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Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Allows SEIU to Keep Taking Dues From Medicaid Checks
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/12/2012 | Jack Spencer

Posted on 07/17/2012 5:27:04 AM PDT by MichCapCon

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will appeal the federal court ruling that brought back to life the Service Employees International Union's "Home Health Care Dues Skim.”

On June 20, U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds ruled that the state had to keep withdrawing dues money from the Medicaid checks of disabled residents to pay to the SEIU, which had challenged in court the state law that banned the practice.

"Private individuals do not transform into government employees simply by participating in taxpayer-funded programs like Medicaid," Schuette said in a statement. "We will fight to defend state law prohibiting the withholding of public union dues from private citizens who provide home help to the disabled."

The ongoing flow of dues from the taxpayer-provided checks to the union is called the “Home Healthcare Dues Skim.” The “skim” started with a stealth unionization in 2005 while Jennifer Granholm was governor. It has continued in spite of efforts by Schuette, the state legislature and governor to put a stop to it. The SEIU has taken more than $30 million from disabled residents checks.

“This is a welcome development,” Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, said upon hearing news of the appeal.

If Schuette's appeal is successful, it would prevent the union from collecting additional dollars that could be used for political purposes, which the union's lawyer said in court was the reason it needed to collect the money.

The SEIU is promoting a ballot proposal that would lock the scheme into the state constitution if voters approve it in November.

TOPICS: Conspiracy

1 posted on 07/17/2012 5:27:12 AM PDT by MichCapCon
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2 posted on 07/17/2012 5:30:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Springman; Sioux-san; 70th Division; JPG; PGalt; DuncanWaring
And I'm still trying to figure out how my name (And SS number) came up as an employee of MidMichigan Home Care.

If anyone wants to be added to the Michigan Cap Con ping list, let me know.
3 posted on 07/17/2012 5:31:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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> The SEIU is promoting a ballot proposal that would lock the
> scheme into the state constitution if voters approve it in
> November.

The SEIU is a criminal enterprise, guilty of extortion, embezzlement, jury and witness tampering, and other thugo-crat behavior.

Its officers should be arrested and tried for sedition and treason, as well as the above listed crimes.

Its funds should be confiscated by each of the states in which it operates.

The SEIU should be disbanded and outlawed as a subversive, anti-constitutional terrorist organization.

In a sane world, that is.

But we don’t live in a sane world.

Not anymore.

4 posted on 07/17/2012 5:32:44 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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How can you call SEIU a criminal enterprise, don’t you realize that they have the unbridled support of the President of the United States?

The SEIU is made up of people too stupid to even qualify for an affirmative action job. Janitors ,Maids, Rent-a Cops, people who can barely read and write(if they can)who are organized by much smarter people who milk them for all they can.

The people who run SEIU are not near as stupid as those who join.They are the true grifters, the members just do as they are told.

5 posted on 07/17/2012 5:47:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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I care for my son in my home so he receives the HOMEHELP check monthly. Of course SEIU plunders their $$. They do nothing for me - I am an advanced practice RN and do not exactly fit in with the SEIU folk. I get calls asking if I will participate in various purple shirt activities & I always refuse. On one occasion the caller said without SEIU to back the caregivers our loved ones may die and lectured about how the union saves our paycheck. I hope the attorney general wins the appeal!!

6 posted on 07/17/2012 6:54:08 AM PDT by michgirl
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