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Tag: Big Labor
Failure to heed basic economic logic unfolded in an physically violent way last week following Governor Rick Snyder signing a bill that does nothing more than provide workers with the freedom to decide whether or not to spend their hard-earned money on joining a union.
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By JGillman, Section News
The politico has a list that reveals only one of the top ten GOP recipients of labor largess to be our very own Ms Miller. Explained is that only 13% of labor's political cash influx goes to Republicans, it should still be noted over $50k is significant, and influential:
Overall this cycle, about 13 percent of labor groups' political action committee contributions -- just over $2 million -- have gone toward GOP candidates, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That's still dwarfed by the nearly $14 million in union cash that's gone to Democrats this cycle, but the GOP appears to be gaining ground with union donors after receiving only 6 percent of total contributions in 2010 and 8 percent in the 2008 cycle.
They know they better spark off the RINO contingent.
Someone needs to have their backs as the suffocating grip of reality threatens their very existence. Government-Union partnerships are soon to be a thing of the past, and the country will be better off for it.
Also, as each of the traditionally safe Democrat seats become threatened even more, labor has a few buck left over with each cycle, and while the "big O" refuses to help with the pipeline thing to satisfy his ecologically nutty friends, they may not wish to give him their boost. For now anyhow. I guess labor needs to show its own bipartisanship.
No, we shouldn't be surprised at this list containing at least ONE of Michigan's representatives hitting the teat of the big L. There are others just down the list, but shining the light on Candy M right now simply drives home how close some are to the dark side.
KG, you up for that fight?
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Look who showed up on Fox News!
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Shocking audio this morning over on MEA Exposed. On February 5-7, 2009 the MEA held a Bargaining, Political Action and PR Conference at Cobo Hall in Detroit.
One of the special sessions they offered their members was titled "Grand Rapids EA (Education Association) Story," featuring a presentation from the president of the Grand Rapids teachers union, Paul Helder and Earl Graeber, a MEA Uniserv director effectivel on-loan to the GR group.
Looks like someone attending the meeting happened to have a digital audio recorder in his or her possession and now Helder and Graeber's behavior is available for all of the world to witness, thanks to that wile old double-u, double-u, double-u (apologies to David Letterman).
And believe me... this is stuff they'd rather not have floating around the ether.
How long do you figure, for instance, before the Grand Rapids Public School Board and Superintendent Bernard Taylor get wind of the way Helder hurls pet names and personal insults like a second grader throwing a tantrum on the playground?
Not only does Helder refer to Taylor as the "stuperintendent," admitting that it's a term of derision, but he claims that the nine-member school board only has "two or three" members "capable of some kind of independent thought." Click the links to hear it for yourself.
And it gets much, much worse. Read on...
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