Good for Americans for Tax Reform and the Alliance for Worker Freedom. They are pushing for the Justice Department to investigate SEIU President Andy Stern's multiple visits to the White House over the first six months of Barack Obama's presidency. Questions about Stern and SEIU Treasurer Anna Burger's SEIU-promoting efforts and the federally-funded ACORN's activities suggest they may have crossed the legality line, Examiner.com says:
ATR has formerly submitted a request to acting United States Attorney Channing D. Phillip asking for a probe into the potentially illegal lobbying activities of SEIU Treasurer and Change to Win Chairwoman Anna Burger.
The groups filed their first lobbying investigation request with the U.S. Attorney's office and key Congressional offices on November 13th against SEIU President Andy Stern, a close friend and political ally of President Barack Obama.
Recently, new reports of Stern's frequent visits to the White House caused great concern over SEIU's political power as a result of its relationship with the president. Obama served as an attorney for SEIU prior to running for public office in Illinois. There are also strong connections between SEIU and the embattled Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a group that is under investigation in several states.