The best government money can buy -top 20 public sector union paid politicians

June 16, 2010 09:55


This is a list of the 20 legislators who have received the most funds from public sector unions. Now you see why unions which make up only 12% of the work force get 100% of the favors from Democrats.

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

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

I’ll let you do the math but as you can see your supposed representatives in congress are bought and paid for by unions. I’ll bet if you sit down and check, the legislators with the most union contributions are from the most bankrupt states. This is ‘progressive’ government at its finest.

Source for these figures is opensecrets.org. Its a great eye opening web site to spend a little time on. See who is buying your legislator.



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