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Home - by - March 7, 2011 - 17:02 America/New_York - 32 Comments

Your union dues are used to fund a political organization you might not support. But set aside the private sector unions, how is it legal for tax payer funded unions to kickback union dues to primarily one party, so that the circle jerk continues forever?

Leading Union Political Campaign Contributors
1990-2010
Democrats Republicans
American Fed. of State, County, & Municipal Employees $40,281,900 $547,700
Intel Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 29,705,600 679,000
National Education Association 27,679,300 2,005,200
Service Employees International Union 26,368,470 98,700
Communication Workers of America 26,305,500 125,300
Service Employees International Union 26,252,000 1,086,200
Laborers Union 25,734,000 2,138,000
American Federation of Teachers 25,682,800 200,000
United Auto Workers 25,082,200 182,700
Teamsters Union 24,926,400 1,822,000
Carpenters and Joiners Union 24,094,100 2,658,000
Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union 23,875,600 226,300
United Food and Commercial Workers Union 23,182,000 334,200
AFL-CIO 17,124,300 713,500
Sheet Metal Workers Union 16,347,200 342,800
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union 14,790,000 818,500
Operating Engineers Union 13,840,000 2,309,500
Airline Pilots Association 12,806,600 2,398,300
International Association of Firefighters 12,421,700 2,685,400
United Transportation Workers 11,807,000 1,459,300
Ironworkers Union 11,638,900 936,000
American Postal Workers Union 11,633,100 544,300
Nat’l Active & Retired Fed. Employees Association 8,135,400 2,294,600
Seafarers International Union 6,726,800 1,281,300
Source: Center for Responsive Politics, Washington, D.C.

ht. doc

» 32 Comments

  1. Doc

    March 7th, 2011

    Wow! It looks like those teachers really love their democraps.

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  2. Shmidtlap

    March 7th, 2011

    It’s overdue for a national right to work law.

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  3. 1MadJack

    March 7th, 2011

    Holy shit! Unfriggin unbelievable. :roll:

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  4. Wagtube

    March 7th, 2011

    When you break down the numbers it doesn’t look so bad. Only $486,440,870 (95%) to Dems, and a whopping $25,592,200 (5%) to repubs. /sarc off. I think I’m going to be sick. It’s frightening.

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  5. I'm Palin's Huckleberry

    March 7th, 2011

    …and who says you can’t buy an election…!

    phuckem

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  6. Papadoc

    March 7th, 2011

    Public employee unions should not be allowed to support anyone in any election of their employers. It’s corruption built-in. In fact, any entity which receives any state or federal dollars should be disallowed from making campaign contributions. It’s corrupt on it’s face.

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  7. dyrewulf

    March 7th, 2011

    Hey, Huck! I used your Avatar for the Facebook thumbnail on this one when I posted it :)

    Sorry, just LOVE that character….

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  8. Lurker

    March 7th, 2011

    What surprising about those numbers, is that the Republicans actually received money.

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  9. Doc

    March 7th, 2011

    D Wulf, you didn’t have to tell him he’s allergic to facebook and would never have seen it. When I saw you post it, I had to take a second look for that reason.

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  10. hi_desertgirl

    March 7th, 2011

    According to opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics) between 1989 and 2010 the Koch brothers donated $2.58 million to political parties, candidates, and PACS.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2010/09/opensecrets-battle—koch-brothers.html

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  11. BigFurHat

    March 7th, 2011

    Good work hi_desertgirl!

    Contrast the Koch numbers to these Union kickbacks and George Soros.
    Soros gave over a million dollars to Media Matters alone in one fell swoop. (I can still kick Eric Boehlert’s ass, even with David Brock trying to scratch my eyes out. And I mean ideologically, of course.)

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  12. I'm Palin's Huckleberry

    March 7th, 2011

    Doc,
    I’m not allegeric to Facebook, just busy and trying to survive this rotten economy!

    I’ll be getting around to it

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  13. Edith McCrotch

    March 7th, 2011

    Yeah very believable. The state employees SEIU union in NC didn’t spend one dime on ANY of the state legistature canidates this past election except one, and he was a democrat.

