Mary's Library

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Your Tax Money, Union Dues, Campaign Contributions

I see where AFSCME, the union of state and local government employees, has donated $84,500,000 in this election. (I wonder how much of that went to Republican candidates.) They donated $400,000,000 in the 2008 election.

There are more union members working for the government than for private industry. What would Franklin Roosevelt think?

"The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service," he said in the 1930s. A public employee strike, he said, "looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable."


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