In an attempt to obfuscate recent revelations that the SEIU is transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars into various Democrat political committees, Madigan-backed "mouthpieces" have been employed to try and change the conversation by talking about "when" the money was transferred, rather than the fact that it was. Not to mention the stunning amount, and its ultimate purpose.
The Democrat apologists are also using the rather stale ploy of attempting to kill the messenger. In this case its Pat Brady, Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, who has been consistently and successfully exposing Mike Madigan and the Democrat/Union money system embedded in Illinois.
Time will tell if the conversation can be changed.
UPDATE x1: Capitol Fax doubles down on its defense of SEIU
In response to this post, CapFax writes about its defense of...Joe Walsh?? Not sure what that has to do with SEIU money to Democrats. It seems a bit off-topic and defensive. Kind of like saying "some of my best friends are...."
Anyway, CapFax also argues that the ILGOP information about the money transfer is wrong because the SEIU is more concerned about human service funding than pension payments because higher pension costs mean less human services money.
Of course, the point remains that SEIU funnels large sums of money into Democrat committees to ensure that the Democrats retain (or grow) their majorities in the General Assembly. Doing so guarantees that an ever increasing amount of taxpayer money is funneled back to SEIU through increased spending on human services - a portion of which goes back into Democrat Committees. And thus the circle of Democrat/Union life is completed.
As to the SEIU's solutions to the current pension and overall funding crisis? Simple...progressive income tax. That was the answer we got from an SEIU representative. And IR confirmed that the groundwork is already being laid down in Springfield.
Finally, as to CapFax's accusation that this publication is engaged in "messenger killing" on behalf of the ILGOP? Well...that's some willfully blind hypocrisy. The rest of CapFax's comments aren't worth dignifying with a response.