Public employees union tries to pick boss with ad buy
A leading public employees' union spent $1 million on radio, television and online ads opposing GOP nominee Mitt Romney Thursday, records show. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has spent close to $1 million on several Senate races, but yesterday's purchase marks the union's biggest foray into presidential advertising.
AFSCME, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, has made 80 ad buys in the nation's top 50 broadcasting markets in the last month, including one this week in the swing state of Nevada, according to The Washington Times' exclusive ad tracker (http://www.washingtontimes.com/campaign-2012/adwatch/).There is an inherent conflict of interest where unions use money collected from paychecks to try to elect corrupt Democrats who will be responsible for determining their future pay. There is no way that union members in teh private sector can select their boss or the person they will negotiate with and they should not be able to do that with tax payer money. I think this kind of contribution to Democrats is unethical.