Here’s an alternate take on the We Are Ohio funding I highlighted back in August. [Update, 10-20-2011 – I missed a number of lines when sifting through data for the previous version, including half a million dollars from SEIU in D.C.! Corrected chart follows.]:
Remember We Are Ohio’s sales pitch – bipartisan, defending the working class, SolidarityTM? Demonstrably false: We Are Ohio is a union front funded predominantly by D.C. unions. That record-breaking petition drive? Purchased at a cost of more than $800,000.
The closer you look, the uglier this picture gets… even if you believe, as government union bosses do, that our taxes should be increased:
- Government unions slash retiree benefits.
- Government unions silence the opinions of staff and members.
- Government unions smear teachers who speak out of turn.
In the interest of fairness, ask employees of We Are Ohio’s biggest in-state donor! Better still, take the word of Ohio union bosses themselves: