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July 19, 1940
An amendment to the 1939 Hatch Act, a federal law whose main provision prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity, is amended to also cover state and local employees whose salaries include any federal funds.

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Updated: Jul. 19 (14:05)

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Aug. 8, 2017 | SOCIAL JUSTICE | … So how did the word “entitlement” become such a mean spirited place where we listen to and even agree with arguments that “entitlements” must be slashed? Perhaps it is the politics of fear. When we operate from a zero sum mentality it is easy to become frightened that if we provide for others there will not be enough for us. If everyone receiving entitlements are viewed as just pigs, selfishly slurping at the trough, then indeed the rest of us will be left with nothing. But, what if it’s not a zero sum game? laborpress.com
 
 
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