Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Public unions force taxpayers to fund Democrats

On Wisconsin, again, this time from Michael Barone...
[President Obama] added that "public employee unions make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens."

Enormous contributions, yes -- to the Democratic Party and the Obama campaign. Unions, most of whose members are public employees, gave Democrats some $400 million in the 2008 election cycle. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the biggest public employee union, gave Democrats $90 million in the 2010 cycle.

Follow the money, Washington reporters like to say. The money in this case comes from taxpayers, present and future, who are the source of every penny of dues paid to public employee unions, who in turn spend much of that money on politics, almost all of it for Democrats. In effect, public employee unions are a mechanism by which every taxpayer is forced to fund the Democratic Party.
Think that's overstating it? Skeptical?

Just look at the way that Democrats are responding to any and all efforts to cut back on the power of those government unions...

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