Placer County Young Republicans

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Conservatives prepare to take on "all-powerful" public employee unions

Did you know that you are a contributor to the Democrat Party?

It's true, and here's how:

You pay money to the State of California in taxes. Some of those taxes are used to pay the salaries of state employees. By law, state employees are required to join a union and pay dues. As part of their compulsory membership, those employees pay dues to their union [author's note: legislative employees are exempt from joining a union, thank God]. The union then spends part of those dues making political contributions, a vast majority of which go to democrat politicians and parties.

Taxpayers and state employees are being held hostage and forced to help fund the coffers of the democrat machine here in California. Fortunately, one group is standing up to do something about it.

Lew Uhler, President of the National Tax Limitation Committee, is turning in signatures to the Secretary of State for an initiative which will curb obligatory contributions to unions' political funds. The initiative, called "paycheck protection," will require public employee unions to acquire annual written consent from union members before any portion of their dues can be put towards political causes. Many union members, especially those in law enforcement, support conservatives and conservative causes; this initiative would help protect them (and us) from having their union dues put towards causes that they inherently oppose.

This initiative, once it is on the ballot, is going to be the magnet for a massive portion of union money. Win or lose, it will help divert the liberals' attention from other key initiatives, such as Parental Notification.

There have been many articles on this in the past few days throughout the state. Here's one.


  • Right on Chris:

    The largest (legal) campaign money-laundering scandal in American history...

    By Blogger Roseville Conservative, at 5/04/2005 5:31 PM  

  • Can I get in on this some way? I'm one of the forced contributors and I really would like to be able to give MY money to whomever I choose!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/04/2005 11:26 PM  

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