It’s not surprising that the U.S. Government is one of Obama’s top 5 campaign donors. Guaranteed higher salaries is one reason. Obama has proposed giving federal employees a 0.5% pay increase next year even though government employees already make more money on average than their private sector counterparts. Government employees also enjoy a higher job security rate than that in the private sector simply because governments don’t really have to be constrained by a budget and are therefore not really concerned with “cutting costs” and laying off employees. It’s in federal employees’ best interests to keep Obama in power, because it means higher pay, better benefits and better job security. But some agencies might also be pressuring employees into voting for Obama.
Fox News reported last month that at least 2 FAA supervisors have been accused of pressuring federal employees into voting for Obama by saying their job security would be at risk if the Republicans take over in Washington. One of the e-mails from a federal employee obtained by Fox News stated that the FAA told employees that “if the conservative [Republicans] gain control of congress then the FAA could be looking [at] as much as a 15% cut in budget and we [may] be looking at furloughs." This isn’t all that surprising. In fact, I’d be surprised if this wasn’t happening across the board, not just by the FAA.
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a story in Atlanta recently that involves a man receiving a parking ticket after the parking officer notices he has a Romney bumper sticker on his car. An Atlanta Fox affiliate reported:
The motorist admits that he was illegally parked, but is upset over the ticketing officer's reaction to the bumper sticker. "I overheard her say that, when she saw the sticker on the back of my car, the Mitt Romney sticker, ‘Oh, I'm definitely going to give you a ticket now,'" he said.
This has the Georgia Republican Party incensed, and the man simply wants an apology. Neither Atlanta’s Democrat Mayor Mohammed Kasim Reed nor the ticketing agency have commented.
Obama wants to stay in power, so he makes sure government employees are well taken care of, and he makes sure his entire administration knows that if he is not re-elected, they might all lose their jobs. They pay him homage by being one of his top campaign donors. As the government expands, Obama’s electorate expands. But as our government continues to party on the taxpayers’ dime, business owners buckle under the pressure of Obama’s burdensome regulations and Obamacare mandates. People continue to lose their private sector jobs, lose their homes, and many have simply given up looking for work. It all seems to be stacked against us, but maybe the debate this Wednesday will turn things around.