Chairman Priebus: "Obama Pays His Union Dues"
Excerpts from Breitbart
By: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
May 7, 2012
"Big Labor boss Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, knows more about President Obama's second term agenda than you do. He bragged about it on Sunday, talking about his many 'conversations' with Obama and his administration about their plans for the future. While perhaps not surprising, it's certainly troubling.
"President Obama has spent the last three years putting union interests ahead of American economic interests-or as he likely sees it, returning a favor. Unions send millions of dollars to Democratic campaigns, and this year alone, they are expected to spend $400 million to support Obama's reelection. And they don't just donate money; they also have plans for their own voter-mobilization efforts.
"President Obama has built his political life with the support of Big Labor, according to his mid-career memoir, The Audacity of Hope. Writing about his 2004 Senate primary race, he says, 'the leaders of several of the largest service workers unions ... broke ranks and chose to endorse me over Hynes.... So I owe those unions. When their leaders call, I do my best to call them back right away'...
"It's no secret that Big Labor has long had something of a controlling stake in the Democratic Party. Under President Obama, though, it's gotten worse. Thanks to his NLRB appointments, a government rule-making board is stacked with political cronies...
"With the economy struggling and the government running massive debts, we cannot afford four more years of this. America needs jobs and a government that serves the people's interests, not the special interests.
"If President Obama gets a second term, he would be completely indebted to Big Labor for campaigning on his behalf. He would 'owe those unions' more than ever. And who knows what agenda they're plotting together."
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