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Old 03-13-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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The New Jersey Education Association blanketed the airwaves last year as it warred with Christie, and spent a total of almost $6.9 million on lobbying across the board, making it far and away the special interest group that spent the most to win over the public and elected officials.
Report: N.J. teachers union spent $6.6M on ad campaign aimed at Christie education cuts - NorthJersey.com

Too bad it didn't work.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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Lobbying is a form of legal bribery. Does not surprise me the unions wasted this money on bribery. Unions should have the money to waste on this due to their outrageous contracts including pensions they make taxpayers ante up.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:35 PM
 
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$7MM wasted on ads.. I thought there wasn't enough money currently for "the kids?"


Or did they mean, "the kid$$$$$$$$$$$".. gotta pimp those kid$$ for those pensions
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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Apparently the NJEA feels very threatened by a governor who doesn't kiss union's as$es. Or sleep with the head of one....
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:54 AM
 
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Big business gives to Republicans against unions and unions give to democrats against big business. This is also one of the main reasons republican governors have been attacking Unions because they are the biggest backers of their opponents. Wisconsin politicians admitted as much on several occasions.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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Big business gives to Republicans against unions and unions give to democrats against big business. This is also one of the main reasons republican governors have been attacking Unions because they are the biggest backers of their opponents. Wisconsin politicians admitted as much on several occasions.
Unions give to Democrats in support of their own financial interests.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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Default Who spent whose 7mil$$ ?

That headline needs to be rephrased to reflect who actually provided that money.

The cumulative 7mil$ spent, was earned by the teachers who belonged to the union and were forced to contribute to that princely sum.

It would have to be the same thought process that forms the basis of racist thinking to conclude all the involuntary contributors felt the same way. Good case to be made for 'taxation' without representation'.

The crux of the issue is the loss of purchase power used to ensure favorable negotiations sans taxpayer representation.

Union dues will have to go up after all this local and national 'debate'. the lifeline to the Democratic party has sprung a leak much to the detriment of students, taxpayers and NEA constripted members.

The NJEA is the only organization other than the fictional 'Acme Widgets', that equates time on the job to high performance. A slap in the face to hard working and dedicated teachers and a kiss of death to our state and country's future.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Unions give to Democrats in support of their own financial interests.
and that's different from businesses and millionaires giving to Republicans how?
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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and that's different from businesses and millionaires giving to Republicans how?
This was your quote:

"Big business gives to Republicans against unions and unions give to democrats against big business."

Unions give to Democrats to further their own financial interests. However, this is at the expense of all taxpayers, business and individual, including the middle class.

But yes, I agree, the unions are giving for the same reasons as business does. Not for "the children" as the teachers union would have us believe anyway.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Big business gives to Republicans
do you know anything about how this world is run?

If all supposed "Republican business CEO's" who make a comparatively paltry $750k - $4MM is "BIG" business...

...then what would you call THEIR Democrat Wall Street bosses (who reap in $45MM - $100MM++ individually per year) ..."HUMONGOUS Business?"




...yes, the "Big Business" you bash is Democrat, where have you been??
Retail, Food, Energy, Service, basically ALL CEO's report to the BIGGEST Business of all, Wall Street, in order to appease their shareholder's persona...



despite the media trying to tell you otherwise..the big "Republican" business you refer to is in fact, Democrat.

you've been had.





oh and that "Finance Bill" of a joke...

Goldman ‘Should Win Big’ Under New Regulations
Goldman 'Should Win Big' Under New Regulations - NYTimes.com

coincidence??


I wonder how much Obama and this Administration was paid off by the largest DEMOCRAT banks with Main St's money??

nice to see "big business" (lol) Republican local credit unions and mom and pop savings & loan shops take a beating by way of monopolization/m&a by the"HUMONGOUS business" DEMOCRAT brokerage houses..




...and you still think Democrats are the poor and middle class while Republicans are the uber-wealthy??

seems you drank the Dems' kool-aid of portraying themselves as "poor/middle class." Hope your bank fees and interest won't rise too much, as your taxes weren't enough.

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