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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Why Must All Taxpayers Fund Democrats Via Unions?

Michael Barone lays it out plainly, which more Americans are catching onto every day:

Unions, most of whose members are public employees, gave Democrats some $400 million in the 2008 election cycle. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the biggest public-employee union, gave Democrats $90 million in the 2010 cycle.

The money in this case comes from taxpayers, present and future, who are the source of every penny of dues paid to public-employee unions — who in turn spend much of that money on politics, almost all of it for Democrats. In effect, public-employee unions are a mechanism by which every taxpayer is forced to fund the Democratic party.

It's not hard why Democrats want union thugs to "bloody up" their opposition.