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Oh the story of Little Piggie Gettelfinger just keeps getting better all the time.

By now, you’ve likely read all about the the UAW’s $33 million Black Lake Golf Club.  Well, maybe not all.

It seems the UAW isn’t as concerned about all the citizens of Michigan as it is its dues paying members.  Cheboygan County Drain Commissioner-elect Dennis Lennox has issued a press release detailing the UAW’s repeated efforts to avoid paying property taxes on the luxury resort for union bosses.  You can view the press release in its entirety on Michelle Malkin’s blog here.

Apparently, the UAW carries the resort and golf course on it’s books at $33 million when reporting to the federal government but has spent the last 4 years fighting the county’s efforts to collect property tax on that amount.  According to Lennox’s statement, the courts have actually reduced the valuation several times allowing the UAW to receive more favorable tax treatment than other property owners in the county.

Now, this is bad enough considering the UAW fought tooth and nail for the Socialist bailout of GM and Chrysler these past two months, a bailout that picks the pockets of the rest of us taxpayers who pay our fair share.  It gets even worse when you take into account this organization and it’s boss, Little Piggy Gettelfinger campaigned for and donated to the presidential campaign that told us it’s “patriotic” to pay more taxes.  But it gets even worse when you consider exactly what Michigan property taxes support.

Property taxes support schools and local governments in Michigan.  So the UAW, spends union dues (that will soon be coming from our pockets) to support a $33 million luxury resort that has lost $27 million over the past 5 years (WOW!!!) and then has the gall to cheat Michigan schoolchildren out of decent textbooks and educational facilities!  And don’t forget, those local governments are charged with furnishing little amenities like water and sanitation services to those children and their families as well.  Less tax money translates to higher rates for these vital services.

So, let’s tie all of this together. 

The UAW seizes money from autoworkers in the form of dues, then wastes that money on a money losing luxury golf resort so union bosses can “relax” from the pressures of their extortion racket, then proceeds to demand that the US government use taxpayer’s money to supply more cash for them to waste, and all the while takes every opportunity to ripoff the good citizens of Michigan and deny them and their children quality education, clean water, and sanitation services.

And the UAW acts shocked that we didn’t support their bailout.

Unbelievable!


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