The “I” in this article is Mark Mix:
Unions already in 21 mil…
Last week, I appeared on the Fox Business Channel to discuss the Obama Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) refusal to investigate the radical Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for its shady political fundraising scheme.
Before the 2008 elections, the SEIU amended its constitution to require local affiliate unions to meet an annual fundraising obligation to the SEIU’s political action committee (PAC) under the threat of heavy fines.
But federal election law requires that PAC contributions must be 100 percent voluntary, and unions cannot funnel cash from their general treasuries into a PAC.
Foundation attorneys filed a complaint with the FEC later that year but were only notified 23 days after the FEC quietly dismissed the complaint this spring. Stonewalling even further, the FEC only released its reasoning 111 days after that — well after the 60-day window period in which Foundation attorneys could appeal.
Meanwhile, the SEIU’s PAC has already disbursed over $21 million this election cycle, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the union bosses’ electioneering.