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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:12 AM
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Alberta Darling (Recall R, WI) Sold Out WI Kids To Big Tobacco
Source: cognidissidense blogspot.com




Thursday, July 21, 2011
Alberta Darling Sold Out WI Kids To Big Tobacco


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REPORT: ALBERTA DARLING SOLD OUT WISCONSINS KIDS TO HELP HER BIG TOBACCO BACKERS
Jul 21, 2011

Darling pushed through policy written by tobacco industry that helps Big Tobacco market cancer-causing products to Wisconsin children

RIVER HILLS, WI A recent report has called into question Sen. Alberta Darling role in inserting a last-minute budget amendment that makes it easier for tobacco giant Philip Morris to push cancer-causing tobacco products to Wisconsin children marketing them with fruity flavors and candy-like packaging. The amendment was pushed in Madison directly by Philip Morris parent company Altria, and provided Big Tobacco with a huge tax break over the status quo and their competition.

The report shows Darlings amendment to be nearly exact model language provided to state legislators by a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive, corporate-funded outfit with strong connections to the tobacco industry. Darlings connections to ALEC go back to 2009 when she used tax dollars to pay $200 in membership fees to the organization, giving her access to exclusive, closed-door meetings with potential corporate donors, including ALEC member Altria/Philip Morris USA.

And voila! Altria/Philip Morris USA wrote a $1,000 check to Alberta Darling, just days after she became chair of the powerful Joint Finance Committee where she was able to insert the language requested by Big Tobacco..............................

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Posted by capper at 11:23 PM

Read more: http://cognidissidence.blogspot.com/2011/07/alberta-dar...



To his credit, which I seldom do, Walker, the Gov of WI vetoed her amendment.
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Cool Logic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:43 AM
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1. Is Wisconsin exempt from the recent changes in tobacco packaging enacted by the FDA?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:04 AM
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3. The FDA is not accurately said to enact, aka pass an act. Agencies promulgate or issue rules.
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Cool Logic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 04:08 PM
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11. That is true; however, they are "regulatory" agencies that are empowered to create and enforce
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 04:08 PM by Cool Logic
regulations that carry the full force of a law. Individuals, businesses, and private organizations can be fined, sanctioned, forced to close, and jailed for violating fedgov regulations.

Thus, they have the same effect as "enacting."

The Federal Registry, which records all of the regulations these agencies impose on the People, now exceeds 75,000 pages! The effort to regulate each and every facet of human activity is estimated by some to cost the People $1 Trillion per year!!! Even the White House's budget office (OMB) estimates that paying lawyers to keep up with, interpret and implement them, costs us $500 to $600 billion per year.

The fedgov is the world's leading manufacturer of red tape.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:26 AM
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4. I think the new rule applies only to cigarettes but not sure.
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border_town Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:30 AM
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6. The point is not
if what she pushed through could be enacted, but more that she pushed it through.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 05:00 AM
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2. I thought we had forbidden the tobacco industry from marketing cigarettes to children?
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 06:27 AM
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5. probably not overtly marketing to kids. Just a thought.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:22 AM
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7. yeah, the Joe Camel shtick that got slapped down
because it looked to "cartoon-y". I thought so, too.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 07:26 AM
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8. i`m confused... is alberta darling this person ?......


or is she this person?




or are they the same extremely vain 67 yr old?




ya i`m talking about my generation
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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 08:22 AM
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9. She must like red ... she's RED ... could be a closet Commie
Edited on Fri Jul-22-11 08:23 AM by Yon_Yonson
No surprise here becuse she's a NEOCON slug
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 10:00 AM
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10. $1000
Cheap Fuck, considering.
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