Rick Santorum Tried To Turn Lobbyists Into Cogs Of GOP Machine With K Street Project.


Union Bosses From AFL-CIO, SEIU And UAW Given Taxpayer-Funded Ride Aboard Air Force One To Labor Day Rally In Detroit…

Via Reuters White House Correspondent Caren Bohan.

The amount of influence the unions have over this administration is frightening.

HT: Preston

 

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/06/union-bosses-from-afl-cio-seiu-and-uaw-given-taxpayer-funded-ride-aboard-air-force-one-to-labor-day-rally-in-detroit/


OSI Systems Chief Executive Officer Joins US Presidential Visit to India

 

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that Deepak Chopra, Chairman and CEO, was selected to accompany US President, Barack Obama, to Mumbai and attended the US India Business Entrepreneurship meeting, which was held by the US India Business Council (US IBC). The goal of the meeting was to promote further trade between US and India.

Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “I am honored to be selected to play a role in this very important cause. Currently the trade between US and India is only one tenth of the amount of trade between US and China. There is substantial opportunity to improve the trade relations with India for mutual economic gain.”

The US India Business Council is a business advocacy organization representing America’s top companies investing in India, joined by global Indian companies, with an aim to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties.

About OSI Systems, Inc.

OSI Systems, Inc. is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries. We combine more than 30 years of electronics engineering and manufacturing experience with offices and production facilities in more than a dozen countries to implement a strategy of expansion into selective end product markets. For more information on OSI Systems Inc. or any of its subsidiary companies, visit www.osi-systems.com. News Filter: OSIS-G

 

 

OSI Systems Inc
Ajay Vashishat
Vice President, Business Development
310-349-2237
avashishat@osi-systems.com

Source: OSI Systems, Inc.

http://investors.osi-systems.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=530184

http://www.osi-systems.com/

 

George Soros owned 11,000 shares of OSI until Monday night


How Much Does NEA Spend on Politics?

posted at 6:33 pm on October 18, 2010 by Mike Antonucci

The first thing we have to do is to divide NEA into its three components – national, state and local. Though money is extracted from members’ paychecks in one lump sum, its division and destination depend on federal and state laws. NEA’s national headquarters expects to bring in $358 million in 2010-11.

I have been asked this question, in some form, at least once a week for the past 13 years. I’m afraid my answer invariably fails to satisfy. I respond:

What do you mean by “NEA” and what do you mean by “politics?”

Therein lies the main difficulty with placing an indisputable figure on the cash amount. One man’s “politics” is another man’s “member communication.” Some think “political spending” is limited to donations to candidates. Others think it’s every dollar not directly related to bargaining contracts for local teachers.

I’ll do my best to work you through it – from the broadest interpretation to the narrowest and from national to local – with examples from the current election cycle. Fair warning, though: The results are nuanced and overlapping.

read more

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/10/18/how-much-does-nea-spend-on-politics/