Skip to comments.$22.33 PER VOTE: Amendment 66 Backers Break the Bank ( Colorado Unions, Bloomberg & )
Posted on 12/06/2013 6:51:47 AM PST by george76
The final numbers are in for the 2013 ballot initiatives and, surprise!, the pro-Amendment 66 campaign spent a ridiculous amount of money. But, they raised less than what they hoped as some cited $12 million as a target. They raised (and presumably spent nearly all) $11,079,408 to garner only 496,151 votes or 35% of the votes. Thats $22.33 per vote, which is more than either of the presidential candidates in the 2012 election.
Not shocking, but the largest contributors to the effort were the Colorado Education Association and the National Education Association (aka the teachers unions). Each contributed two million dollars to the effort. While the NEA and CEA were the highest spenders, they werent the only unions to contribute. AFSCME and SEIU each contributed $50,000, AFL-CIO gave $100,000, and several local teachers unions gave in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs Bloomberg Philanthropies (we still know its you, Michael) contributed $1,050,000. Melinda Gates contributed one million dollars, as did Pat Stryker
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Anything that takes money from the unions for no gain, thus weakening them, is a good thing.
What am I saying? Everyone here knows this.. Somehow, we need to let the other 99% of the nation actually understand it.
and former Enron executive John Arnold gave $300,000.
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“Anything that takes money from the unions for no gain, thus weakening them, is a good thing.”.
They need a guy lik Walker there to bust the union holds on a number of things starting with the NEA. Make Colorado a “Right To Work State”.
Colorado is a right to work state
Melinda Gates? One million?
The Union dream...
Okay Nelson let’er rip “HA ha!”