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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Political Spending by Unions Far Exceeds Direct Donations

Organized labor spends about four times as much on politics and lobbying as generally thought, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis, a finding that shines a light on an aspect of labor's political activity that has often been overlooked.

Previous estimates have focused on labor unions' filings with federal election officials, which chronicle contributions made directly to federal candidates and union spending in support of candidates for Congress and the White House.



Anonymous said...

I bet if you balance the donations, dues, and expenses you will find the exact amount that George Soros wrote off on his taxes!

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be this high if the members had a say in how their dues money was allowed to be spent...