May 21, 2010
Unions to spend $100M on saving DemocratsTopics: Political News and commentaries
The HIll reports that at least two influential unions will spend close to $100 million on the 2010 election, with most of those funds going to protect incumbents:
... Union officials told The Hill they plan to help endangered members -- particularly freshmen -- who made politically difficult votes in a year during which an anti-incumbent mood has filled the country.No surprise. Both Democrats and unions love big government, high taxes, entitlements (mostly for unions), corruption (as in Obama and SEIU's Andy Stern), free health care, and class warfare, unions love the union-friendly legislation and reforms that increase union power, and government handouts they get that most Americans consider outlandish, and Democrats love the pay for play money they get and the union thugs that help them get elected.
And the number will be even higher since the AFL-CIO declined to give its figures.
While the labor movement has displayed an aggressive tack in Democratic primaries, including supporting some challengers over incumbents, it remains concerned about the party retaining its congressional majorities.
As a result, it plans an enormous spending spree to help ensure Democratic control of Congress.
Posted by Richard at May 21, 2010 9:19 AM
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