In Michigan the GOP establishment is largely owned by the SEIU. Our current senate majority leader was a co sponsor of the bill that forced home care workers into a union they didn't want.
GOP Senators, SEIU Taxpayer Giveaways, Campaign Cash and More, OH MY!
On Aug. 5, 2009, Sen. Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, introduced Senate Bill 731, which would give statutory cover to a scheme transferring approximately $6.6 million in taxpayer money annually to the SEIU government employee union, one of the parents of ACORN. This is accomplished by creating a shell government "employer" for some 42,000 individuals who are actually hired by elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients to provide personal care services in their homes. A Mackinac Center lawsuit is pending regarding a similar arrangement imposed on home day care providers.
Wendy Day of Common Sense in Government has reported on Facebook that Allen was the recipient of a $2,000 campaign contribution from the SEIU on June 22, six weeks before SB 731 was introduced. In another post she hints that introducing and passing the bill was part of a quid-pro-quo between Senate Republicans and the SEIU for union support of former state representative Mike Nofs in a November 2009 special election, which state Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser had characterized as among the party's top priorities. Day observes that the SEIU endorsed Nofs on August 22nd, two weeks after SB 731 was introduced, and sent four full-time workers to help on his campaign.
enate Bill 731 was co-sponsored by these Republican Senators: Roger Kahn, Bruce Patterson, Valde Garcia, Tony Stamas, Judson Gilbert, Mark Jansen, Randy Richardville, and Patricia Birkholz.
GOP-Dominated Senate To SEIU: 'Here's $4 Million'
How the Forced Unionization of Day Care and Home Health Care Providers Took Place
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SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate
Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Roger Khan, R-Saginaw, received $5,000 from the Service Employees International Union on June, 9, 2011. That was the day House Bill 4003 was sent to the Senate, one day after its passage in the House.
It should be noted that Roger Kahn is the uncle of our senate majority leader Richardville who co sponsored the forced unionization bill I mentioned above.
The squealing about Santorum appealing to union voters was only because he was cutting in on their turf. Our current governor is a result of crossover voters and he called Santorum dirty for doing exactly what he did. He then said he wants to keep the primary open despite Santorum's "dirty tricks".
posted on 03/02/2012 6:28:05 AM PST
(What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
This Romney guy is the worst. My state has a caucus on March 10th. I have no idea how the process goes. I have to read about how to do it. I fear Romney will hijack it. This State of Kansas went for Huckabee in 08 and I damn hope it goes for Santorum this year.
posted on 03/02/2012 8:12:14 AM PST
(Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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