-By Warner Todd Huston
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) spent more money to re-elect Obama than Obama’s super PAC even spent to re-elect Obama!
The SEIU is one of the most powerful unions in the nation. It is also essentially a government union. Not all the members of the SEIU work for the government, of course, but a large number of them do.
The SEIU spent $64 million to re-elect Obama. Obama’s own super PAC spent a third less for the same purpose.
The SEIU isn’t the only government union that spent millions to re-elect Obama and to push Democrats into office. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) spent over $100 million — a fifth of which went to re-elect Obama — on Democrat politicians and causes this year.
The SEIU and AFSCME weren’t the only ones, either.
Of course, these unions spent hundreds of millions on Democrats because Democrats favor unions over workers and the private sector. Obama and Democrats favor giving billions in tax dollars directly to the greedy union bosses that use that money to pad their pockets and re-elect more Democrats to continue the destructive, un-American cycle.
These government unions should not exist. Even the left’s most beatified President, Franklin Roosevelt, know that government unions were an illicit idea. The fact is, government unions are antithetical to good government. It is a parasitic relationship. Unions give Democrats money for their election efforts so that Democrats will give unions more money. Once unions get the money courtesy of the tax payers, they donate even more to Democrats who then turn around and give yet more tax dollars to unions… and so it goes, on and on in perpetuity.
And who is cut out of having any say or influence in this destructive cycle? You the voters.
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