Skip to comments.Teachers' union leads list of biggest political spenders($200mn lobbying fund)
Posted on 03/10/2010 7:43:10 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
March 10, 2010
Teachers' union leads list of biggest political spenders
The California Teachers Association has spent more than $200 million on campaign contributions and lobbying efforts in the last decade, leading what the Fair Political Practices Commission calls a "billion-dollar club" of moneyed political interests.
The FPPC's report, entitled "Big Money Talks," delves into the 25 biggest - at least in financial terms - political players in the state, which have collectively spent $1.3 billion on political action in the last 10 years.
"This tsunami of special interest spending drowns out the voices of average voters," FPPC chairman Ross Johnson said in a statement, "and intimidates political opponents and elected officials alike."
The $211.9 million spent by the CTA is nearly twice as much as the $107.5 million committed by the second-highest spender, the California State Council of Service Employees, but after those two union groups, the remaining 13 on the Top 15 list are all either business groups, such as No. 3 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ($104.9 million), individual corporations or casino-owning Indian tribes, which have three of the 15 top spots.
Collectively, the top 15 spent just over $1 billion during the decade, while the next 10 spent $271 million. They are also a mixture of unions, businesses and Indian tribes.
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Is it any wonder why they are always crying and whining about not making enough money? What they do make, the spend on getting commie ‘RATS elected.
Millions of unionized government employees are gang raping America.
And to liberals, “corporations” are the big spenders on campaign ads.
Put something up for sale (in this case, government), and there WILL be buyers. But hey, Unions are people too.