Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The power of interest group politics

From Broken Promises, RiShawn Biddle.
WITH 3.2 MILLION MEMBERS . . . the NEA is also the single-biggest donor in American politics, with $52 million in campaign donations made to local, state and congressional campaigns during the 2007-2008 election cycle. This heft, along with its longstanding role in Democratic Party politics, is one reason why President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats are chatting up a proposed $23 billion "stimulus" plan to help school districts stave off layoffs.

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