Skip to comments.The Really Big Money? Not the Kochs
Posted on 03/09/2014 4:22:22 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Harry Reid is under a lot of job-retention stress these days, so Americans might forgive him the occasional word fumble. When he recently took to the Senate floor to berate the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch for spending "unlimited money" to "rig the system" and "buy elections," the majority leader clearly meant to be condemning unions.
It's an extraordinary thing, in a political age obsessed with campaign money, that nobody scrutinizes the biggest, baddest, "darkest" spenders of all: organized labor. The IRS is muzzling nonprofits; Democrats are "outing" corporate donors; Jane Mayer is probably working on part 89 of her New Yorker series on the "covert" Kochs. Yet the unions glide blissfully, unmolestedly along. This lack of oversight has led to a union world that today acts with a level of campaign-finance impunity that no other political giverconservative outfits, corporate donors, individuals, trade groupscould even fathom.
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How about we start our own union? Seriously.
Is our postal service so flush with cash that they can really afford to subsidize two unions?
Reid doesn’t want to give up his suite at the Ritz but I sure hope he will be made to retire.
Open Secrets Shows Koch Campaign Money Dwarfed by Dozens of Other Groups,
But Al Franken told me Dems are the “party of the ‘little guy’ “ and we have to “get the money out of politics” .