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.