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Must be an oversight

The Senate yesterday narrowly rejected attempts to restore funding for the Office of Labor Management Standards, which provides oversight over the use of union members’ dues money and has accumulated a 95 percent conviction rate against corrupt union leaders during this administration. The vote was 46-to-47.

How curious that Democrats profess to love oversight, but prefer to overlook political allies who may have a hand in the till. I also love the fact that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) spoke passionately against funding this office, which has done excellent work in providing transparency of union spending, just minutes after he voted to preserve the Hippie Museum in the budget.


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