White House, however, has already said it will not discipline Sebelius for violating the law while at the very same time claiming that “the administration holds itself to the highest ethical standards.”
That is unfortunate for the interests of honest government. A career civil servant who violates this provision faces penalties ranging from a minimum 30-days suspension to termination from employment.
The DNC’s reimbursement of Treasury is a wholly insufficient remedy for this offense. Political appointees such as Sebelius have a fiduciary duty just as great as that of civil-service employees to conduct their official duties in a fair, impartial, objective, and nonpartisan manner.
Sebelius violated that trust, but apparently will suffer no consequences for doing so. All the more reason for the Hatch Act to remain in place — so that there is at least some statutory curb on wayward administrations inclined to use federal jobs and federal funds to, as Sebelius said in her North Carolina appearance, “reelect the president.”
The White House benefits from this because Obamacare's chief gets protected when she violates the law. It would not be surprising if the stunt was planned and coordinated simply because the elite media certainly wouldn't hold them accountable. Regardless, Sebelius got off scot-free despite violating the law. Chicago needs to be removed from Washington.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.