Contract for the American Dream

9 Aug 2011

Contract for the American Dream

This is the Progressive Version to the Contract for America back in the 1990s.

Apparently they canvassed the country in soliciting and reviewing ideas and this is what they came up with for improving the economy. There are general ideas and goals – but no specifics that I noted.

I don’t think there is anything new here, but it’s all put together in one presentation.

I may go thru bits and pieces of this in the near future, but suffice it to say that I don’t think it would help our economy.


SEIU Launches Republican PAC in California

14 Jun 2011

SEIU California launches Republican PAC to back moderates

One of California’s largest labor unions today advanced a plan intended to result in the election of more moderate Republicans.

By creating a Republican political action committee, Service Employees International Union California officials say they hope to help send people from right-leaning areas to Sacramento who put practical solutions in front of strict conservative thinking.

Smart on their part. The fact that they believe they can pull this off is indicative of how far left California has turned.

20 Years of Money in Politics

6 Apr 2011

Center for Responsive Politics – Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2010

The amounts listed reflect all reported donations over $200 – so the amounts are only partial. Here’s the top 20. Note the domination by the left.

1 ActBlue $51,124,846 – D-99% R-0%

2 AT&T Inc $46,292,670 – D-44% R-55%

3 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees – $43,477,361 D-98% R-1%

4 National Assn of Realtors – $38,721,441 D-49% R-50%

5 Goldman Sachs – $33,387,252 – D-61% R-37%

6 American Assn for Justice $33,143,279 – D-90% R-8%

7 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $33,056,216 – D-97% R-2%

8 National Education Assn $32,024,610 – D-93% R-6%

9 Laborers Union $30,292,050 – D-92% R-7%

10 Teamsters Union $29,319,982 – D-93% R-6%

11 Carpenters & Joiners Union $29,265,808 – D-89% R-10%

12 Service Employees International Union $29,140,232 – D-95% R-3%

13 American Federation of Teachers $28,733,991 – D-98% R-0%

14 Communications Workers of America $28,376,306 – D-98% R-0%

15 Citigroup Inc $28,065,874 – D-50% R-49%

16 American Medical Assn $27,597,820 – D-40% R-59%

17 United Auto Workers $27,134,252 – D-98% R-0%

18 National Auto Dealers Assn $26,311,758 – D-32% R-67%

19 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $26,229,477 – D-98% R-0%

20 United Parcel Service $25,290,039 – D-36% R-62%


23 Apr 2010

2010/04/19Official: SEIU President Stern to Resign – Fox News
2010/04/18SEIU president offers a look ahead before stepping down – Washington Post
2010/04/12It’s War: SEIU Starting Third Party In North Carolina – WhoRunsGov

SEIU’s Stern Leaving Leadership Post

19 Apr 2010

Fox News (4/13/2010) – Official: SEIU President Stern to Resign

The news comes weeks after health care reform, one of Stern’s longtime goals, cleared Congress and was signed into law by Obama. Stern, 59, has been a formidable force in Washington since well before the election — aside from the money spent to boost Obama’s candidacy, the SEIU also spent millions more on House and Senate races.

Stern visited the White House more than 20 times in the first six months of Obama’s presidency alone. Obama also had named Stern as a member of his National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in February.

Confirmation of his resignation came from Diane Sosne, a member of the union’s board and president of an SEIU local based in Seattle.

SEIU Starting Third Party in North Carolina

9 Apr 2010

WhoRunsGov: It’s War: SEIU Starting Third Party In North Carolina

In a shot across the bow of Dems, the labor powerhouse SEIU is starting a new third party in North Carolina that hopes to field its own slate of candidates, part of an effort to make the Democratic Party more reliable on issues important to labor, I’m told.

SEIU officials setting up the new party, called North Carolina First, are currently on the ground collecting signatures to qualify as a state party, SEIU officials tell me, adding that there are around 100 canvassers on the ground right now. The goal: To have the party up and running so candidates can run in this fall’s elections.

Interesting – they must be going after Democrats who voted for health care.