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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:11 PM

The Koch Puppet Governors Continue to Dance for Their Masters as Rome Burns



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The Koch Puppet Governors Continue to Dance for Their Masters as Rome Burns

By: Rmuse
December 12th, 2012


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The ALEC legislation was contrived to make one of America’s workers’ rights strongholds into a RTW state at the behest of some of the biggest corporations in the world. It is an ongoing subversive effort to seize control of the government and destroy democracy by corporatists intent on transforming America into a land of peasants serving wealthy industrialists. As is usually the case, corporate backers of the ALEC law fraudulently claimed RTW laws significantly improve job growth and workers’ wages, but the evidence shows the exact opposite is true. According to the Economic Policy Institute, RTW does not boost economic growth, has no significant impact on attracting employers, lowers wages, and threatens employment benefits. Lower wages threaten job growth by reducing worker’s discretionary income, and when workers have less, they spend less, which in turn hurts the economy. Of the 22 states (mostly in the South) that labor under RTW conditions, not one has increased employment or boosted the economy as evidenced by red states with chronically lower wages, increased entitlement dependency, and predictable Republican majorities intent on weakening unions.

As union representation falls, so goes the middle class, and the past four years have seen a torrid attack on the middle class by Republicans in Congress and state legislatures. Remember, Republicans are against living wages, good benefits, voting participation, Social Security and unions that make the middle class strong by giving workers a voice in the labor market and democracy. Nine of the ten states with the lowest percentage of union workers are RTW states, and they have the weakest middle class (60% of the population) that is below the national average. Republicans are driving to make that pattern universal across the nation.

The ALEC-Koch attack on unions goes beyond punishing workers with low wages, although that is a value-added benefit for corporate America. Unions carry political clout that helps translate workers’ interests to elected officials, and ensure government serves the middle class’s economic needs, not corporations. Unions were instrumental in securing policies that support the middle class such as Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, workplace safety, lunch breaks, 40-hour work week, family leave, and minimum-wage laws, and it is exactly why conservatives support RTW laws; to destroy social programs and economic policy benefiting all Americans. There are myriad benefits to corporate America to weaken unions, but none as critical as eliminating their influence as a political force; damaging workers and the middle class is an extra benefit to entertain the Koch brothers.

Rick Snyder, ALEC, Americans for Prosperity, and the Republican Party are co-conspirators serving the Koch brothers’ quest for dominion over this country, realization of their vision of free market capitalism, and a libertarian paradise. At the last secret Koch Industries confab, the Kochs prepped for the “mother of all wars” that was the 2012 general election, and although they suffered a crushing defeat, their operatives (ALEC) had already laid the groundwork for a continuous assault on unions and democracy. The ALEC RTW legislation Michigan’s law was modeled after was from ALEC’s 1995 Sourcebook of American State Legislation, and it is a carefully planned, long term campaign to subvert democracy which is the sole intention of RTW, ALEC, AFP, and their puppet masters Charles and David Koch.

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This 1995 Sourcebook of American State Legislation reminds me of the PNAC master plan in that these people are also working against the best interests of this country. Scary stuff.
More on that here...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/12/994022/-ALEC-Info-to-Shock-and-Amaze-You
ALEC - Info to Shock and Amaze You!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. The Guillotine was invented for people like this.

Seriously.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:05 PM

2. I wish there was some way to legally

bring them down a peg or ten. Their power is beyond normal and dangerous.

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