Showing posts with label labor unions big contributors to Democratic causes. Show all posts
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Monday, October 25, 2010

It's OK when our guy does it--Part one

1) The Left keeps blaring that conservative groups are heavily funded by rich billionaires like the Koch brothers. Yet, there is plenty of evidence of left-wing groups and their agenda being funded by liberal rich people too. George Soros quickly comes to mind as a major contributor to left-wing causes; Mr. Soros has even contributed heavily to causes that may influence judicial selection in states like Nevada. Strangely, there are no loud and large headlines about this on the Huffington Post.

2) From the WSJ:
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections, thanks to an 11th-hour effort to boost Democrats that has vaulted the public-sector union ahead of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a flock of new Republican groups in campaign spending.

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.

"We're the big dog," said Larry Scanlon, the head of AFSCME's political operations. "But we don't like to brag."

HA!