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Kansas reps pass bill to make it illegal for union dues to go to politicians

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Well this should be a pretty simple concept. Why should they be using union dues to give to politicians anyway it should be used for the members of the union.


Kansas House passes bill regulating political activity of labor unions

Samantha Foster. 7 hours, 43 minutes ago TOPEKA | The Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill regulating the political activities of labor unions in a 75-46 vote. House Bill 2130 would make it illegal for labor unions to use union dues to support politicians. The bill will go to the Senate for debate and a vote. Check the following list to see how the representatives in your district voted.

YES VOTES: Rob Bruchman (R-Overland Park), Frank Denning (R-Overland Park), Owen Donohoe (R-Shawnee), Amanda Grosserode (R-Lenexa), Brett Hildabrand (R-Merriam), Lance Kinzer (R-Olathe), Marvin Kleeb (R-Overland Park), Kelly Meigs (R-Lenexa), Bob Montgomery (R-Olathe), Greg Smith (R-Overland Park), Charlotte O’Hara (R-Overland Park), John Rubin (R-Shawnee), Scott Schwab (R-Olathe), Arlen Siegfreid (R-Olathe), Pat Colloton (R-Leawood), Sheryl Spalding (R-Overland Park)

NO VOTES: Tom Burroughs (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Stan Frownfelter (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Barbara Goolsbee Bollier (R-Mission Hills), Broderick Henderson (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Mike Peterson (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Mike Slattery (D-Mission), Louis Ruiz (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Valdenia Winn (D-Kansas City, Kan.), Ron Worley (R-Lenexa), Kathy Wolfe Moore (D-Kansas City, Kan.)




posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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I agree with this.

Only individuals should be able to donate.


 
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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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I agree..Why should union money go to politics?
They don't ask every member who they support and donate accordinly..



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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This should be passed on a federal level. Will never happen though just look at who gave democrats all their money last election cycle. That is the problem with unions. Once in the members have no say what is done with their dues.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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This is a good start. Now if we can put a cap on campain spending and term limits on them we might get some where. Union members can contribute individually, there dues need to go to them.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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This is terrible! This is limiting people's right to contribute how they wish. The SCOTUS ruled that corporations can contribute as much money as they want....Do you think any of those corporations have the middle class as an interest? The union, which represents the working class, and you people are saying that the working class can no longer put their money together and contribute how they see fit, but corporations can?

On the bigger picture, a dollar should not be louder than a voice, it is IMO that is what this republic has come too, though...since we are at that point, limiting the working classes voice (which they get to choose to contribute, or not) is faster road to collapse.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by Thumb
This is terrible! This is limiting people's right to contribute how they wish. The SCOTUS ruled that corporations can contribute as much money as they want....Do you think any of those corporations have the middle class as an interest? The union, which represents the working class, and you people are saying that the working class can no longer put their money together and contribute how they see fit, but corporations can?

On the bigger picture, a dollar should not be louder than a voice, it is IMO that is what this republic has come too, though...since we are at that point, limiting the working classes voice (which they get to choose to contribute, or not) is faster road to collapse.


Fine. Contribute to the candidate of your choice out of your own pocket, instead of letting the 'corporation' union do it for you. And make no mistake, the unions today are just as much of a corporation as any other. It's a business.



posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Anybody union or non union who disagrees with this is not for unions but for freeloading on taxpayers.



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