More Pay for Play… MO AFL-CIO Given Half a Million in Stimulus Cash

You scratch my back – I’ll scratch your back.

Barack Obama’s special guest at his speech to Congress in September was AFL-CIO President Thug Richard Trumka.

Obama is counting on the AFL-CIO to get him re-elected.
The AFL-CIO is counting on more taxpayer stimulus cash.

Barack Obama gifted the Missouri AFL-CIO Foundation with $527,529 in stimulus cash.

And, here we thought the Obama Stimulus was a jobs bill.
Boy were we duped.

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  • JoyO

    Well, is the Washington Post going to hop on this or have they sent all of their Wassilla JOURNoLISTS out to Texas to dig up dirt on Perry?

  • Midnight Rider

    Obama has been looting the system since day one. The fact is Obama could have never passed a real background check with any US intelligence agency. Yet there Obama is in the White House, actively and capriciously destroying our country from within. Does anybody in Congress or the FBI have the guts to stop him?

  • Sam Stone

    He is giving away the farm before he is indicted.


    Don’t forget the big union fat cats gotta eat you know. It would be awful if they had to skip a meal because their union dues just aren’t what they use to be. you know the recession and all just deciminated their ranks.

  • Ipso Facto

    Why, under any circumstances, is our government giving one-half a million dollars to the MO AFL-CIO? How much money went to the AFL-CIO in other states?

    What were those funds to be used for? What benefit did the taxpayers derive from this “gift”?

    This is just pure crap!

    Where TF is the main stream media on this?

  • donh

    If we fail to put these Union bosses in jail…Bernie Madoff should be released.

  • Valerie

    The Washington Post has embarrassed itself. Read this to find out what Texas Democrats say about Perry and that article:

    H/T Hot Air

    The difference between guys like Trumka (a Democrat) and a Texas Democrat is that Texans value the people in opposition. They know that the other side is going to come up with a good point from time to time, and they want that advantage when it comes.

    When a Texan says he wants to “take them out”, he’s talking about going for beers.

  • #2 bing

  • Another Green Failure
  • Ella

    #5 Ipso – I started some digging into this particular item on the website and they claim it’s for workers training. Supposedly.

  • Mark

    Dead silence on this and other payola. Thanks worthless Republican Party. The opposition, my a$$.

  • owl

    Don’t hold your breath if you waiting for our Elected Repubs. Overall, they are a spineless bunch if you don’t count a few like Inhofe and Issa. Too afraid to open their mouths, or we get the Collins/McCain spokesmen. Gee whiz, thanks.

    What’s a few million up against the billions, uh make that trillions?

    Find the enemy. He has waged war on us for years. Breitbart and Sarah Palin found him. He is called MSM.

    He prints a story about a painted, turned over rock. Sits back. Waits. Watches. SNL happens to have a rock. How funny, Jon. That’s some serious, disgusting stuff, View. Now we will just call him a rock. He is dumb. He is Sarah Palin.

    MSM should have been our #1 war from the beginning. Unless you are a political junkie or watch FOX, you only see and hear the enemy’s crap. You hear it on GMA with your coffee.

    These stolen millions? What’s the matter with you. He thought he was doing good for the working folks. Yep.

  • Freddy

    Dont forget these guys!

    Sub-Award Amount $340,649

    They donated too!

  • Freddy

    Also notice: The recovery website does not actually allow for stepping through the pages breaking down the giveaway details.

    I wonder if anyone has reported the waste, fraud, and abuse by the creators of the recovery website to them? Obviously, they did not test their programming.

  • Ella

    #14 – Freddy – not sure what you mean. You can drill down into a lot of detail…… What exactly are you not seeing?

  • Finncrisp

    Compared to the prehistoric rock on Perry property out in Texas – This story just doesn’t make the grade. Why would anyone want to know about this? Comon….

  • Whistleblower

    Illinois U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is protecting them all !

  • Joanne

    Herman Cain was on The View today – only reason I tuned in. I like that man more and more. Obama had no foreign policy experience either, so he took on Biden, the idiot, because he was suppose to fill that void – look how that turned out.

  • What’s the relationship between the AFL-CIO and SEIU, which sent thugs to beat up black people at Tea Parties?????

  • greenfairie

    This guy’s as crooked as Al Capone. But at least Capone understood economics.

  • EricR

    The UAW was also bellied up to that trough. This is from the same project from this story- go to the link and follow it up to the main grant then down to the sub-recipient list. From there you can see the UAW got about 10x what the AFL-CIO got (300k for this project and the balance elsewhere)

  • Patty

    AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka has been logged in at least four dozen times, often with other labor bigwigs, but the records tell why he was there in only 12 of those cases, and those are mostly ceremonial events or busy social functions. Twice last year, Trumka met privately with Obama and once with Vice President Joseph Biden, the records show, but no details are in the logs. The AFL-CIO had no comment.

    Trumka has been to White House so many times that they have lost count. Do any of us believe that Obama has given our taxpayer dollars to cons like himself.

  • aprilnovember811

    Looting the Treasury, framing Americans, murdering Americans. Sounds like Treason to me. Treason is the capital punishment. These people aren’t above the law. We have to start enforcing our Treason laws, because this type of thing will keep happening if we don’t. They need to be made examples out of. They didn’t care who was murdered in their Reichstag Fire of Fast and Furious.

    I believe the orchestrated the shooting of the judge in AZ and Gabrielle Giffords. They recruited the mentally disturbed man to do it, knowing he wouldn’t be credible if he was caught and pointed the finger at them. Civility, right?

  • Freddy

    #15 October 4, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Ella commented:

    – – – – –

    Try going to page 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 … All you ever get is page one. That UAW entry happens to be on page one so I could find it.

  • bg


    Union leader Tim Foley resigns after criticism of inflated city pension

    [The head of one of the largest labor unions in Chicago resigned Monday in the wake of reports that he had been receiving a six-figure city pension while participating in a second pension plan from his local union, in violation of state law.

    Tim Foley, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134, submitted his resignation to the executive board of the 15,000-member union, which represents city, county and McCormick Place electricians as well as thousands of electricians working for private contractors. He had held the post for the last five years.]


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  • Prof_Saiga12

    Well now, this is very interesting.
    As #1 implies, this won’t show up in the MSM.
    However, I was able to pass this along to thirty-three other folks.
    I suppose that’s how things must be done today.
    Good reporting.

  • who needs campaign contributions when you can use the america workers taxes to pay your campaign workers.

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  • Obama has never work at a real job. He doesn’t care about anything in the U.S. He is MUSLIM
    SOCIALIST. Do I need to say anymore. I can’t wait for November 7, 2012. He is a ONE TIME
    president. May he return to Chicago to work some odd job for Rahm the mayor of the city.

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