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Stoney
03-11-2012, 07:39 AM
The influential AFL-CIO almost certainly will endorse Obama for reelection, but many unions are increasingly financing their own efforts instead of writing large checks to the Democratic Party and its candidates.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-labor-endorse-20120311,0,374934.story

Sorry about the bold print. I couldn't get rid of it.

Apparently the AFL-CIO will no longer take money from its members and give it to Democrats.

Mainecoons
03-11-2012, 07:49 AM
I read elsewhere they plan on spending 400 million to re-elect Obama and other Democrats. Really, what is the difference if they spend it on their own ads or if they give it to the left to spend it.

Remember, over half the union members "work" for government. That's right, your taxes go to pay people to campaign against your best interests and to elect people who will give them what they want, which is more of your money.

Stoney
03-11-2012, 07:58 AM
And many of those federal workers would not support Democrats if they had a choice.

Conley
03-11-2012, 09:26 AM
At least if they run on their own that will weaken the Democratic party. That's good news.