Surprise, guess where that Tidal Wave of outside Cash is coming from?
If you guessed Republicans you’d be wrong. According to the Wall Street Journal, most of that cash is coming from Unions to Democrats.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections, thanks to an 11th-hour effort to boost Democrats that has vaulted the public-sector union ahead of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a flock of new Republican groups in campaign spending.
You all remember the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling and you should remember Obama finger waging at the SCOTUS saying that a “Tidal Wave” of cash will threaten democracy. Well he is kinda right. The only thing that threatens democracy are Democrats who try to make decisions for the populous. Think Soda Tax, Smoking Tax, blah blah blah.
The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats’ hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.
President Barack Obama has criticized the Supreme Court decision that opened the door to more spending by corporations and unions. When asked about AFSCME’s ramped up campaign efforts following the court’s decision, the White House focused on largely anonymous campaign spending by what it termed “special interests.”
As usual the Democrats are not the honest ones here.