We’ve been reporting the apparent theft of services by an SEIU Union Chapter VP and NH DES employee Richard de Seve for months as we struggle with the Department of Environmental Services and the State’s IT department, and their resistance to part with data, in response to our Right to Know Requests about state employees using taxpayer time and state equipment to politic at (ironically) the Concord Monitor.
We even called the Monitor out on it for ignoring the story and pointed out when their moderators were deleting comments from their site about our investigation, and their not reporting it.
While the Concord Monitor has (at lest temporarily) stopped deleting the comments, they have yet to make a n editorial peep about the problem of Democrats and Union sate employees wasting thousands of hours in payroll, with state equipment, to engage in on-line political activity. Not. One. Word.
But when the accused is Republican Bob Mead…and they can tie him to Bill O’Brien, they are all over it.
Public employees who want to engage in political activity should take time off to do so. That happens routinely in New Hampshire, for example, when a member of the governor’s staff takes a leave of absence to work for his or her reelection campaign.
What were New Hampshire taxpayers getting for their money when they paid Mead’s salary? What does any taxpayer, particularly those who are undeclared voters or members of a minority party, get when state employees do the work of political parties on the job? Not anything they’d willingly pay for. The next session of the Legislature should specifically prohibit on-the-job political activity by all state employees.
Great Idea that, suggesting such a thing. Wish we’d thought of it. (That’s right we did.
You have to admit that this would have been a great time for some balanced editorializing; to mention of Dick de Seve, or the almost no longer mysterious Gaia, both Democrat state SEA (SEIU) employees with years of recorded abuse of the taxpayers trust for political purposes, on their very web pages. But no. (Not very encouraging coming from the “equality” crowd running the Concord bird cage liner.)
For the record, we agree with the Monitor that “state employees” should not engage in political activity while doing state business. Now if we could get the Monitor to name all the guilty parties without deference to party affiliation. That would be something to see.
You are reading "Concord Monitor Takes a Stand...when it's a Republican." by Steve Mac Donald originally posted at GraniteGrok.com.(Home)