Thread: Iaff firepac

  1. #1
    Forum Member
    MIKEYLIKESIT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Division 24
    Posts
    4,360

    Default Iaff firepac

    The IAFF is suspending any FIREPAC contributions to ANY federal candidate. I say BRAVO.
    IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    islandfire03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,587

    Talking

    Yep: It really sucks when you waste millions of dollars trying to buy politicians and then they stab you in the back.

    Used to be that when you bought a politician they stayed in your pocket for life!

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    MIKEYLIKESIT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Division 24
    Posts
    4,360

    Default

    A little story. We had a problem in our local involving one of our members. The word on the street was that a U.S. Congressman who represents a sliver of our city got his office involved in this particular situation. Our member did nothing wrong but was getting fracked over by our city and a federal agency. Mind you, it was nothing illegal, immoral, or wrong at all. Well the congressman's office went looking for a donation from the IAFF and the answer they got was "No, we have a problem involving one of our members and will not be giving you any money at this time". Needless to say, I got a phone call and a 20 minute talk with the congressmans chief of staff. He swore up and down that his office had nothing to do with what was going on. Funny thing was, within a matter of a few weeks, the issue magically was cleared up and our member had the right thing done for him. Money DOES talk. Our VOLUNTARY contributions to FIREPAC give us a seat at the table. Its about time our so-called "friends" step up and fight the constant attack on union firefighters at the federal level.
    IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    gunnyv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    SE MI
    Posts
    1,429

    Default

    Funny how it's okay for the rich and the corporations to spend millions of dollars to "buy" politicians, but when a couple hundred thousand working people band together to get the most bang for their $50 a piece, we're evil and ruining the country.

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    477

    Default

    Speaking of this, I keep meaning to ask where all those "Firefighters for Dodd" shirts wound up. In my imagination they're being worn by little kids in Africa and South America like the losing Super Bowl teams shirts.....

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by emt161 View Post
    Speaking of this, I keep meaning to ask where all those "Firefighters for Dodd" shirts wound up. In my imagination they're being worn by little kids in Africa and South America like the losing Super Bowl teams shirts.....
    Maybe your kids are wearing them...
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    snowball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Just North of South Central
    Posts
    2,740

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by emt161 View Post
    Speaking of this, I keep meaning to ask where all those "Firefighters for Dodd" shirts wound up. In my imagination they're being worn by little kids in Africa and South America like the losing Super Bowl teams shirts.....
    In a bin right next to the "Jabroni's For McCain/Palin" bedazzled jeans and t shirts.
    IAFF

  8. #8
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    477

    Default

    No sense of humor.....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Brother looking for some help
    By SME3756 in forum Career/Paid Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 228
    Last Post: 12-11-2006, 10:10 AM
  2. IAFF Boycott
    By seniorff in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-26-2002, 06:49 PM
  3. IAFF Boycott
    By seniorff in forum Career/Paid Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-22-2002, 08:27 AM
  4. IAFF Boycott
    By seniorff in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-18-2002, 09:51 AM
  5. IAFF Boycott
    By seniorff in forum Meet and Greet
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-16-2002, 04:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register