Christie curbs Union donations!!!

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    On his first day on the job, Christie signed eight executive orders including on which labor leaders and democrats are calling an attack on their current system of pay to play politics in New Jersey. The order states that unions are now added to the list of groups who are barred from receiving state contracts of more than $17,500 if they had donated more than $300 to a campaign for Governor or county political committee in the previous 18 months. The order is expected to curb the union influence and patronage that was prevelant during the Corzine administration.

    Christie signs executive order to limit union backed pay to play politics : New Jersey News – Jackson Township, Toms River, Freehold, Ocean County, NJ, US and World News
     
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    Yay for him!

    It's time for politicians to recognize that there is only one special interest group.... 'We, the People'.
     
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    Anyone who shoves something up a union's ass is aces in my book.
     
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    Any chance of that happening in Illinois?
     
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    I don't really have a problem with individual donations to any campaign because those individuals in theory can pull the lever and vote. I see Union donations no differently than I do large corporate donations to a party or campaign and in my opinion they have no place in the election process.
     
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    Excellent work Governor Christie, other Governors around the country should follow his lead.
     
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    Is he also going curb corporate donantions?
     
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    Corporations are barred by law from giving political donations.

    Yes, anything that puts a weed up union's asses is Ay Okay in my book. They are the cause of about half the problems in America.
     
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    Yeah, let's return to the good old days of sweatshops and child labor.
     
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    Exactly the reason why I see them as no different than corporations when it comes to campaign donations.
     

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