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James O’Keefe Continues to Expose Organized Labor’s Culture of Corruption

posted at 3:38 am on October 1, 2012 by

James O’ Keefe strikes again with a new video further exposing organzied labor’s felonious activity.  The following is an excerpt from an email from Project Veritas.

As Newark local SEIU President Rahaman Muhammad explains on our new tape, a fake company could get your tax money just to dig ditches and fill them back up again, but it “depends on Democrats being in office.”

Muhammad also said that Democrats like Senator Robert Menendez “get support from the union,” and as long as we say that we’re with SEIU, “Menendez gonna be like ‘Oh, for real? SEIU? Oh good, great!’”

…Great if you’re a union boss who gets “bullshi–” contracts and increased dues. And great if you’re a politician whose campaign is funded by union PACs.

But for taxpayers it’s a disaster.

Since 2005, labor unions have reported spending $4.4 billion dollars on political activity, with the vast majority of that money going to Democrats like Robert Menendez – despite the fact that half of SEIU members identify as Republicans or Independents!

Besides an obvious conflict of interest, the worst part about the financial arrangement between unions and elected officials is that much of the money going into campaign coffers comes from compulsory member dues.

In other words, union members are forced to pay for political candidates or activities they may not even support.

…Activities like the SEIU members that were reportedly were paid $20.00 each to rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of ObamaCare!

This follows O’Keefe’s first video released in July highlighting “his company’s” attempts to secure union funding for a job that would cost the taxpayers money.

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Wow. Just wow. How do these people live with themselves?

hopeful on October 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Keep up the good fight, JO’K! Doing the job the media refuses to do.

Ace ODale on October 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Wow. Just wow. How do these people live with themselves?

hopeful on October 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Very comfortably. On your dime.

BKennedy on October 1, 2012 at 4:07 PM

How do they live with themselves? They have excluded this behaviour from their consciences, on whatever excuse. It’s easy to do. Public shaming may not work, but it will make it easier to stop the gravy train.

How do we do this and still pass Constitutional muster? Given the inherent and destructive conflict of interest, SCOTUS has already allowed laws that require unions to get affirmative consent from their members. We need to get these laws passed, and we need to put a reasonable time limit on it.

We also might be able to outlaw public employee unions to any entity that does not announce the union donation in its ads. The unions, of course, would be free to run their own ads, so long as the ads announce who’s paying for them.

njcommuter on October 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Wow. Just wow. How do these people live with themselves?

hopeful on October 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Very comfortably. On your dime.

BKennedy on October 1, 2012 at 4:07 PM

It’s for the greater moral good, clearly, so why would they have any qualms about whatever it is they do?

mintycrys on October 2, 2012 at 11:47 AM