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All right switching gears now remember when the president caused a stir saying this during his State of the Union Address last year.
Due deference to separation of powers.
Last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates.
For special interest.
Including foreign corporation.
Well it turns up the floodgates may in fact be open but it's unions spending the most bucks corporations have kicked in about 3.4 million dollars.
On campaign ads this year but unions that spent nearly three times as much.
So our unions are bigger influence in our elections valid corporations let's ask two former congressman Republican Tom Tancredo.
Of Colorado and Democrat.
Of Texas good to see -- both.
Representative -- first you a fight can I.
The Blanche Lincoln race Greg if I'm wrong but I believe unions spent about ten million dollars trying to get rid of Blanche Lincoln -- her.
To be too conservative the White House actually criticize unions for that -- say it was money down the toilet.
Is is the union a bigger special interest and all the others as far as campaign -- No I mean that race actually accounts for almost all the money that's been spent by -- so far.
When you get around -- this in the fall corporations will spend a lot of money to.
But remember it was a conservative Supreme Court that opened the floodgates here these with the conservatives on the -- that said oh it's okay unions can spend as much money as they want to corporations can spend as much money as they want to as long as its independent expenditures not directly coordinated with a campaign so we have the conservatives on the court to thank for this.
Not representative Tancredo we like anybody who buys out because we're in the television business is great for us but.
As you pick apart that the implications of this what -- -- -- what do you think this is a message here.
-- -- -- -- That's certainly bad for the economy when you look at what union the power that unions wield let's face it.
First -- -- they're going to spend a lot more than corporations.
At the end of the day and by the way.
Almost all their their -- they're right there money will go to Democrats -- corporations actually split it a little bit.
But nonetheless at the end of the day what's the real effect of having so much power -- it in the in the union movement and that's this political power especially.
It is not good for America because.
You know what's the purpose of the union why do people pay union dues it's not.
To do more work its -- it's it's so that the union will will in fact support their efforts to.
Do less and get more for it there's no other reason for a union to exist.
And a little.
When you have eight when you have eight at an international.
The economy like we have.
And you've got corporations trying to compete with other corporations all over the world lower wages and that sort of thing the only way an American corporation can compete.
Is of course to increase productivity which is antithetical to a union so it's not good for the economy and Jim I -- -- -- aren't.
-- he's talked quite a -- and let's get back to the original point here.
You all have not responded in this it was a conservative Supreme Court that opened up the floodgates you may rail against -- you may think it's terrible but it was a good five conservatives on the Supreme Court that handed down this ruling instead go after boys spent all as much as you want -- but.
Arkansas was where -- save money is spent -- -- -- say one single state.
Was where most of that money was spent when you get to the general election corporations are gonna spread their money all over the country and this will even out our -- By the way -- mark do you think is the White House does that that was money flushed down the toilet by the unions.
Listen unions make their own decisions I was for Blanche Lincoln I contributed to her campaign.
I thought she was a good senator I was on the opposite side from labor on this issue.
Representative -- I -- Go ahead I have absolutely no no complaints why should I complain about the Supreme Court doing -- that is exactly what they should do.
And and the fact is you don't completely can't complain about dot com.
Basically -- that they allow that they allow unions to spend all the money and that's taken by the way for members without their approval for the did not allow you to tell us why corporations and unions aren't exactly the same right under this decision could -- that -- -- -- that are not required to complain about the unions.
Being able to spend.
Their members money even when don't ever remember should accompany like representative Tancredo why I mean the members should be complaining right represented a -- Absolutely look less like -- -- you know it is -- your job.
You're gonna keep to tell you what did you know -- -- about it senator Barack Obama go ahead and wants to ignore the fact.
That the Supreme Court opened the door for both labor.
And business to make unlimited expenditure.
You can't -- -- -- that's bad that Supreme Court to let labor do this why don't they just let business do this what's good for the goose is good for the gander at the Supreme Court -- that might -- be spent it's got to be spent.
Last word kind of -- -- great regardless.
-- -- -- I am not do when criticizing the supreme court for doing it you are I'm just saying god they did the right incentives and you let the -- to -- -- -- to the -- -- you -- yeah I guess you can't just you just can't complain about corporations unions are in there and they are just as effective if -- -- last -- Tancredo and frost -- they had good to see you gentlemen thank -- very.
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