Skip to comments.Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors
Posted on 02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
HOUSTON, TX The nations leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors.
More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors
Peoples World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida).
The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIOs plan. President Randi Weingarten said: In many ways it is difficult to get anything done in Washington. In states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida a war is being waged against the people and their standard of living. The states are where the people live and we want to focus on where the people are.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the main issue of the campaign is relating to raising workers wages. This was reflected in a poll conducted February 8th to the 11th by Hart Research in the States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Three out of five voters surveyed in the poll said that they are dissatisfied with the direction of the economy. Guy Molyneux of Hart Research confirmed to Wisconsin Election Watch that a poll was conducted in the State of Wisconsin during the period of February 8th to the 11th.
Extra: Learn More About Governor Scott Walker
On Friday morning, the campaign of Governor Scott Walker issued a fundraising e-mail asking for donations linking the Peoples World Article. In the e-mail, Campaign Manager Stephan Thompson said: While Governor Walker has been focused on moving Wisconsin forward and turning a $3.6 billion deficit into nearly a $1 billion surplus, the big-government unions have been focused on taking the state back to the days where they reigned supreme the days where taxes and unemployment were skyrocketing.
According to the last Marquette University Law School Poll conducted on January 27th, Walker had a 51 percent approval rating.
Unions targeting Scott Walker, other Republican Governors.
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Spending money on elections is why the unions keep losing unionization votes at places like VW in Tennessee.
Uh, you own the place, the "Republicans" are all closet Dems, and you pass whatever piece of commie filth you envision! What the hell do you want???
I say go for it! Good for the economy.
Republican leadership should threaten the unions with non-union companies building the newest pipeline .
We’ve got the best “government” that stolen money can buy.
* That could be going to shore up their retiree healthcare.
* That could be training a new generation of skilled workers.
* That could be hiring the best investment managers for their pension funds...
What a waste...
Spending 300mil of taxpayers money. Government unions need to DIE!
What does raising union thug wages have to do with the direction of the economy? People need to back off a little on the recreational drugs.
If unions have an extra $300 million, there is something seriously wrong.
$300,000,000? That doesn’t sound like union money, that sounds like Soros money and all his tentacles, in the form og global organizations.
Shouldn’t they be forced to account for where this money comes from?
Exactly....union membership thru US is @12%....more in public sector I know...but sheesh...There must be money laundering going on
Why don’t they use that 300 million to help poor union workers?
I go with money-shampooed theory, absolutely. Laundry, even possibly foreign— seeing these figures, likely Soros connected.
Typically, Republicans will bark about this, for our sake and for the cameras, but have no real bite. Senate Repubs are killin’ us and the Boehner crowd only manufacture wrenches for accountability investigations. (Thinking here of his Benghazi brush off, used only for a sound bite or two.)
300 mill? How can they even get that much?
You mean like unfunded pension liabilities?
Is this illegal?
Idiots. Walker turned his state around to spur growth and prosperity.
Republicans are the adults in the house. Wisconsin how has the fund to pay for social programs thanks to Walker. I say, run him for president.
“Walker has been focused on moving Wisconsin forward and turning a $3.6 billion deficit into nearly a $1 billion surplus”
Yeah, but Citizens United are evil. Right? LOL! And the Koch Brothers.
death throes. its all in now because the private sector union is going the way of the dinosaur. I think its important to consider as well that your points are things the members may realize but for the leadership its only about their own jobs.
Their own instincts to protect their own jobs are whats hastening their own demise.
Randi Weingarten (left) (Teacher's Union Prez):Salary $493,859 plus perks in 2012.
Confiscation from members?
Might be time to go on a high pressure campaign against the left addressing that 300 million?
Where did it come from?
What is it being used for?
Who authorized that use?
Why isn’t it being spent on education instead of buying politicians?
We can have a field day with this.
How about seeing how much their pension plan is underfunded (ERISA) and arresting Trumka on a RICO charge
So this is what I pay for when I buy union.
And we constantly read articles circulated by the left that the Koch brothers are worse than terrorists because they contribute campaign funds to help Republicans get elected. In response, the low information voters nod their head approvingly and go about their business confident that the Democrats will protect their entitlements from the evil Republicans.
Living in Florida I can tell you Obamacare is far more destructive to our standard of living far than anything Gov Scott could ever do...
I look forward to the day Trumka does the perp walk...(I know I'm dreaming)
Walker took a $30 million barrage and the Unionistas have pretty much nothing to show for it. There’s not a lot of people left to move. Walker’s opponent WILL NOT commit to repealing ACT 10, and there are Dems signing on for Walker’s tax cuts. I don’t see the unions putting a ridiculous amount of resources at Walker, maybe in the local races.
“Where did your pension go? Obamacare! Stimulus! And $300 million into campaign war chests!”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for handing us the elections.
The Unions obviously are not interested in helping the union employees that are sworn and paid to protect and defend. Maybe they should be investigated by the IRS?
I wonder if union members who support those Republican governors can get their dues REFUNDED? I know the answer...
Yes, and one may metaphorically ask was Obamacare a gift to them to "off-load" their Medical Legacy Cost so that they can least live another day? If their Pensions are to collapse, what will Obama do to save them? Their are so many attempts to get a Camels Nose under the tent, i.e. MYRA etc etc discussed here on FR that we should say no to as well...
Oddly enough, a story just today outlines an infusion of more than $300 million from obama to Chicago.
And next the NRLB will approve NCAA football players to unionize.
When was the last time either of those two creeps ever stood in a classroom and faced 25 little curious minds?
In Randi Weingarten’s case, the answer seems to be “Never”. She’s a full-time, career “activist”. She’s also insane: she’s a bulldyke, but also claims to be a religious Jew.
Dennis Van Roekel at least had a career as a math teacher, but he has since become a full-time socialist troublemaker.
A pox on the both of them.