Skip to comments.Obama's foreign money can of worms (Hey Obama, check this)
Posted on 10/19/2010 10:32:19 AM PDT by jazusamo
...one of the largest labor unions in America, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), ... is spending lavishly to elect Democrats. The SEIU claims 100,000 members in Canada. According to SEIU's 2008 constitution, dues include $7.65 per month per member that must be sent to the SEIU International in the United States. This means that the SEIU takes in nearly $9.2 million per year from foreign nationals -- almost 10 times the amount the Chamber receives from its affiliates abroad.
Is any foreign money being used to fund the SEIU's anti-Republican campaign efforts? According to the Wall Street Journal, "The Service Employees International Union, one of the nation's fastest-growing labor unions, acknowledges that it can't be certain that foreign nationals haven't contributed to its $44 million political budget to support pro-labor Democrats." The SEIU is not the only union that takes in money from foreign members. According to the Canadian Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers has 280,000 Canadian members; the United Food and Commercial Workers has more than 245,000; the Teamsters has more than 108,000; the Laborers' International Union of North America has more than 68,000; and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has more than 57,000. How much do these foreign union members send to the United States? If the constitutions of their unions are anything like SEIU's, it could be tens of millions of dollars. Is any of that money being used to help elect Democrats this November?
Unions have another source of foreign cash: dues from illegal immigrants. In an April 2007 speech, uncovered by the conservative Web site RedState, SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina boasts how his union's rolls are loaded with illegal immigrants. Medina declares proudly: "SEIU is the largest union of immigrant workers in the country, and a number of them are undocumented."
For later read.
So. What’s someone going to do about it?
I really dislike unions bookmark.
What’s wrong, SC? Don’t like the double standard? Tired of being accused of what the evil ones are doing? Remember, they “one.” We have to eat their coprolite sandwich.
Until we tar, feather, and ride them out of town on a rail.
Riding ‘em out of town on a rail seems like a lot of work and time; the lumber would be better used building the scaffolding.
OMGoodness, SC. You’re still almost as bloodthirsty as I am.
Not a damn thing.
The leftist media will continue to repeat 0bama’s “republicans taking foreign money” meme
until it is accepted as truth.
Bump you back!
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It should be pointed out that this money is stolen from the pension funds of the poorest unionized workers in America. And of course taxpayers will be handed the bill for the now underfunded pension plans.
That's exactly right and Stern ran like a scared rabbit after signing anyone and everyone they could possibly unionize. It's going to catch up with many of those poorer workers and probably in the not too distant future.
You got to send this Glenn Beck, he’ll put this out. Try his watchdog tip site.