Do you remember the game of Whack-A-Mole? You know, the game you play on the boardwalk or at the county fair where, for a couple of bucks, you can win a stuffed toy for ‘whacking’ these stupid cartoonish-looking moles on the head with a mallet when they pop up? Well, this one is almost too easy.
Last week, when the White House and DNC launched their desperate campaign to smear the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, alleging the federation is funding GOP campaigns with “foreign money,” our immediate reaction was:
Do they really want to go down this road? Really?
Are those who are really launching the attacks going to expose themselves this easily?
Then, when both David Axlerod and Vice President Biden both popped up saying ‘well, then, let the Chamber prove they’re not accepting foreign money,’ it became almost effortless child’s play to show how two can play that game.
Besides the union-backed Democrats’ desire to obtain a list of the Chamber’s individual members so they could be singled out and targeted by the keeper’s of the White House enemies list, the hypocrisy is just too easy to expose.
Prove the charge is false, they say? Open your books, they say?
Well, prove this charge wrong:
Democrats are funding their campaigns with money taken by foreign nationals, and often under the threat of retaliation.
Here are just two examples: The SEIU: 176 House Democrats have taken money from the Service Employees International Union in 2010. The UFCW: 182 House Democrats have taken money from the United Food & Commercial Workers in 2010 Both unions have members they represent in states that do NOT have right to work laws, which means that if a worker refuses to pay a union, the union can have the worker fired from his or her job.
While unions are only supposed to fund candidates through their PACs, many union members sign PAC forms because they are pressured to do so by their union bosses…
I have been a member of the Service Employees International Union (1199P) for 27 years. I am the president of a local nurses union in Pennsylvania. Every day I experience the pressure for our local nurses union to have all of our members contribute to the Political Action Committee fund. SEIU even goes as far as telling its locals that if a percentage of its members contribute, they will receive 1% of their high union dues back to the locals. When will it end? Good luck with the investigation. Our members do not want to contribute to the PAC fund.
Other workers sign union documents because all-too-often they do not understand what they are signing. This is especially the case if there is an inability to read or write English (see form below). High-ranking union bosses, at both the UFCW and the SEIU, have acknowledged they have members who are illegally in the U.S. (aka ‘foreign nationals’).the U.S. (aka ‘foreign nationals’).
Here’s another example of the SEIU having members (in California, where it is legal for workers to be fired for failing to pay the union) who are in the U.S. illegally…
ABM has been a union company for decades, and many of the workers have been there for years. “They’ve been working in the buildings downtown for 15, 20, some as many as 27 years,” said Olga Miranda, president of Service Employees Local 87. “They’ve built homes. They’ve provided for their families. They’ve sent their kids to college. They’re not new workers. They didn’t just get here a year ago.”
Nevertheless, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security has told ABM that they have flagged the personnel records of those workers. Weeks ago, ICE agents sifted through Social Security records and the I-9 immigration forms all workers have to fill out when they apply for jobs. They then told ABM that the company had to fire 475 workers who were accused of lacking legal immigration status.
So, let’s sum this up, shall we?
- We have unions that contribute money to hundreds of Democrat candidates.
- Those same unions take money from illegal immigrants (aka ‘foreign nationals’)
- Those same unions then give Democrats money taken from foreign nationals
And, just to take this a step further: Since Axlerod and Biden want the U.S. Chamber to prove them wrong by opening up the list of who their donors are, how asking the same of them?
How about having the unions open up who their list of members are to determine which ones are legal U.S. residents?
Do you really want to go down this road, Democrats?
Whack. A. Mole.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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