Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:26 PM
cliffordu (30,671 posts)
Everyone should be familiar with our friends and neighbors at ALEC!!!
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Everyone should be familiar with our friends and neighbors at ALEC!!! (Original post)
|mother earth||Apr 2012||#2|
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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:31 PM
mother earth (4,348 posts)
2. Indeed, spread the word far & wide:
"When state legislators across the nation introduce similar or identical bills designed to boost corporate power and profits, reduce workers rights, limit corporate accountability for pollution, or restrict voting by minorities, odds are good that the legislation was not written by a state lawmaker but by corporate lobbyists working through the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a one-stop shop for corporations looking to identify friendly state legislators and work with them to get special-interest legislation introduced. Itís win-win for corporations, their lobbyists, and right-wing legislators. But the big losers are citizens whose rights and interests are sold off to the highest bidder."
"Americans are increasingly recognizing and speaking out against the disproportionate power of corporations in shaping public policy and steering politicians, and ALEC is a prime example of how Corporate America is able to buy even more power and clout in government. Rather than serve the public interest, ALEC champions the agenda of corporations which are willing to pay for access to legislators and the opportunity to write their very own legislation. It helps surrogates and lobbyists for corporations draft and promote bills which gut environmental laws, create a regressive tax system, eliminate workersí rights, undermine universal and affordable health care, privatize public education, and chip away at voting rights. It's no wonder that so many big corporations view ALEC as a wise investment. ALEC represents an alarming risk to the credibility of the political process and threatens to greatly diminish the confidence and influence ordinary people have in government."
ALEC - all the power and innfluence money can buy. It's influence is far reaching and devastating to the rights and welfare of WE THE PEOPLE.
This is what the right wing has brought us, since they are beholding to those who fund their campaigns, and the money they invest in these bought and paid for politicians is paying off, they now own much of the courts, legislature and gov't.
Spread this information to everyone. It reaches beyond party lines & is exactly what is usurping our rights as citizens which is now extended to corporations, deemed as people by the SCOTUS....an abomination of power.