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In Wisconsin, 93 Cents of Every Union Dollar Given Goes to Democrats

posted at 8:00 am on March 9, 2011 by

Forget the stuff about collective bargaining “rights.” For Democrats and their union allies, this is all about the Benjamins:

Of the nearly $7 million labor unions have contributed to state candidates in Wisconsin over the last six election cycles, 93 cents of every dollar has gone to a Democrat.

Among educators, it’s 75 cents of every buck. For public employees, 73 cents.

The data compiled by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign for the State Journal starkly illustrate why the high-stakes battle between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and labor unions over the last three weeks is about more than budget shortfalls and bargaining.

“I consider organized labor to be the backbone of the Democratic Party,” said Mike Tate, state party chairman. “Part of Scott Walker’s strategy is to weaken the infrastructure of the Democratic Party.”

Got that? An attack on unions is an attack on Democrats. That’s a level of honestly that hasn’t made it into the debate much thus far. We’ve heard a lot of talk about “union busting” and the “right” of collective bargaining. We haven’t heard much about where all that money goes after it’s bargained away from the taxpayers.

What we haven’t heard at all is an explanation for why any American should be forced to support someone else’s political party with their earnings. In essence, Democrats want to be allowed to lay an extra payroll tax on certain professions to fund their operations. When the other party objects to this set up, they then claim people’s “rights” are being taken away.

Since when is being forced to donate to one political party a right?

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Somewhere in my stack of stuff is an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from a couple weeks ago quoting “good-government guru” Mike McCabe bemoaning the potential limiting of union political donations precisely because they donate almost exclusively to Rats.

steveegg on March 9, 2011 at 9:03 AM

There’s another way of looking at this. It’s job discrimination. For example: In WI if a Republican is qualified for and wants to go after a job as a public employee or teacher,he/she can’t because they would be forced to contribute to casues and people that are against their values. Ergo, they cannot apply for or take these jobs. They are excluded. I call that job discrimination. Why has no one approached it from this angle? Surely keeping one segment of the population out of public jobs IS discrimination.

jeanie on March 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM

Since when is being forced to donate to one political party a right?

More and more of the Left’s agenda these days is about the use of force to compel people to bend to their wishes.

They want to force you to buy into Unconstitutional Obamacare.

They want to force you to drive less with higher energy prices that are the direct result of their polices.

Time was when ‘Liberal’ meant the same thing as being for Liberty. These days, the Left is all about Oppression and forcing society to bend to their will.

That should really bother them, but it does not seem to.

Chip on March 9, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Stop it! You’re making way too much sense for the left!

Pervygrin on March 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

More and more of the Left’s agenda these days is about the use of force to compel people to bend to their wishes.

No mention of this since obama took office, but the Chinese system of commnunism is seen as the preferred one by the socialist/communist in our government. In short they like the ability of the government to compel their people to accept any decision the government makes with no questions allowed. Obama was trained in the old soviet methods, but the process is the same. He seems to particuliarly have a preference for no questions asked part, ie, no more than six pre selected questions at any news event.

They want to force you to drive less with higher energy prices that are the direct result of their polices.

An interesting point. One of the commnunist political planks during the late 90’s was to destroy the large corporations through “green laws” that forced them into bankruptcy through forced pollution clean ups, which would naturally have popular support until the end results were seen. Once that goal was met they said the large corporations would be replaced with smaller local ones. Obviously union controlled.

The goal would result in a soviet style control of the population movement and reduce transportation to frieght and the previlage elite who have the need to travel within the United States.

Today the corporations still stand, but Obamacare, along with Obama policies, will reduce their ability to survive greatly. High fuel cost will hasten their failures and limit the populations ability move freely. It might be recalled that a few years back the democrates, Reid in particuliar, said that $15 a gallon gas was acceptable to them.

The communist party goals are the same, just the means of achieveing them has changed. Today they are less transparent and clear on their goals. For example they do not state a goal of destroying corporations through pollution clean up laws and cost. Today it is “Green Laws” in the political planks, pushed through global warming laws and redistribution of corporate wealth to 3rd world socialist countries through carbon credits.

Franklyn on March 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM