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These labor leaders show More than 120 labor leaders SOLIDARITY by paying are among the 5% — paying #OWS SOLIDARITY! themselves millions in dues: themselves >$201,100 with We… Are… The 99%! ⇒ William Lucy, AFSCME: $847,810/year workers’ dues each year! ⇒ Gerald McEntee, AFSCME: $555,367 “Historically, instead of looking at the top 5% SOLIDARITY With ⇒ Rhonda Weingarten, AFT: $493,859 of this country that controls all the wealth, Labor Leaders we turn towards each other, and the ⇒ John Wilson, NEA: $492,484 Republicans have added to the fire.” ⇒ Dennis Van Roekel, NEA: $460,060 Barack Obama, Hyde Park Citizen interview, SOLIDARITY With ⇒ Edwin Hill, IBEW: $381,592 December 28, 1995. President Obama ⇒ Lily Eskelsen, NEA: $371,904 This many national union staff ⇒ Lorretta Johnson, AFT: $369,408 celebrate SOLIDARITY by taking SOLIDARITY Against >$100,000 per year out of workers’ ⇒ Antonia Cortese, AFT: $365,014 1% Banksters paychecks: ⇒ Joseph Hansen, UFCW: $352,758 NEA 446 ⇒ Diane Burke, AFSCME: $345,198 UAW 426 ⇒ John Yrchik, NEA: $328,617 AFSCME 279 ⇒ Becky Pringle, NEA: $325,384 ⇒ William McDonough, UFCW: $317,074 IBEW 242 ⇒ Lindell Lee, IBEW: $315,437 CWA 234 ⇒ Anthony Perrone, UFCW: $302,953 SEIU 208 ⇒ David Regan, SEIU: $298,647 UFCW 199 ⇒ Mitchell Ackerman, SEIU: $297,133 AFT 197 ⇒ Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO: $293,750 AFL-CIO 140 Source: U.S. Department of Labor Sources: U.S. Department of Labor, The Brookings Institution @jasonahart Make The Rich Pay Their Fair Share! President Obama Cares President Obama’s Appointees Care One top banking executive who raises money for Obama, discussing Barack Obama is not like other greedy fundraising efforts on the condition • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: politicians. President Obama cares of anonymity, said reports of about working men and women! Paid more than $43,000 in back taxes, disaffection with the president “are interest, and penalties, blaming TurboTax exaggerated and overblown.” He For most elected officials, only the for his mistake. said a strong contingent of financi- interests of 1% donor fat-cats matter. ers in New York, Chicago and Califor- But not Barack Obama! • Tom Daschle: Obama’s Secretary of nia remains supportive of Obama and his economic policies, even as Barack Obama wants to make Wall Health and Human Services nominee some have turned on him. Street pay its fair share. Because he withdrew after paying more than cares. $100,000 in back taxes, interest, and But, this donor added, “it penalties. probably helps from a political perspective if he’s not seen as a Barack Obama’s Backers • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: Her husband Wall Street guy.” paid more than $6,000 in back taxes, Goldman Sachs $1,122,869 The Washington Post, “Obama still flush interest, and penalties during her confir- with cash from financial sector despite JPMorgan Chase $809,675 mation process. frosty relations,” October 19, 2011. Citigroup Inc. $800,453 • Nancy Killefer: Obama’s nominee for Morgan Stanley $572,031 Chief Performance Officer withdrew after But the strategy of channeling anti- paying nearly $1,000 in back taxes, inter- Bank of America $473,716 Wall Street anger carries risks. Many est, and penalties. of Obama’s senior advisers have ties Wells Fargo $283,371 to the financial industry — a point In January 2012, the IRS reported that that makes Occupy protesters wary Obama’s staff in the Executive Office of the of the president and his party. President owed more than $833,000 in back taxes. The Washington Post, “Obama plans to turn anti-Wall Street anger on Mitt Romney, Republicans,” October 14, 2011. Sources: Federal Election Commission, Barack Obama surrounds himself with caring The Sunlight Foundation leaders who pay their fair share!
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