FirePac and Kerry...anyone else sick of it?
I am inviting a lot of upset responses, but good. Its all part of the process.
I am paying member of the IAFF and up to now have been a member of FirePac. Not anymore.
I am ending my Fire Pac contributions because of the endorsement of Kerry and all of the endless amounts of $##@ the union continues to send to my house for the Kerry camp.
My reasons for disliking Kerry are many. The main reason for me changing my Fire Pac standing is the obvious lie of claiming to not be taking large amounts of money from "special interests" then personally seeing tons of Fire Pac funded campaign materials for the senator. Its almost disgusting seeing the IAFF president behind him at every stop and the constant mailings...all the time stating he doesn't accept "PAC" money. Ironic considering that the Firefighters for Kerry signs flying at his stops say in small print...."paid for by Fire PAC"
Here is a man who voted for NAFTA until the AFL/CIOs courted him...who voted for no child left behind until the teachers union courted him...who voted for the Patriot act until the ACLU courted him...who voted for the IRAQ conflict until the peace movement courted him. A man who was anti defense, anti intelligence, and a veteran basher when he returned from Vietnam...all until he needed to look "strong" on defense. Now he proudly shows the medals he once disgraced.
Its all big business. No side is really better than the other when it comes to money. BUT...I am not going to be part of the problem anymore.