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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-12 01:16 PM
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New Documents Confirm Koch Was on NRA-Led ALEC Crime Task Force
Monday, 14 May 2012 14:26
By Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy | Report

New documents show that Koch Industries had a seat on the controversial "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" of the American Legislative Exchange Council as of at least 2011.

ALEC announced it was dropping that task force in the wake of the controversy over the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and so-called "Stand Your Ground" (SYG) laws. However, the co-leader of that task force, Rep. Jerry Madden (R-TX), revealed ALEC's announcement to be a PR maneuver when he reassured The Christian Post that his task force's work would continue through other ALEC task forces.

Koch Industries has vigorously defended ALEC, and has assailed reporting that noted that the company, led by billionaire brothers Charles and David, is a long-time funder and leader of ALEC and that ALEC has long advanced the NRA agenda through "model" gun bills, including Florida's controversial SYG law that was ratified by ALEC in 2005.

It turns out that Koch was a member of that ALEC task force in recent years, and that it was on the task force when the NRA was the private sector co-chair. Moreover, Koch Industries had not one but two employees who were listed as "members" present for ALEC's "Public Safety and Elections" Task Force at the last annual task force summit.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-12 01:42 AM
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1. Face it. The Koch family is running the country and probably a good part of the world.
Edited on Wed May-16-12 02:16 AM by No Elephants
Remember, the international version of ALEC, the USGLC (U.S. Global Leadership Coalition) is at least twice as big as ALEC and boasts both corporate members and individual members the like of Madeleine Albright and Colon (sic) Powell.

Oh, look, a symposium featuring Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe, advertised with the line "Hear from high-level Obama and Romney campaign surrogates.

And, oh, goody, we're all invited. But, space at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center is limited, so RSVP at this link ASAP!

We are so screwed.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-12 02:42 AM
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2. Time for the guillotine!
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