And So I Go: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Unions coming to strong-arm your town or county SOON.

Posted on: September 16, 2010

Teachers union helped unseat Fenty – Ben Smith –

Government workers get paid with your tax dollars therefore when government workers unions spend money to help elect or defeat a politician then they are the dues taken from their pay which are your  tax dollars to do it.  It happened really big and got Obama elected, and now the government workers unions are going after the small fry in cities, states and counties all over the United States.  How does it feel to pay for your own shake -down?  BB

The American Federation of Teachers spent heavily to unseat Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and to put the brakes on his aggressive efforts to shake up the city’s schools system.

The national union spent roughly $1 million in contributions to a labor-backed independent expenditure campaign — also supported by the public workers union AFSCME — and on its own extensive political operation, a Democratic political consultant familiar with the details of the spending told POLITICO. The spending suggests that the vote — while not a referendum on Fenty’s attempt to shake up the school system — was deeply shaped by that policy. And while the teachers union has been careful not to claim the scalps of Fenty and his schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee, the election may serve as a political shot across the bows of other urban officials considering similar policies.


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