Friday, October 19, 2012

Who Runs California? Follow Public-Sector Union Money

IBD Editorial - (Prop.32) would bar unions and corporations from making contributions to candidates for public office and from collecting cash for political activities through payroll deductions.

That payroll provision is key, because it would end the unions' preferred method of gathering funds. (Businesses use payroll deductions much less.)

Unions would no longer be able to collect the funds on autopilot from their members and, instead, would have to ask for donations. More than a few members might stop and think: "Maybe I can spend that money on dinner out or to pay the gas bill."