Don’t mess with Missouri!
As a daughter of this great state I have never been more proud.
How did he keep a straight face? This definitely shows how easily Carahan can look the voters in the eye and LIE…………..
According to Open Secrets:
Russ Carnahan is a top recipient from the following industries for the 2007 – 2008 election cycle:
Bldg Trade Unions (#2)
Note: The Building Trade Unions is a coalition of Unions that includes the AFL-CIO and Teamsters. In the 2008 election cycle Russ received $241,000 in campaign contributions from Labor/Unions and in 2009 Russ has already received over $190,000 in campaign contributions mainly from Unions.
And what is one of the Unions number one missions?
What’s interesting about this? Well, the Unions are spending MILLIONS of dollars to get the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” passed and yet they don’t want the bill to include the Union healthcare.
Page 53 of the bill.
SEC. 154. CONSTRUCTION REGARDING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Nothing in this division shall be construed to alter or supercede any statutory or other obligation to engage in collective bargaining over the terms and conditions of employment related to health care.
BUT the Unions want a seat at the table of the Advisory Committee.
Page 923 of the bill.
REPRESENTATION.—In appointing members of the Advisory Committee, the Secretary shall—
(A) include no less than one representative of each of—
(i) health professionals within the health workforce;
(ii) health care patients and consumers;
(iv) labor unions; and
(v) third-party health payors; and
Two reasons. There will be BILLIONS of dollars in grants that would available to the Unions in the bill and the Unions could ensure that their healthplan is MUCH better than ours to assist in their membership drive.
WAKE UP PEOPLE – Our politicians not on our side on this issue, they are following the dollars – their real constituents.