AFL-CIO to form super PAC

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    AFL is forming a super PAC that they claim will be non-partisan? Really, that's their story and they are sticking with it... IMO they want to make sure the democrat politico's understand JUST how much power and influence they have to peddle!

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    They own Obama and a few other Democrats.
     
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    I'm not sure why they need it. Unions are the top political donors in the nation.
     
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    Really?
     
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    They own democrats period! They just want that ownership to be underlined with extra large bold lettering~
     
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    So who does Super-PAC American Crossroads own then?
     
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    The Union money makes American Crossroads look like peanuts. Not only do they collect forced dues- this PAC will now work in a concerted effort to go after non-union money to add to their Borg like organization.
     
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    If you include lobbying money, corporations spend 30-50 times as much as unions and conservation groups, and guess what party fights all lobbying regulations? DUH.
    And what do unions and conservation groups want? Protect workers and nature from screw the worker and polluting greedy pubs. What the hell is wrong with you people? Keep voting against yourselves, morons...
     
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    Oh please- spare us the "our money is good money" bullshit! Lobbyist's come from both sides of the aisle. That said, union money, is forced theft! Taking union dues that are used in such a partisan manner is despicable ...ain't nothing good or nice about it.
     
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    Look at this chart to see how much Labor outspent other donors in the 2008 election cycle.

    Look at those corporations...GASP!

    Top Contributors

    This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

    Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY's List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers.


    • University of California $1,648,685
    • Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
    • Harvard University $864,654
    • Microsoft Corp $852,167
    • Google Inc $814,540
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
    • Citigroup Inc $736,771
    • Time Warner $624,618
    • Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
    • Stanford University $595,716
    • National Amusements Inc $563,798
    • Wilmerhale Llp $550,168
    • Skadden, Arps et al $543,539
    • Columbia University $541,002
    • UBS AG $532,674
    • IBM Corp $532,372
    • General Electric $529,855
    • US Government $517,908
    • Morgan Stanley $512,232
    • Latham & Watkins $503,295
     

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