Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AFSCME's Scanlon Brags Of Political Influence

The problem with accusing one side with a bogus claim - besides the fact it isn't proven with facts - is then the accused goes after the accuser when that side's weakness is exposed. In this case, it is the corruption of union contributions to political campaigns. Not just any union is leading the way in a big way - it is the union comprised of taxpayer paid state, county and municipal employees. That's right - you are paying the salary of union workers who, in turn, pay dues to a union supporting only one political party.

Team Obama may keep trying to scare voters with a bankrupt and hypocritical message about big money, but that dog won’t hunt. Because now we know: It is the union-funded Democrats who are “the big dog” when it comes to special-interest money.

A record $87.5 million has been spent by one union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, to elect Democrats. Paid not by voluntary contribution from its members, but by forced union dues from workers—who are paid by taxpayers.

Recently, the leader of the pack was quoted as he bragged of his power: "We're the big dog," said Larry Scanlon, the head of AFSCME's political operations. "But we don't like to brag."

So, there is some documented "change" provided by the guy who campaigned on it. Is this the change we "were waiting for", as the candidate Obama was fond of saying? Unions are increasing in power by using members' dues and plunking it all down for one party - the Democratic party. It may be noted that during the Obama administration to date, the sector of government jobs has increased by leaps and bounds over the creation of private sector jobs. Coincidence?

The bogus claim that the GOP benefited from donations by The Chamber of Commerce, acquired by foreign donors, has been exposed for the lie that it is. And, here is the glaring difference - not only is it not proven but donors to the Chamber of Commerce are not government employees paid with taxpayer money. These are business people and their membership in the Chamber of Commerce is voluntary.

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