Thursday, July 19, 2012

McIntyre fleeces taxpayers for his Big Labor buddies.

Last night, the House voted on some key amendments to the annual defense appropriations bill.  Naturally, as the most vital expenditure of the federal budget, defense appropriations don’t provide us with too many opportunities to cut significant amounts of spending.  However, McIntyre was presented with the chance to save taxpayers billions without eliminating a single defense program.  He voted no.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) offered an amendment (roll call #486) that would have barred the use of funds in the bill to enforce Davis Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements.  This law discriminates against non-union firms and costs taxpayers 22% more for each project.  This bill contained tens of billions in military contracts, so that is a lot of money for McIntyre’s union buddies.

McIntyre has received over $25,000 from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest public-sector union in the country.  Just this election cycle, McIntyre received $74,500 from several public-sector unions.

There are a lot of reports in the media highlighting McIntyre’s successful campaign fundraising this year.  Now you know that his campaign finance successes come at the expense of the taxpayer.

Verne Strickland Blogmaster USA DOT COM July 19, 2012