|Wednesday May 2, 2012 10:00PM (MST)
TAGS: Scott Brown, Obama, Ford, GM, Chrylser, Auto Bailout, Obama Stimulus, Public Unions
80% of Stimulus Money in Wisconsin Goes to Public Unions
The defeat of Wisconson republican senate incumbent Scott Brown is apparently the most important economic factor in the state’s recovery. When analyzing use of stimulus money in the state I’m assuming that is the only conclusion most rational minds will come to. Let me restate that. Brown’s reelection is the most important factor to Barack Obama. There is much about the Obama controlled White House’s use of funds to question but his behavior mirrors the beginning of his presidency. The GM/Chrysler bailout early on was not as it seems as explained by Awr Hawkins with Breitbart.com;
“…When Obama pushed through his stimulus package shortly after taking office, the money going to bail out GM andW Chrysler was not so much intended to shore up those corporations as it was intended to shore up the unions at those corporations. In other words, although one of the ubiquitous reasons given was saving these two iconic American companies, the real goal was to pass tax-payer dollars to Democrat-dominated union members (to keep them voting for Democrat candidates for the foreseeable future). In a real sense, this is nothing more than a sophisticated money laundering scheme. [Attribution][Photo Source: http://thegurglingcod.typepad.com/
…The ad, pulled in response to White House questions (and, presumably, carping from rival GM), threatened to rekindle the negative (if accurate) association just when the president wants credit for their positive results (GM and Chrysler are moving forward, making money and selling vehicles) and to distance himself from any public downside of his decision. [Attribution][ Image Source: www.ford.com ]
…But it gets worse. In states like Wisconsin, far from the automakers and their union workers, 80% of stimulus funds “went to public unions.” That means these unions received $600 million in funding which they are now using to fill the coffers of Democrat candidates and to pay for ongoing opposition to Gov. Scott Walker. As a matter of fact, public employee unions have already spent more than $8 million in their effort to recall Walker. What this does, in effect, is remove the advantage Walker had achieved in fundraising by placing the weight of the national purse behind Walker’s opponents.