Frank Kratovil’s Friends Levy Tax on Workers

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has pledged to spend $150 million in the 2008 election. There’s just one problem. As David Anderson noted, the SEIU doesn’t have $150 million to spend on political activity.

Since the government wouldn’t give them the money – the lefty solution of choice – they’ve opted for another liberal fave – TAX. Unfortunately for the SEIU (fortunately for you and I), they can’t tax the average citizen – YET. Instead they have imposed a tax on their membership at the local level.

This levy of $6 per member may be illegal. Does that really matter? In the world of Frank Kratovil, Barack Obama, and Fidel Castro it’s the ends that matter, not the means. Of course we can all agree that electing Barack Obama to the presidency and sending Frank Kratovil (who the SEIU has already maxed out to) to Congress is far more important than pesky little details like the rule of law, personal liberty or freedom of speech.

cross posted at Delmarva Dealings

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