Thu May 10, 2012, 03:44 PM
JPZenger (6,116 posts)
$300,000 of Pa. taxpayer dollars spent to support ALEC corporate lobbying organization
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"Documents reveal taxpayer dollars spent on controversial corporate lobbying group
Internal Senate and House records show hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on cheesecake lollipops; junkets to Orlando, Las Vegas, Monterrey; membership dues and direct support donated to the lobbying group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Pennsylvania taxpayers have spent at least a quarter of a million dollars to support the controversial corporate lobbying group ALEC, according to documents obtained this week by Keystone Progress.
Included in the spending was $3,000 for cheesecake lollipops, $3,600 for crabcakes made to order; junkets to Orlando, Las Vegas, Monterrey and other cities; dues for their legislatorsí membership in ALEC; and at least $50,000 paid directly from the General Assembly to ALEC."
ALEC is the force behind the VoterID law, the stand your ground law that was used to justify the killing of the young Black man in Florida, etc.
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Fri May 11, 2012, 12:54 AM
MrSlayer (22,143 posts)
3. I hate these people so much it's unhealthy.
Corbett is scum, the legislature is scum, even my city government is full of scum. We are so fucked under these fascist pieces of shit we'll probably never recover.
If we must do evil to prevent evil there is nothing worth saving.