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Oh my: AFL-CIO Pulling Campaign Funds from Obama Re-Elect?

Trixie52 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 10:43 AM
He already has retired, unfortunately from a disability. I guess my point is that in some cases, the money collected doesn't even need to be directed to pension funds and therefore all of it can be squandered. Except, of course, that money devoted to their own salaries. Hopefully, the USDOL/OPWBP is still doing audits of pension plans and thwarting any illegal dipping in. I'm not anti union, without it we'd be up the creek. But I think they've gone way overboard. They propagate an "us against them" mentality between workers and management. I also think there should not be any public employee unions as their salaries and benefits are totally based upon the taxpayers' ability to pay instead of a private company's willingness and expertise

Remember what we wrote about Obama's fracturing coalition this morning?  More trouble in paradise:

The AFL-CIO has told Washington Whispers it will redeploy funds away from political candidates smack dab in the middle of election season, the latest sign that the largest federation of unions in the country could be becoming increasingly disillusioned with President Obama. The federation says the shift has been in the works for months, and had nothing to do with the president's failure to show in Wisconsin last week, where labor unions led a failed recall election of Governor Scott...