    They didn’t give money toward the republican (who won), but instead spent money on advertisements smearing the democrat because he wouldn’t play ball with them.

    The circle jerk must stop by ridding the state’s of the pivot man (Unions) and any canidate who even considers their concerns.

    They will eat their own.

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  14. Doc

    March 7th, 2011

    Huck, I’ll send you one! I think I have an extra “Round Tuit” right here in my desk.

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  15. Menderman

    March 7th, 2011

    Thanks for that info hi_desertgirl! The more I read about the Koch’s the more I like them. They create tons of US jobs while providing things I use like paper, paper towels, toilet paper, sheet rock, siding, plywood! They own oil refineries and pipelines to deliver gasoline, diesel, natural gas and more safely and efficiently to millions of Americans across the country! They should be heralded as true American Heroes just like the Wright Brothers or Henry Ford! They donate 100′s of millions to charities like medical research, the arts, education, museums and more! Soros produces nothing, he is a hedge fund king.

    To quote a former senator from my state, we do indeed have “Two Americas”.

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  16. FreeMan in Wasilla, Pa.

    March 7th, 2011

    Un Holy Shit Batman

    That isn’t corruption, it isn’t organized crime. It is a take over.

    And those teachers have no one but them selves to blame for this. What is wrong Cheesy Teachers? kicking in 25 to 125 to 1 for demonRats not paying off in the long run??? You poor poor babies..

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  17. FreeMan in Wasilla, Pa.

    March 7th, 2011

    @ Lurker – RINOS received that money like Sphincter in my state.

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  18. FreeMan in Wasilla, Pa.

    March 7th, 2011

    Oh – is there any way to get all this on a tee shirt? With a caption saying, You get what you pay for.

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  19. Bilgeman

    March 7th, 2011

    Yup, there’s my tiny old outfit, the 10,000 member Seafarers International Union, (SIU-aka: “Sacco’s Italian Underworld”), the anchor of the top 20.

    Meet SIU President Michael Sacco:

    http://www.seafarers.org/about/bios.xml#Sacco

    President of so many unions that no-one has ever heard of, (and collecting a check from them all, according to the Department of Labor).

    A Very Busy Man…

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  20. I'm Palin's Huckleberry

    March 7th, 2011

    Doc,
    Take your round toit….

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  21. FreeMan in Wasilla, Pa.

    March 7th, 2011

    P.T. Barnum said “There’s a sucker born every minute” He was wrong, there is one born ever second.

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  22. woody

    March 7th, 2011

    Huh? SEIU takes 4th ….AND 6th place?

    and Bilge, ain’t it funny how every one of those SIU officers look like ex-cons?
    I tell ya, a real knee slapper.

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  23. 1MadJack

    March 7th, 2011

    I see we have the liberal dumbshit troll td’ing everyone. Is he/she an acorn or an seiu goon? :roll:

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  24. "Muck Raker Mark"

    March 7th, 2011

    @madjack – that last one is from me … hee hee

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  25. Doc

    March 7th, 2011

    Huck, I’ll put that Round Tuit back in the desk. Let me know when you’re ready for it.

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  26. Doc

    March 7th, 2011

    Jack and Mark, that last round was on me!

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  27. "Muck Raker Mark"

    March 7th, 2011

    Right back atcha Doc!!

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  28. I'm Palin's Huckleberry

    March 7th, 2011

    Doc,

    Much appreciated

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  29. salt

    March 7th, 2011

    Your taxes are used to subsidize corporations that fund political organization you might not support. But set aside the publicly funded oligarchs, how is it legal for tax payer financed subsidies support primarily one party, so that the circle jerk continues forever?

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  30. Groucho Marxist

    March 8th, 2011

    Anyone wonder why union pensions needed and got bail outs?

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  31. Bilgeman

    March 8th, 2011

    woody:
    “and Bilge, ain’t it funny how every one of those SIU officers look like ex-cons?”

    Odd that, huh?

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