Supreme Court unleashes corporate spending, clamps down on Union spending

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    But “courts have narrowed and limited what unions can do,” he said. “Unions are subject to much more severe economic regulation of their affairs than corporations.

    The decision will slow unions in fundraising, all three professors say. At the same time that both corporations and unions, because of the 2010 Citizens United decision, have more ability to spend, unions are going to have more trouble raising funds. That gives unions a disadvantage in the 2012 election.

    “If the country were run this way, anyone who didn’t like the defense budget could opt out,” Lichtenstein said. “The very concept of unionism, the legitimacy of collective actions by workers covering all sorts of workers, is being chipped away.”

    Supreme Court clamping down on unions' political fundraising - Los Angeles Times

    Basically, a corporation can give unlimited money regardless of what it's investigatory want. But unions have to query every member before they can contribute.

    Corporations overwhelmingly give to Republicans because they know Republicans are against the Middle Class and only want to help corporations own everything and do anything they want to make every last buck they can.

    How Republicans can support unlimited spending by corporations but not middle class union members is beyond me.
     
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    Damn, you are stupid.

    SCOTUS simply ruled that unions have to give non members an option to opt into midyear collections that are aimed at political spending.
     
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    Looks like the gig is up on the DNC/AFSCME/NEA/AFT money laundering operation.

    Que lastima! :lol:
     
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    More one sided decisions that hurt the little guy and hands more power to those who already control everything.....besides the potential for change at the polls. Their biggest enemy is one man/one vote.
     
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    Kennedy seems to be clueless.

    Allowing corporations to buy our government will not turn out well.
     
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    For many, many years Unions had privileges Corporations didn't. In an effort to raise more $ to give to public sector unions the SCOTUS said, nope...........so now the shoe is on the other foot and the left just can't deal with it.

    BTW, where is Trumka and his Obama support?? I'm guessing he'll behave just like Obamavider did in Wisconsin. What do ya think??
     
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    Uhhh... idiot.. this is actually PROTECTING the little guy
     
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    Many things, like simple reason, are well beyond you Deanie Weanie.
     
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    Yeah...how? By allowing big business and their wealthy elite to make unlimited contributions and tying the hands of labor.
     
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    Not even close to accurate. The ruling prohibits unions from collecting dues to be used for political purposes. Unions are still free to contribute to political campaigns and PAC's....
    You guys just want "card Check"....Which is code for denying workers the right to vote in union elections without fear of repercussion.
    A company is a single entity. And because the company uses it's own funds, there is a significant difference between private companies and unions which are made up of members who's earnings are collected by the union bosses.
    You missed again.
     

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