Forced Dues Pay For Blowout Parties in Washington, DC

President Barack Obama's unabashed support for a federal police/fire monopoly-bargaining mandate is music to the ears of International Association of Firefighters union kingpin Harold Schaitberger (right).  Credit:  Alex Wong/Getty ImagesFresh over spending over $1 billion dollars to elect President Obama and his allies on Congress, more than a half dozen unions are listed as benefactors to the inaugural parties. They include the Laborers International Union, the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the Washington Guardian reports.  The president is accepting contributions as high as $1 million to sponsor parties for the invited guest.  Looks like a good time will be had by all — except the workers who are forced to contribute for the events.