Guess which special interest is number one in campaign donations?

While Barack Obama lashes out at special interests spending money on campaigns in 2010, one group is in overdrive when it comes to pouring out money. Number One in spending is....the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, according to the Washington Post.

So far, in 2010, this public employee union has spent almost $760,890 of their members' dues on campaigns and unsurprisingly no less than 100% has gone to Democrats. That is almost $300,000 more than the runner up, "American Crossroads" ($454,342) and about $460,000 more than number 3, the Club for Growth ( $297,661).

During the State of the Union address the President lashed out at the Supreme Court for its decision that held that corporations had the same right to free speech as individuals when it came to campaigning. He wrongly stated that "special interests-including foreign companies" could spend without limit in our elections. Foreign companies are legally forbidden to spend money on campaigns in America.

His latest enemy are the Koch brothers. On August 9th he spoke out against the Americans for Prosperity group that the Kochs fund. The New Yorker has a long profile, not so coincidentally, on the Kochs in the current issue. The author, Jane Mayer, quotes critics from the leftist Center for American Progress and Media Matters - without bothering to mention that the Center for American Progress has its own billionaire sugar daddies (George Soros and Herb and Marion Sandler, all Obama supporters).

Unions, by the way, have had the right to spend their members' dues for campaign purposes for many years-something Obama ignored.

There is a lot of deliberate ignorance: Obama ignores special interests and billionaire businessmen if they support him and his minions in the journalistic world do the same.

Meanwhile, the number one union for government workers is by far the special interest that seems to be dominating the 2010 campaign. They know that their juicy salary and benefit packages that are devastating us while enriching them are in danger should Republicans gain power.

 

 



While Barack Obama lashes out at special interests spending money on campaigns in 2010, one group is in overdrive when it comes to pouring out money. Number One in spending is....the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, according to the Washington Post.

So far, in 2010, this public employee union has spent almost $760,890 of their members' dues on campaigns and unsurprisingly no less than 100% has gone to Democrats. That is almost $300,000 more than the runner up, "American Crossroads" ($454,342) and about $460,000 more than number 3, the Club for Growth ( $297,661).

During the State of the Union address the President lashed out at the Supreme Court for its decision that held that corporations had the same right to free speech as individuals when it came to campaigning. He wrongly stated that "special interests-including foreign companies" could spend without limit in our elections. Foreign companies are legally forbidden to spend money on campaigns in America.

His latest enemy are the Koch brothers. On August 9th he spoke out against the Americans for Prosperity group that the Kochs fund. The New Yorker has a long profile, not so coincidentally, on the Kochs in the current issue. The author, Jane Mayer, quotes critics from the leftist Center for American Progress and Media Matters - without bothering to mention that the Center for American Progress has its own billionaire sugar daddies (George Soros and Herb and Marion Sandler, all Obama supporters).

Unions, by the way, have had the right to spend their members' dues for campaign purposes for many years-something Obama ignored.

There is a lot of deliberate ignorance: Obama ignores special interests and billionaire businessmen if they support him and his minions in the journalistic world do the same.

Meanwhile, the number one union for government workers is by far the special interest that seems to be dominating the 2010 campaign. They know that their juicy salary and benefit packages that are devastating us while enriching them are in danger should Republicans gain power.

 

 



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