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Do you have a day care service that you run from your home? Perhaps some of your customer’s children are from low-income or single parent families that qualify for government assistance payments.

One state and its legislature, controlled by Democrats, has arranged to repay its union political campaign contributors by claiming you as a union member and withholding union dues from child care subsidies.

It took some doing, but the Democrats controlling Michigan government have managed to keep the nearly defunct United Auto Workers Union afloat by forcing some 40,000 home-based day care providers to pay union dues. For nothing, no services whatsoever; approximately $3.7 million annually. Democrats in some 17 other states have similar schemes in process.

Think of all the small businesses that receive state, local or federal funds for their services. One day, without explanation or justification, the payment they receive will indicate union payments withheld. Just imagine what unions will be allowed to squeeze from a national health care system.

Through the years labor unions have been among the largest contributors to the Democrats and their candidates. It now appears a system has been developed for repayment, although lawsuits are now being filed in Michigan and other states to combat this scam.

We can be helpful to ourselves in two ways; always carefully study and respond to any document addressed to you that involves collective bargaining, and never, ever, vote for a Democrat.

Bruce W. Hallowell

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