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6 Million and Rising, Big Labor Pours Big Bucks into Wisconsin Recalls
Big Government ^ | 7/12/11 | Brett Healy

Posted on 07/12/2011 11:26:46 AM PDT by Nachum

The latest from the Big Labor efforts to strip Republicans of control of the Wisconsin state senate. State labor unions have always been major players in elections here, however, this kind of outside influence on Wisconsin legislative elections is unprecedented. Six million dollars from one interest group for only nine legislative elections? Note thate most of the recalls are not for a month yet, so this totall is sure to increase, perhaps 2-3 times….

[Madison, Wisc…] MNS …In the first eight days of July nearly three million dollars has been sent to Wisconsin by national liberal organizations and individuals, with more than two million dollars coming from large national labor unions.

Big Labor has now sent more than six million dollars to finance recall efforts in Wisconsin according to a review of campaign finance reports conducted by the MacIver News Service. The figures only account for disbursements reported to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board; these organizations do not have to report expenditures made for efforts to communicate with their own membership.

The contributions can come in the form of monetary contributions like wire transfers and checks or in-kind contributions. Wisconsin statutes define “in-kind” contributions as a disbursement by a contributor to procure a thing of value or service for the benefit of a registrant who authorized the disbursement.

All told, Big Labor has spent more than $6,419,000 in the recall efforts this year, having delivered $2.2 million to the state since July 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: big; bucks; campaignfinance; corruption; democrats; elections; labor; pours; unioncorruption; unions; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 07/12/2011 11:26:50 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Worked for that supreme court race.

Why not continue to piss away union cash. I mean, it isnt like their members are spending all day bitching and moaning about how they are suffering from jobs that don’t pay enough.

Apparently they have lots of cash for this.

22 million could pay a lot of their bills.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 11:32:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Nachum

Well, at least the Wisconsin democrats aren’t running away to another state because they’d lose an impending vote. Wait...what?


3 posted on 07/12/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: VanDeKoik
Why not continue to piss away union cash.

How much of the "union cash" is coming direct from the Obama treasury?

4 posted on 07/12/2011 11:40:19 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: VanDeKoik
Why not continue to piss away union cash.

How much of the "union cash" is coming direct from the Obama treasury?

5 posted on 07/12/2011 11:40:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum

Yep, and I bet a lot of that money is “stimulus” funded.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 11:50:02 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: VanDeKoik

Let’s not forget the $ 5 million they wasted primarying Blanche Lincoln..


7 posted on 07/12/2011 11:55:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Isn’t it fun to watch the final decimation of public employee unions! Other threads posted today indicate that the turnout for the first of the recalls is very light. Not good for the RATs and their union “masters.” And In another thread it was noted that the first effects of the Walker legislation with regard to public employee unions is having a markedly good effect on school districts. Once the electorate sees that this was an extraordinarily good piece of legislation, the RATS will be done for a generation, particularly now that the unions have to go after their dues money on their own. Hopefully this will spread across the country.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 11:57:38 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Steely Tom

It was ONLY PRESSED ONCE!

9 posted on 07/12/2011 11:58:24 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum

Public unions must be crushed. They will never give up trying to steal every dime out of our pockets.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 11:58:44 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody
Their tentacles are far reaching and very deep...not so sure they can be eliminated but they can be stifled for a time....and keep in mind their “stealing” has been legalized.
11 posted on 07/12/2011 12:02:15 PM PDT by caww
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To: Nachum

I don’t know - I have this hunch - call it a premonition - that these recalls are going down in huge flames for the union goons.


12 posted on 07/12/2011 12:09:01 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Steely Tom

As phrases go, ‘extra virgin’ is right up there with ‘uneasy virtue’!


13 posted on 07/12/2011 12:10:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: eCSMaster
I don’t know - I have this hunch - call it a premonition - that these recalls are going down in huge flames for the union goons.

From your keyboard to God's ears!

14 posted on 07/12/2011 12:11:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: eCSMaster

My hunch, too.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 12:11:47 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Nachum
The Unions have OWNED Wisconsin for a very long time..
The civil War in Wisconsin "IS" who owns Wisconsin..
Who are the rightful owners and deed holders in Wisconsin?..

The Unions Goons -OR- the people of Wisconsin..
Michigan and Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois ARE WATCHING!!

16 posted on 07/12/2011 12:31:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Nachum

The GOP candidates under recall need to jiu-jitsu this coup attempt: there should be state-wide ads asking whether Wisconsonites want representatives of their state, or representatives owned by the out-of-state union movement - included should be an “odometer” specifying the current level of funds donated by the unions (updated periodically) and a listing of the states from which the union money is coming.

And then it should conclude with a reminder that everytime the viewer sees an ad for a democrat candidate, that ad is running because of additional union money.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 1:29:54 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Nachum

Well we know who has all our money.


18 posted on 07/12/2011 2:23:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: SatinDoll

Every time I hear that phrase, I think: “Can I take your order? And I imagine answering: I’ll have......., and throw in an extra virgin”.


19 posted on 07/13/2011 11:57:05 PM PDT by tdscpa
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