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Well as you know we always follow the money.
And some interesting numbers today from the world of campaign finance the Republican Governors Association proudly tweeting today.
That it's raised 56 million dollars in the 2012 election cycle twelve point two million of that in the first quarter of 2012 alone my reaction.
That's nice but it's not -- on -- of look if you really want to talk about big bucks you talk about the contributions being made by big labor.
Which by the way isn't going to Republican gubernatorial candidates -- unions make up twelve out of twenty.
Of the all time biggest donors to national political campaign since 1989.
And that's according.
To the federal elections commission and the Center for Responsive Politics.
And the single biggest donor in the 2010 elections was guess what the American federation of state county and municipal employees.
In other words public -- -- sector workers paid by your tax Payer dollars.
Are using those tax dollars to watch out after their own interest and other words making sure that the pension money perks and pay.
Keep Oregon flowing to the public sector.
And it's -- we've said here many times before those public sector salaries continue to outpace private sector ones.
By about 22% according to a study by The Heritage Foundation.
And that's an even including the value of health pension and other benefits which really stacks up.
I don't know how you feel but reporting the public sector over the private sector is a recipe for disaster.
For our country.
Because well jobs and growth come from the other side the private businesses that make our economy com.
Even -- public sector unions are really calling the shots or at least some money.
In our elections across the country and in this particular cycle they are also the foot soldiers for the Democratic Party.
This election some 400000 union members are expected to go door to door making the case for the president not just to fellow labor union members but to anyone.
A change mandated by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
You think unions don't carry -- at the polls consider this number.
Unions around the country will spend 48 million dollars to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker between now and June 5 when the election is held with a lot of money.
41 minute forty million that is we're just one race.
Somebody should tell the Republican Governors Association.
Look a lot has been made of wealthy donors' contributions to candidates like Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum.
Here's Foster freeze the mutual fund magnate and Vegas hotel looking Sheldon Adelson.
But they are exercising their right every bit as much as the union members in fact the union paychecks.
Would seem to be stretching further.
So before -- criticizing these big money campaign spenders take a look at the big money camps -- spender behind the DMV desk.
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