Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s re-election campaign?
Answer: He is expected to raise a whopping $1 BILLION and that money has to come from somewhere.
The relationship between labor unions and the Democratic Party is one that needs to watched.
AFSCME (a public employees union) was biggest outside spender of the 2010 midterm election:
The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats’ hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.
Previously, most labor-sponsored campaign ads had to be funded by volunteer donations. Now, however, AFSCME can pay for ads using annual dues from members, which amount to about $390 per person. AFSCME said it will tap membership dues to pay for $17 million of ads backing Democrats this election.
Labor unions were created to be a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, do not generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. Unfortunately, when government unions strike, they strike against the taxpayers who fund their salaries, pensions, benefits, etc.
Props to the Republican National Committee for releasing this political advertisement. It’s refreshing to see them take a firm stand on this issue.