My wife and I have donated money to the Police & Firefighters in our town for the past few years (or so we thought). We usually get one or two call per year and they say they are collecting for the "Local - insert home time" police and firefighters. My wife would leave a envelope taped to our door with a check made out to our town police or fire. A couple months ago, our town newspaper printed an article that said that the local town and firefighters were not calling people looking for donations. They said that the unions were calling and the local police and firefighters had nothing to do with the solicitation. About a month later I received a call from the same guy looking for money for the police department. When I asked him if they were calling from the unions, he danced around the question and finally admitted that this donation is for the unions. I asked him to remove us from his list, because I was not going to donate money to people who are going to donate it to the democratic party. Today my wife received a call from another man looking for money from the fire department. When my wife asked if the money was for the union the guy said that the money was for the town fire department. My wife said that she would be glad to drop off a check at the town hall so that the money goes to the fire department and not to the union. The clown on the other end reponded with a four letter word and hung up the phone. We are on the do not call list. If anyone receives the same type of phone call in their own town, they should know that the money is going to the unions. I would rather flush my money down the toilet than support the democratic party.