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Democrats Step Up for Big Business Defense Contractors

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:26 AM
This is not mere speculation. A 2001 investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) exposed the quid pro quo arrangement between the unions and the Democrats. According to the FEC, Big Labor has become an equal partner with key Democratic organizations like the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in formulating Democratic Party policy and electoral strategies. ..... The FEC uncovered an internal DNC document from the 1996 campaign that laid out what the Democratic Party called the "Rules of Engagement": ...
rmiller Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:47 AM
you could not make this stuf up.Same old same old lies lies and more lies
jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:26 AM
...The document further explained that before any campaign plans could be implemented, they had to be "submitted with a signature page" showing the "formal sign off" of the AFL-CIO and the NEA. As the FEC's final report put it, the unions had "authority to approve or disapprove plans, projects, and needs of the DNC and its state parties."
In a surprising role reversal, Democrats have been pushing to repeal cuts to the budget of the Department of Defense that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 as part of the budget sequester. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have gone on offense to protect Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and Boeing from losing orders on valuable government contracts.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told students at Georgetown University that a "a dangerous and callous attitude" is "developing among some Republicans and some Democrats, that these dangerous cuts can be allowed...