If You’re a Union Member Who Might Vote for Donald Trump…

Liz Iacobucci

Liz Iacobucci

…please consider this:

Buried in this week’s document leak to the UK-based Guardian, there is a check from Donald Trump for $15,000 – made payable to Wisconsin Club for Growth – and dated April 3, 2012, the same day that Trump met with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in New York.

Remember what was going on in Wisconsin, back then?  Remember there was a recall election after most of the state’s public employees had their bargaining rights stripped away?

The Wisconsin Club for Growth was one of the “dark money” organizations that supported Walker during that recall attempt.  But because it calls itself a “non-profit” – rather than a political organization – it doesn’t disclose its donors or adhere to contribution limits.

Because of the leaked documents, we now know that Donald Trump was one of the donors who helped Scott Walker stay in office.

Remember what happened next?  In February 2015, Scott Walker pushed “Right to Work” through the Wisconsin Legislature in just days – and then said his experience taking on unions made him qualified to take on ISIS.  (Yep, he said that.)

Remember the old adage, if you want to know where a man’s heart is, just look how he spends his money?  This “dark money” contribution came from Donald Trump personally — not from the Trump Foundation, or the Trump Organization.

Yes, that’s right.  According to the check image that was leaked to the Guardian, Donald Trump actually spent his own money

to help protect Scott Walker, after Walker stripped union rights away from public-sector employees; and
to help preserve Scott Walker until Walker could strip rights away from private-sector employees.

So, if you’re angry about the economy and just looking for some sort of radical change… well, I get that.  There’s lots to be angry about.

But before you decide who to vote for…

…please consider how Donald Trump spends his money.

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This has been reposted from NH Labor News.

Liz Iacobucci is the former Public Information Officer for the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, SEIU Local 1984. Over the past three decades, she has served in government at the federal, state and municipal levels; and she has worked for both Democratic and Republican politicians.

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