War protests: Your tax dollars at work?

Labor unions and independent groups aligned with the antiwar effort sparked by President Bush’s retaliation campaign against Osama bin Laden will come under attack this week in the House as lawmakers seek to cut off their federal grants.

Labor unions and independent groups aligned with the antiwar effort sparked by President Bush’s retaliation campaign against Osama bin Laden will come under attack this week in the House as lawmakers seek to cut off their federal grants.

GOP sources tell Whispers that an amendment to block grants to the groups will be offered to the appropriation bill for the Labor and Health and Human Services departments up for consideration as early as Thursday.

A new analysis of federal grants to groups involved in the antiwar effort identifies unions including the United Auto Workers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the Service Employees International Union.

The Heritage Foundation analysis from census
documents [
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/antiwargroups.htmu> ] also found grants to independent groups that have blasted Bush’s war.

“Should tax dollars be going to groups that protest the war? I don’t think so,” says an architect of the plan to end the grants.

A list of the war protest groups:

http://www.s29.org/endorsers.html

Author: Paul Bedard

News Service: usnews.com

URL: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/whisphome.htm