I believe that we simply can’t have a setting where the teachers’ unions are able to contribute tens of millions of dollars to the campaigns of politicians and then those politicians, when elected, stand across from them at the bargaining table, supposedly to represent the interest of the kids."
Mitt Romney • Calling for a ban on political contributions by public teachers’ unions, which he further denounced as an “extraordinary conflict of interest.” If implemented this would, of course, come at nearly the full detriment of the Democratic Party, a fact Romney acknowledged only jokingly: “I don’t mean to be terribly partisan, but I kind of am. In the case of the Democratic Party, the largest contributors to the Democratic Party are the teachers unions.” source (via shortformblog)
… Where to begin? I don’t even think he’s trying anymore.
What if the teachers unions stopped donating to the Democrats and formed an independent third party with all the other labor unions in say, 10 years.
Be happy then Mittens?
Yet, Romney has been curiously silent about the problem of unrestrained corporate political expenditures, unleashed by the Citizens United decision. OK, I’m kidding, his silence isn’t curious at all. He’s just a fucking hypocrite.
Paul Ryan: Pinochet with a boyish face.
(Thanks to Tim Shorrock for noting the moral likeness.)