No to Unions? But Yes to Corps?

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  1. DontBeStupid
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    The common complaint I hear from "conservatives" is that public union workers are paid with tax payer money, use that money for dues to the union and then the union can run ads during campaigns supporting issues and candidates that the taxpayer may not agree with. Ignoring the fact that the workers earned the money, I see your point here.

    But then, could someone explain, why "conservatives" have absolutely no problem allowing a corporation to the very same thing? A corp can get a grant or subsidy (taxpayer money) and then spend unlimited funds to run ads supporting candidates and issues that taxpayers may not agree with.

    How is that different from unions? Why is it better?

    Thanks in advance for explaining your position.
     
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    IMO its no different and both are wrong.

    Bottom line for me is i believe all donations should be restricted to individual donors so as to not corrupt the process. The commercials on the other hand fall under free speech do they not? So I dont see how that could be addressed.

    In the end were left with nothing more than our own complaints the way I see it
     
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    Why not just say No to both? The Government shouldn't be propping up either one. They both rape the Taxpayers any chance they get. Now Teacher Union dues are going up. Guess who will end up paying for that? The American Taxpayer will. The Teacher Unions will just rape the American Taxpayers to pay for that. There should be no Unions in Government period. They are just bad for this Nation. The Government just needs to get out of the way and stop propping up Unions & Corps.
     
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    And lobbyist should not be allowed within 1,000 feet of politicians.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    When a public union worker gets a pay check that's his money and he should be able to do with it what he damn well pleases. This "that's taxpayer money" argument is bull
     
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    there's not much difference.

    One is welfare the other is pay through taxation.

    Neither group "should" use money gotten through taxes to support any polotician, b/c they are simply going to vote for the person that gives them money.

    However, everyone and thing, has the right to free speech.

    Funny how no one on the left gave a damn when only unions could do such a thing. But now that evul corps can, it's a bad thing. :lol:
     
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    The answer to the OP is that unions tend to give more to Democrats than to Republicans, so their contributions the Republicans want to limit. Corporations on the other hand tend to give more to the Republicans
     
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    when was this? When was it that those evil Unions could donate to political candidates but Corporations couldn't?
     
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    Yall need to put the pipe dream down and back away slowly. :lol:
     

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