Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Heard it on the Neal BOORTZ show

Copied and posted here from his web page

Here’s the deal. You live in Michigan. Michigan is a “forced-union” state where you can be forced to join a union in order to work. If you elect not to actually join the union, you have to pay union dues anyway. Quite a deal --- for unions; and for Democrats too, by the way, because Michigan unions throw almost 100% of their financial support behind Democrats every election. No surprises yet.

So let’s put our heads together and see how we can take Medicaid money and turn it into contributions to Democrats? Legally, of course! Really … there just has to be a way to do this. And as a matter of fact, there is! I don’t really know who cooked this mess up, but it was served by former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm! A Democrat, of course.

Here’s how it works. You are a parent of a mentally disabled adult child. You accept Medicaid payments from the State of Michigan. Governor Granholm. As I understand the story, Governor Granholm --- and remember that she is a Democrat --- initiated a program whereby all adults in Michigan who accept Medicaid dollars for the care of their disabled adult children are deemed to be providing care for their children as employees – yes, as employees – of some government outfit called the Michigan Quality Community Care Council.

OK … so why is it so goll-durned important for the Democrats to designate these parents of disabled adult children as government employees? Well, that would be because if they’re government employees they have to pay dues to the government employee’s union! And that would be the wonderful Service Employees International union – the purple-shirted goons of the SEIU. So now that you’re an official government employee – though all you’re doing is taking care of your own children – the SEIU now deducts $30 a month from your Medicaid payments for dues. Isn’t that just great! There’s certainly nothing else you could use that $30 bucks for, is there?

How much does this add up for SEIU in any given year? Try about $6 million bucks. Is it any wonder unions work so hard to keep Democrats in office? On average, over 90% of political contributions to Democrats or to support Democrat and liberal ballot measures like last week’s pro-government union vote in Ohio. Want figures? From 2007 to 2008 the SEIU gave just 3.12% of it’s political contributions to Republicans. 96.67% of donations went to Democrats or Democrat ballot initiatives. How much money are we talking about? $9,900,000 from the union itself, and another $25 million plus from subsidiaries and employees of SEIU. So you know where much of that $6 million is going, don’t you? Yup .. right into Democrat campaigns and in support of Democrat ballot initiatives.

Suddenly it makes these making these caregivers government employees makes sense, doesn’t it? At least from a Democrat perspective.


Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., director of the Department of Human Services ended that program. "[We] will stop all funding and, because these providers are not state employees, will also cease collecting union dues,” DHS director Maura Corrigan said at the time.

Michigan's state House has already passed a bill to prevent this sort of rent-seeking by public-sector unions, but it has stalled in the state Senate.

1 comment:

Evil_Klown said...

Hey, which big company is forcing me to join a union and pay dues? God I hate it when big business controls my life.

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