In Michigan, the state and the SEIU created a collaborative crime syndicate to bilk care-giving parents of more than $28 million intended to care for disabled children. Nobody is stepping up to take responsibility, and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy says the Republican-controlled state Senate is part of the problem.
- SEIU works with the state of Michigan creating legislation to allow for home health care workers to be unionized.
- Ballots go out, only 20 percent are returned. Thanks to the rules and limited media coverage in 2007 everyone is unionized. (Here comes one of those we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it situations.)
- Two out of three new, dues-paying members are the parents or family members of the disabled children they are caring for, They do not work for the state. They “work” directly for their children, and in this example, did not even know about the vote or legislation.
- SEIU takes union dues directly out of Medicare payments, collects more than $28 million* in five years.
From Breitbart’s Big Government, written by Ben Shapiro.
In 2011, the Michigan House voted to stop this scam by stating that receiving government subsidies didn’t make one eligible for a union. That measure has now stalled in the Michigan Senate, thanks to Michigan Republicans. Why don’t they stop the SEIU? Maybe it’s because Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Roger Khan (R-Saginaw) took $5,000 from the SEIU … on the same day the House bill made its way to the Senate.
Michigan isn’t the only state with a problem. Illinois has a similar regime. Connecticut is considering one. This is a brilliant union scam, designed to redistribute taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the unions – and to burn newly-found union members in the process. It must stop now, and it must start with the Michigan Senate Republicans.
* If two out of three are family members taking care of children and not working for the state or a health care provider, but “working” for their own children, about $18.5 million was skimmed directly from these families, with no benefits at all provided to them.