Jobs bill failed cause $$ going directly to labor leaders' pockets!

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    The WH said:
    "The bill failed because Senate Republicans blocked it. Senate Republicans decided they would not ask millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more in order to put up to 400,000 teachers in our classrooms teaching our children.”

    400,000 teachers at average of $52,000 per year is $20.8 billion.
    one year. Union dues average $750/teacher or $300 million to labor unions.
    90% of labor unions campaign donations go to Democrats!

    So why would ANY one vote for a bill that would put a large portion of that
    $ 300 million into the campaign coffers of the Democrats?
     
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    could not agree more
     
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    As I have said before, CON$ervative lies are neverending. Unions make contributions to political parties through separate funds. Up until the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Extreme Court decision that CON$ worship, it was illegal to use union dues to contribute to political campaigns.

    Even the most extreme right wing whackos estimate that the teachers union has given only $60 million in political contributions over the last 20 years, which averages to $3 million per year. Only a lying CON$ervative would exaggerate $3 million into a "large portion" of $300 million!!!
     
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    Unlike you I deal with the FACTS!
    From 1990 to 2012.. Teachers unions gave:
    Democrats $59,469,104 96%
    GOP $2,418,411 4%
    Teachers Unions | OpenSecrets

    So given the extremely hyperbolism people like you generate I don't think it is unfair to ask why WE TAX Payers support labor unions that send 95% of the campaign money to the Democrats!
     
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    Democrats dont want facts , They love to lie!
     
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    Good job.. The numbers are important.
     
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    So let's see, I said $60 million in 20 years and you say $62 million in 22 years. So how are MY facts wrong???

    And the American people are free to send their money to whatever Party they wish. There is no law that requires the American people to contribute equally to both Parties. So why would any union worker contribute to the GOP who are hell bent on destroying the unions??????
     
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    I didn't say you were wrong.. I was pointing out the GROSS distortion of money sent to Democrats by teachers union!

    Check out this petition..national right to work National Right to Work Committee
    Whereas:
    Federal law permits Big Labor to confiscate $8 billion from American workers’ paychecks every year just to get or keep a job;
    Whereas:
    This forced unionism breeds violent strikes and a hate-the-boss mentality which drive good jobs overseas, jack up prices and risk re-igniting inflation:
    Whereas:
    Union bosses use this forced-dues fortune to corrupt our political system with over a billion dollars every election cycle; and
    Whereas:
    Union-puppet politicians routinely vote for higher taxes, bailouts, job-killing bureaucracy and even more porkbarrel spending keeping our nation locked in recession;
    Therefore:
    I urge you in the strongest possible terms to strike a blow for freedom and American prosperity by co-sponsoring and casting your every vote in favor the National Right to Work Act.
    Rand Paul a U.S. Senator is so concerned that labor unions restrict the right to the workers money and that this $8 billion in dues are used grossly out of proportion to the Democrats that he's petition Americans to free the bonds of union slavery to a few plantation owners known as LABOR BOSSES!!!
     
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    Funny how they always are willing to hand out corporate welfare though.
     
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    I never knew Rand Paul was anti worker, I gladly pay my union dues in order to get better wages and benefits negotiated on my behalf than that which my non union counterparts receive.
     

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