They by the way heavily fund the RNC.
Hello, 72. Can you provide any links to back up that statement?
Not the individual contributions of the rank & file - the contributions of their unions...public-sector police and fire unions that "heavily fund the RNC"...where
? Compared to funding democrats?
No charts & graphs, no need to survey the nation. A few examples are all I ask.
LAPD's union recently dropped a surpise on its members by urging them to support MoveOn.org, SEIU, and various other lefty/socialist causes in support of the recent WI dustup. Howls of outrage from LAPD officers, who almost uniformly detest such organizations and their causes. The union quickly whitewashed the whole deal...down the memory hole. Got caught out-of-touch with its own members.
Read about it here
"Jack Dunphy" describes the love/hate relationship his fellow officers have with their union and it's officials (funny - read the bit about cops that become union officials). They appreciate the protection from frivolous lawsuits and petty harassment by disgruntled citizens/groups (and even by their own 'politicized' command staff), but deeply resent funding democrat causes and candidates at the same time. Their pay and pensions are going on the chopping block, in recognition of the unavoidable conclusion that democrat politicians and union officials (I repeat myself) in L.A., like those in most Blue Hell big cities, have milked the public cow dry with their cynical, unaffordable, unaccountable, irresponsible, and unsustainable promises. Public-sector unions are the perfect self-licking ice cream cone, the very definition of a "conflict of interest."
Cities and states are broke from playing this game. The unions funnel dues into democrat Blue Hell politicians and policies which create out of control spending and at the same time perpetuate the cycle of dependency, irresponsibility and dysfunction (like most democrat policies), which breeds more criminals and crime, making a cop's duty more hazardous, which leads to calls for more cops, paying more dues, which fund more democrats, who enact more spending and stupidity on destructive policies, etc., etc. on and on and on...
The democrat/public-sector union Merry-Go-Round is coming to a screeching halt, all over this country. Sooner than later.
The cops are caught in the middle. Read some of the comments in Dunphy's articles...these guys see the writing on the wall, and have no other answers themselves.
I'd really like to see your stats on Police and Fire unions that"...heavily fund the RNC."