The long shadow of the Obama administration taints much that is near sacred in the U.S., including election laws. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has ruled in favor of SEIU’s (Service Employees International Union) demand that local unions MUST send $25,000 to the SEIU Political PAC, or be fined $37,500. This is a clear violation of FEC law. The video below tells the story.
Had enough? I certainly have. We have a creeping lawlessness in America and it isn’t roaming the streets of the Nation, it’s lurking in the hallways of the White House, the Justice Department, Congress and all the president’s cabinet offices.
From Warner Todd Huston of Publius Forum:
As it happens, the Federal Election Commission expressly forbids organizations from fining members for not contributing to political action committees (PACs). Because of this proscription, the folks at NRTW [National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation] filed a complaint with the FEC about the SEIU’s practice.
Fox News states the FEC’s own general counsel found that SEIU violated election law – YET, the FEC quietly voted to overrule their own attorney, and allow the mammoth organization to march toward a $9 million war chest (…and if you have a loved one in a nursing home, an SEIU worker is likely caring for them). Pay attention to the following. I believe this statement was not made lightly:
“To us it was a prima facie case for coercion,” Mix said [NRTW]. “Plus, it looked like a money laundering scheme as well, because locals would pay the penalties from their general into the political action committee. General union treasury funds are not allowed to be used for political purposes,” he said.
Karen at The Lonely Conservative is as angry as I.