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2016 Election Government

95 PERCENT of Federal Employees Donate to Hillary Clinton

Written by Philip Hodges

This factoid might help to bolster the idea that the establishment really does hate Donald Trump.

A survey across 14 different federal agencies found that out of the $2 million donated to the two presidential nominees, nearly $1.9 million of it went to one particular candidate, Hillary Clinton. That’s 95 percent of all donations given by employees of these 14 federal agencies.

If you look at the State Department, 99 percent of their donations went to Clinton. And 95 percent of the Justice Department’s employees’ donations also went to the Democratic nominee. “Trump received $8,756 from DOJ employees compared with $286,797 for Clinton,” according to The Hill

Just look at these charts:


Not surprisingly, of these 14 agencies, Trump received the most from the Defense Department and from the Veterans Affairs Department, even though those donations still represented a tiny minority compared to what Hillary Clinton got from them.

This really isn’t at all unexpected. Government workers have historically donated to the Democrats. Democrats are the ones government workers look at as wanting to expand government. The Republicans are the ones who at least pay lip service to working to make government smaller. 

If you’re a federal employee, you don’t want to lose your lucrative taxpayer-funded job. You don’t want a competitive private sector. The more the government oversees, the better job security you have. They look at Hillary Clinton as perpetuating the gravy train.

Not every federal employee is like that of course. There are, I’m sure, a few who see the corruption, the wasteful spending, the lavish conferences/parties at taxpayer expense, the coverups, and the overall unaccountability of government workers. But they’re few and far between.

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