As you probably know, SEIU is a large, far reaching organization that has recently been in the news for verbally/physically intimidating average Americans at town hall meetings. So, to help prepare us for any Ohio town hall meetings, or if you’re planning on attending any national awareness rallies, we wanted to give you some facts so that you will know who you are dealing with.
From 1998-2008, $14,255,564 has been contributed to Ohio politicians (Dems and Republicans alike). Follow this link (from opensecrets.org) to see the list of Ohio politicians who received SEIU money.
To better understand the SEIU, please read the summary of this organization at:
Before we address SEIU/Ohio Politicians, we would also recommend that you consider the following information. Recently, Mr. Obama mentioned that AARP was (1st) endorsing health care reform, and then he said (2nd) that AARP was on board with health care reform. AARP in turn stated that they have not endorsed any health care reform legislation; however, Mr. Obama may have been right when he said that they were “on board” with health care reform. On the website,
AARP states that it has joined SEIU (along with Business Roundtable and NFIB) to work toward non-partisan health care and financial security for our country. We report, you decide (borrowed from TV news).
Now, as far as SEIU and Ohio politicians, SEIU seems to have a hand in every aspect of American life (or it would like to)and are trying to manipulate what goes into health care reform. Now knowing how much they have contributed and what SEIU’s objectives are we need to start asking our elected officials, “Do you work for them or me?” It’s become more and more obvious that you (Senator/Congressperson) vote to satisfy your campaign contributors over voting to satisfy your constituents (without whom you wouldn’t have your current job). If you feel the need to continue to accept SEIU’s money, if you continue to vote for the legislation they want, then, in the words of Mark Levin, “We will campaign against you and defeat you”. You have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Your votes should protect the rights of “We the People”. Whether to vote for what your constituents want/demand, is not an option—you are obliged to vote the way Ohioan’s demand you vote, not because we may have donated to your campaign, but because we gave you your job and we can just as easily take it away!
Okay, okay, we’ll get off our soapbox and conclude with this from “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu (appropriate don’t you think, since China owns so much of our government’s debt):
So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a thousand battles without a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.
Thank you for your consideration—God Bless America!
UPDATE: saw this report later today: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/11/seiu-calls-civil-discourse-prior-alleged-beating-town-hall/