For a small annual fee of $669, you can join Matt’s political organization called the MEA—Matt’s Education Association.
You’ll join? Great! Don’t worry about writing a check. Government will withhold MEA’s annual fee from your paycheck and then send it to Matt free of charge. In exchange, Matt will represent your interests. Although, almost half of your money will cover overhead and his six-figure salary. Where will the rest go? He’ll funnel much of the rest to political causes antithetical to your beliefs.
Of course, if you don’t like Matt’s politics, you can always opt out. But you will still have to pay $450 from your paycheck. After all, you’ve got to pay your “fair share” to his organization. So now you no longer want to be a member of the MEA? Fine, that’s your free choice, but you’ll have to find a job someplace else.
This doesn’t sound like a good deal, does it? But for many, it’s the reality in Pennsylvania. To learn more, listen to Matt explain how this entire process works in a podcast from Lincoln Radio Journal with the Executive Director of PMA, Dave Taylor.