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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 02:30 AM

72. No, it's not hypocrisy

Because it is not a real Super Pac.

Here's what sets it apart from the presidential superPACs.

First, its donor list. The other superPACs are financed largely by millionaires. As for the NNU committee, "It's funded exclusively by our members," said Michael Lighty, the union's public policy director.

Technically, the PAC dates back to 2009, when independent expenditures were legal but the legal concept of superPACs did not yet exist. In the 2014 elections, Federal Election Commission records show, the nurses PAC spent $2.3 million, and was entirely funded by the union itself.


Then he (Jeff Weaver) drew a line between the NNU PAC and the presidential superPACS. "We have not started a superPAC, are not coordinating with a superPAC, and we have not fundraised for a superPAC," he said. "We stand by our position that we do not want the help of a superPAC."


This is union members (workers), not big money from corporate CEO's or owners. This money is coming from individuals like you and me. They are just doing it through their union. Yes, unions can come up with big donations, but it's all from little people like us.

from wiki
Before Super PACs became "super," they were just PACs, or Political Action Committees. The groups could support a candidate or a cause, but were heavily regulated under the terms of campaign finance law. Individuals were allowed to give $2,500 -- no more -- and corporations and unions were strictly forbidden from making donations.


How many union workers (not management or CEO's or Presidents or Owners of Corporations) who can contribute $2500 to a presidential campaign? The big Super Pacs Bernie is talking about have unlimited donations coming from the top people involved in big corporations, some of whom can donate millions each, now hidden in a super pac.

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