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“Since when are hard-working men and women who are putting in a hard day’s work every day, since when are they special interests?”
Unions Not a ‘Special Interest’
However, according to the Center for Responsive Politics’ Open Secrets website – which tracks lobbying and campaign spending data – organized labor is one of the all-time largest lobbying groups, spending $492 million on lobbying from 1998 to 2011.
In fact, labor unions spent more on lobbying in 2011 than they ever had before, spending $50 million according to Open Secrets.
(CNSNews.com) – President Obama – in a speech to the United Auto Workers union – said that “trying to climb to the very top” was not what America is “about,” saying that it was “greed” and that in reality “we’re all in it together.”
Obama to UAW: ‘Trying to Climb to the Very Top’ Is ‘Greed,’ Not What America’s ‘About’
“America’s not just looking out for yourself, it’s not just about greed, it’s not just about trying to climb to the very top and keep everybody else down,” Obama said at the UAW’s annual National Community Action Program Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
I don't see the problem.
He's right, workers rights,safety & fair play
are not your typical special interest political money.
It's filled with lobbyist than I am definitely sure
do not have my best interest as an American worker.