Skip to comments.Report says unions have big money advantage in politics
Posted on 03/26/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT by SmithL
Here's one side of the argument you'll be hearing for the next seven months over the so-called "Stop Special Interest Money Now Act" the political-committee funding measure on the Nov. 7 ballot in California.
"DUES AND DEEP POCKETS: Public-Sector Unions' Money Machine," published by the conservative Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, argues that dues withheld by payroll deduction and paid directly to unions, along with rules that force employees to pay for representation even if they aren't members, gives labor "an abundant and reliable source of money, sparing unions the need to spend resources on recruitment, retention, and fund-raising."
Author Daniel DiSalvo says that means civil service unions have a serious advantage over other groups throwing elbows for government resources.
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Gees, who would have guessed!
Who woulda guessed? Not me. Maybe the unions have been saving up, say, since 2008
Unions utterly suck.