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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:52 AM

Bill Moyers: United States of Alec

One of the biggest forces behind the scene.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:37 AM

1. St. Chris Christie pushed through or supported several bills that were ALEC generated.

 

Almost word for word.

Star-Ledger reports he knew nothing about ALEC and has nothing to do with them.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:38 AM

2. Finally a discussion starts about the decades long circumvention of our Constitution

and our rights for private agendas that put profit over people.... Tommy Thompson's disguises the agenda of ALEC because he knows it's wrong for Wisconsin....

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:02 AM

3. ALEC broke the law

They pretend to be non-profit, non-lobbying group and yet they are all about profit for their corporate members and are clearly a lobbying group. How come they have been able to break the law with impunity? Why are they not under investigation?

Oh that's right, laws don't matter anymore. We are no longer a nation of laws. We are ruled by the whim of corporate elites.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:10 AM

4. Debater Mitt Romney was so bold as to mention IDEA as the next national fund to be targeted for use

by Conservatism. Next Spring, the reauthorization of IDEA-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act will occur. By the end of the third grade children can receive Language Rehabilitation if they are not on a third grade reading and writing level. This rehabilitation can be done by a well trained therapist or by privatization. Back in the 1990s No Child Left Behind provided a failed experiment in Texas by the purchase of thousands of computers containing a program for this rehabilitation. It failed.

What is the reason that Mitt Romney boasted about it during the first Presidential debate? Privatization of Education? Will children again face a business model or accountable rehabilitation by training therapist? Texas has been down this road. Currently most all of the independent school districts in the state of Texas are in a law suit with the TEA Legislature over underfunding schools according to the Texas Constitution. Classic example of bringing down public education to dumb down the students in order to justify privatized education at public expense. Using the failure of our children to further the money movement model from public to private. Vehicle: textbooks and curriculum that is known to under educate children set up by the Conservatives in government and decision making committees. The last Commissioner of Education resigned this summer. New Texas law says that if students do not pass the TEA legislated test, then they do not receive high school credit even if their classroom average is 100. TEA Governor Rick Perry chose a new Commissioner of Education. Is the governor a member of ALEC?

Off topic: Another fund to be raided by the GOP: Social Security Insurance Trust Fund, as the surplus started in 1983, is gone. What a gold mine it would be to not have to pay back the IOUs and to reorganized the fund for private use.

On topic: Corporate take over of America by Conservatives.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:29 AM

5. I am a Plaintiff's attorney in Texas and I have watched our rights disappear through Tort reform.

You can almost forget trying to find a medical malpractice attorney to take your case in Texas and they want our med mal laws to go national! When you hear about the need for more tort reform, look who is behind it. Here it was "Citizens to Prevent Lawsuit Abuse" which had billboards everywhere, plus radio and TV. The only "Citizens" were the corporate leaders like Bob Perry of Perry Homes who controls our state house and Gov Rick Perry (no relation). Like the fall of Rome, our country is dying due to rampant corruption of both parties! The corporate interests control who gets elected and stays in office. You play ball with them or find a well financed opponent in your next election! We need complete campaign finance reform as our 1st, and last issue! All our other issues will take care of themselves once we actually have a representative government again!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:04 PM

6. Before reading this, I had always thought that if they just counted the votes,and not via private

source code, all our issues would take care of themselves...

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