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Like unions, corporations can contribute

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Regarding the letter from Pete Bobb in Thursday’s (Jan. 28) paper, what is the difference between a corporation making a contribution to a legislative candidate or political cause and a labor union making a contribution? Both have high-paid executives (not just the corporations), but also both have members or employees who are the working/middle class people who are most affected by the laws passed by those legislators. In addition, many of these working/middle class people have investments in those “evil big corporations” within their 401K, IRA or similar retirement accounts. Why shouldn’t the private industry portion of this country have a voice also? If corporations shouldn’t be making contributions, why should unions be allowed to do the same thing? Unions don’t make donations out of the good in their hearts, but to push their own agenda. Millie Dunn, Auburn