The Best Government Democrat Money Can Buy – See the List: Is Your Legislator Bought?

USActionNews published a list of the twenty legislators receiving the most in monetary contributions from from public sector unions. You’ll see not one Republican on the list fo the best government democrat union money can buy.

There are more union workers in government than in the private sector and they are paid 44% higher wages than in the private sector. Government job growth is 345 times as high as private job growth.

Now you see why unions which make up only 12% of the work force get 100% of the favors from Democrats.

Source USActionNews.com:

Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $1,017,978

Kildee, Dale E (D-MI) $608,789

Obey, David R (D-WI) $574,400

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) $551,706

Ackerman, Gary (D-NY) $537,400

Frost, Martin (D-TX) $534,761

Levin, Sander (D-MI) $519,975

DeLauro, Rosa L (D-CT) $505,050

Slaughter, Louise M (D-NY) $500,270

Waxman, Henry A (D-CA) $494,415

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $493,150

Bonior, David E (D-MI) $491,466

Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) $488,500

Evans, Lane (D-IL) $486,240

Abercrombie, Neil (D-HI) $482,680

Edwards, Chet (D-TX) $479,506

Pallone, Frank Jr (D-NJ) $470,600

Hill, Baron (D-IN) $445,750

Gephardt, Richard A (D) $444,800

Lampson, Nick (D-TX) $434,400

And remember all the money from public sector unions comes from tax payers who pay the salaries of the union workers whose dues are then confiscated by the unions for buying politicians to support the unions.

What happens when you count just industrial unions?

Gephardt, Richard A (D) $559,409

Bonior, David E (D-MI) $553,420

Green, Gene (D-TX) $551,750

Strickland, Ted (D-OH) $508,894

Levin, Sander (D-MI) $501,214

Holden, Tim (D-PA) $496,425

Brown, Sherrod (D-OH) $493,056

Kildee, Dale E (D-MI) $491,312

Costello, Jerry F (D-IL) $473,700

Abercrombie, Neil (D-HI) $464,710

Visclosky, Pete (D-IN) $462,800

Frost, Martin (D-TX) $461,198

Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH) $458,310

Obey, David R (D-WI) $452,900

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) $449,662

Thompson, Bennie G (D-MS) $448,314

Lampson, Nick (D-TX) $446,100

Evans, Lane (D-IL) $444,710

Stupak, Bart (D-MI) $443,000

Gordon, Bart (D-TN) $442,250

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) $551,706

Ackerman, Gary (D-NY) $537,400

Frost, Martin (D-TX) $534,761

Levin, Sander (D-MI) $519,975

DeLauro, Rosa L (D-CT) $505,050

Slaughter, Louise M (D-NY) $500,270

Waxman, Henry A (D-CA) $494,415

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $493,150

Bonior, David E (D-MI) $491,466

Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) $488,500

Evans, Lane (D-IL) $486,240

Abercrombie, Neil (D-HI) $482,680

Edwards, Chet (D-TX) $479,506

Pallone, Frank Jr (D-NJ) $470,600

Hill, Baron (D-IN) $445,750

Gephardt, Richard A (D) $444,800

Lampson, Nick (D-TX) $434,400

Gee, do we see a pattern here? How about when you just count building trade unions?

Abercrombie, Neil (D-HI) $585,900

Pallone, Frank Jr (D-NJ) $555,575

Holden, Tim (D-PA) $514,169

Gephardt, Richard A (D) $504,579

Levin, Sander (D-MI) $485,015

Miller, George (D-CA) $460,000

Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $455,720

Obey, David R (D-WI) $447,750

Hill, Baron (D-IN) $446,550

Sanchez, Loretta (D-CA) $445,400

Andrews, Robert E (D-NJ) $433,623

Evans, Lane (D-IL) $432,000

Kildee, Dale E (D-MI) $424,671

Visclosky, Pete (D-IN) $419,990

LoBiondo, Frank A (R-NJ) $419,799

Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) $411,450

Payne, Donald M (D-NJ) $407,160

Bonior, David E (D-MI) $403,420

Boswell, Leonard L (D-IA) $402,050

Edwards, Chet (D-TX) $400,150

Some union stats for 2010 from the Bureau of Labor Statics:

--The union membership rate for public sector workers (36.2  percent) was substantially higher than the rate for private sector workers (6.9 percent).
--Workers in education, training, and library occupations had the highest unionization rate at 37.1 percent.
--Black workers were more likely to be union members than were white, Asian, or Hispanic workers.
--Among states, New York had the highest union membership rate (24.2 percent) and North Carolina had the lowest rate (3.2 percent).

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Thanks to my Next-to-the-Littlest Brother for the tip!

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