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Big Labor's Expense for Election Foot Soldiers

Big Labor's Expense for Election Foot Soldiers

I have repeatedly attempted to expose the fact that Big Labor’s Gasping Dinosaurs are desperate and are utilizing much more than political donations to assure election of politicians who will assist in saving them from extinction. I have shown this in The Devil at Our Doorstep and several blogs over the past two years, during radio programs and ontelevision.  In fact, many times the theme, “When Will Congress and the Main Stream Media Wake Up?” has appeared in my blogs. It appears that finally some of the mainstream media has decided to expose that Political Spending by Unions Far Exceeds Direct Donations and it truly is Big Labor, Big Money!Credit earned is credit due!

Last week, FOX News Corporation and theWall Street Journal stepped up and exposed the extravagant spending ofBig Labor bosses at the expense of the rank and file members. They alsobrought to light the coercion utilized by Big Labor bosses to impactelections at all levels of government through funding of theirintimidating foot soldiers to the tune of four times actual politicaldonations over the past several years.

The WSJ article reportedthat Big Labor contributed $1.1 Billion from 2005 through 2011 topolitical campaigns. However, during the same time period, Big Laborspent $3.3 Billion on political activity. In other words they spent $3.3Billion utilizing foot soldiers to register people to vote, and thenget them to polls to vote for the candidates Big Labor endorses! Inaddition Fox News reports Big Labor bosses from all major and somesmaller unions are spending members dues money on lavish trips andmeetings as well as buying hotels, golf courses and other facilitieswith member’s dues (see Big Labor Spending – Part 2). Interestingly enough, in these articles it is noticeable that the SEIU Stays Below the Radar. This is likely a result of the SEIU’s Persuasion of Poweragainst businesses and news outlets alike. Independent research intothe SEIU’s expenditures on lavish conferences, trips and rumored hotelstays for unregistered out of state voters to sway elections amounted to$4,098,650 in 2011 (see SEIU National LM-2 2011). Interestingly enough, we are now seeing Employees Push Back Against SEIU’s Persuasion of Power! Employees are tired of the intimidation and Big Labor bosses’ misuse of their dues for political purposes!


SEIU Exposedrecounts the story of “Mariam the Mighty,” an SEIU member inCalifornia, and her valiant efforts to fight for members’ rights.Recently, she won a court order requiring the SEIU to open up theirbooks so she and other SEIU members can see where their membership duesare being spent (see California SEIU Members Score Multiple Victories Over “SEIU 1%”). The SEIU is not the only union under attack by its members. TheMichigan led by Terry Bowman that are tired of Big Labor Union bossesusing their money to elect liberal politicians and are now pushing aRight-To-Work bill in Michigan! It is apparent that Union Members are Not Happy with Their Leader’s Political Spending.It is also abundantly apparent that, “To force a man to furnishcontributions of money towards the propagation of ideas which hedisbelieves, is both sinful and tyrannical.”  However, Obama and his BigLabor cronies simply disagree. They are desperate and “desperate peopledo desperate things!” The Devil at Our Doorstep addresses this matter as follows:

Theunions need money, and they need it fast so that they can support thereelection campaign of our current president. Simply put, he cannot winwithout that money and the foot soldiers unions provide to affectpolitical voting decisions across this great country of ours. His footsoldiers in this quest are the unions; more specifically, many of themare unsuspecting members, ones easily influenced by a disingenuous WhiteHouse politician who consistently preaches that government involvementin people’s lives is the answer to all of our problems. All of them.

Keyto the president’s program is, plain and simple, increased unionmembership. Such an increase will result in more foot soldiers, moreunion dues, and more union money to aid his 2012 reelection campaign.Required is the establishment of an environment in which this may occur.Such legislation and other left-wing antics toward forced organizationcaused Will Collins to scold Big Labor in his National Review blog. He wrote the following:

Lackingthe evolutionary finesse that keeps most parasites from killing theirhost organisms, the American labor movement has driven the private firmsthat once employed its members offshore or into bankruptcy.Consequently, the only growth market remaining for the union movement isgovernment: More union members today are employed by government than bythe private sector. The union bosses, being neither blind nor stupid,see the advantages of sitting on both sides of the negotiating table,and their influence on politics has been predictably baleful.Unfortunately for those who would curtail their influence, they enjoy asteady stream of cash, expropriated from the paychecks of their members,and a ready supply of foot soldiers available for get-out-the-vote andrent-a-mob duties

If you don’t believe that this is happening inthe 2012 election, then simply review the 2010 Election and SenatorHarry Reid’s come from behind victory in Nevada, as chronicled in Fraudsters the Reason Blue States Remained Blue. Senator Reid was reportedly 4-6% behind in the polls entering Election Day and yet pulled out a comfortable victory (see Explaining The Harry Reid Victory and Tea Party Loss in Nevada). Americans can expect the same type tactics utilized in 2010 by the Campaign’s Big Spender,Big Labor, to resurface as Election Day approaches. It would be foolishto believe otherwise. All this, despite the fact the Obama Campaignrails for transparency and passage of the “Disclose Act” recentlydefeated in the Senate (see Republicans Block Bill on Transparency)in an effort to counter the 2010 Supreme Court’s “Citizens United”decision allowing corporations to donate to PAC’s. The disingenuous partof Obama’s claims are that Big Labor has reportedly committed$400,000,000 to Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Don’t buy intothe ruse that the “Citizens United” case created an unfair playing fieldfor Republicans. It is time to expose the fact that it merely evened aplaying field that Big Labor had been exploiting for years, at theexpense of membership dues!  In fact in 2011 alone the SEIU Political Spendingamounted to $ 54,478,912 in an off election year, yet the Presidentstill plays the poor me card as witnessed by the July 31, 2012 e-mailbelow!

Friend –
Sometimes politics can seem very small.
But the choice voters face in this election couldn’t be bigger.
Over the past two months, we have been outraised by our opponents.They’ve used that advantage to distort the truth and mislead people,over and over, on TV and the radio in battleground states. Tonight isone of the most critical fundraising deadlines we’ll face. If we winthis election, it will be because of what you did in moments like thisto close the gap.
Please make a donation of $3 or more right now: https://donate.barackobama.com/Deadline-Midnight

Thank you.
Barack

Nowis the time for all Americans to realize that Big Labor is controllingthe Democrats 2012 Election Campaign. The final three months of thecampaign will be like Big Labor’s Scorched Earth Campaign in Ohio  in 2011 as it will utilize its infamous Corporate Campaign tactics of Death by a Thousand Cuts! Membership dues will be misused to fund Big Labor’s foots soldiers and an intimidating ground game as once again, Big Labor Bosses Demonstrate Why RTW is Necessary – Shame on Them!

Kudosto the media for exposing Big Labor’s misuse of its membership’s moneyfor political purposes! Now, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party mustquickly learn the Lessons from the Wisconsin Recall if the President is to be denied a second term and the future of America, as envisioned by our forefathers, is to be saved!

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