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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-12 09:03 AM
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ALEC is small potatoes compared to USGLC
the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition /

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, also known as the USGLC, is a influential, broad-based organization formed by a coalition of 400 American businesses and NGOs, senior national security and foreign policy experts, and diverse range of community leaders from across the country who promote increased support for the United States diplomatic and development efforts amongst both politicians and the public.<1>

Based in Washington D.C., the USGLC advocates a stronger International Affairs Budget in order to enhance national security, forward American business interests, and improve humanitarian assistance around the world. The International Affairs Budget (a.k.a. the 150 Account) is a component of the U.S. federal budget that funds a breadth of U.S. State Department activities, aid to Israel<2>, international development programs, and many other civilian-led programs abroad (including civilian reconstruction teams and democratic governance projects in Iraq and Afghanistan).<3>

IOW, spending our tax dollars to help them make more money overseas.

This is yet another reason in a long line of reasons why, no matter how much we tax corporations, they will never come close to paying their fair share of the government and environmental resources they use up.

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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-12 12:30 PM
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1. ALEC is plenty big potatoes for me -- way too big.
Then USGLC is bigger. Ooh!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-12 06:59 AM
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2. Eggs Zactly!
Edited on Fri Apr-20-12 07:05 AM by No Elephants
And some obsess over the Illuminati.

Sample article from the website of the USGL.

Over 80 Admirals and Generals tell Congress: Support International Affairs Budget

March 27, 2012 | Richard Parker

Washington, DC More than 80 retired top military leaders are calling on Congress to support a strong and effective International Affairs Budget and reiterating how critical this funding is to our national security in a letter released by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalitions (USGLC) National Security Advisory Council (NSAC).

The International Affairs Budget is the backbone of Americas leadership in the world, and even as our policy leaders work to put our fiscal house in order, we cannot leave this vital investment out in the cold, said NSAC Co-Chairs General Michael W. Hagee, USMC (Ret.) and Admiral James Loy, USCG (Ret.). From our experience, we must deploy all our tools of development and diplomacy, alongside a strong defense, to ensure U.S. leadership in the 21st century.

The FY 2013 House Budget Resolution being debated this week represents a 11% cut to the International Affairs Budget from current year funding, and Members of Congress should heed the advice of our most respected men and women in uniform on why this funding is so important to our national security.

In the letter, the military leaders say together to Congress, As retired flag and general officers from all branches of the Armed Services, we urge you to support a strong FY13 International Affairs Budget and to oppose disproportionate cuts to this vital account. We firmly believe the development and diplomacy programs in the International Affairs Budget are critical to Americas national security. /

We are so screwn!
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