Laws allowing government employees to make political contributions, along with a 1960’s Executive Order creating unionized government, are making the single most powerful special interest group the government itself.

A Daily Caller News Foundation study of political campaign contributions finds government employees give campaign contributions to Democrats by a two-to-one margin over Republicans.

Additionally, government unions give campaign contributions to Democrats by more than a nine-to-one margin over Republicans.

As The Daily Caller reports:

Donors listing the IRS as their employer have donated roughly $453,800 to Democratic candidates and causes and $221,400 to Republican candidates and causes since 1990. About one in four of the dollars for Democrats, or roughly $117,500, went to President Barack Obama.

But IRS employees since 1990 have also donated $203,000 to the National Treasury Employees Union, which in turn has given about 95 percent of its $6 million in political contributions to Democrats over the last 25 years, data shows.

And they’re using that cash to elect liberal Democrats who return the favor by voting to create more government employees …

… which means even more cash flowing into Democrats’ campaign accounts to elect even more pro-government politicians.

In fact, the single major contributor to federal campaigns is the federal government itself.

As The Wall Street Journal reported in 2010:

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections, thanks to an 11th-hour effort to boost Democrats that has vaulted the public-sector union ahead of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a flock of new Republican groups in campaign spending.

The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats’ hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push.

But that’s just a fraction of the taxpayer-derived cash government unions spend to elect big-government politicians.

The Journal also noted in 2012:

Previous estimates have focused on labor unions’ filings with federal election officials who chronicle contributions made directly to federal candidates and union spending in support of candidates for Congress and the White House.

But unions spend far more money on a wider range of political activities, including supporting state and local candidates and deploying what has long been seen as the unions’ most potent political weapon: persuading members to vote as unions want them to.

These kinds of spending, which unions report to the Federal Election Commission and to Congress totaled $1.1 billion from 2005 through 2011 according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

The unions’ reports to the Labor Department capture an additional $3.3 billion that unions spent over the same period on political activity.

This makes the U.S. Government the biggest bankroller of political campaigns, and as long as government employees are allowed to unionize against taxpayers, it’s coming out of your pocket.