ALEC's support dwindles, and so does its agenda

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ALEC's support dwindles, and so does its agenda

Postby snoqueen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:40 pm

http://host.madison.com/ct/business/biz ... f887a.html

Mike Ivey does a good job on this story and I figured it deserves a thread of its own:

Legislators pay $50 a year for ALEC membership but the vast majority of funding comes from its private sector members, who pay between $7,000 and $25,000 in annual dues. Corporate members are also required to contribute more to sit on task forces or sponsor special meetings.


What a place. Money talks, and the more money you pitch in the louder you get to talk. What a way to set legislative priorities.

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Re: ALEC's support dwindles, and so does its agenda

Postby jman111 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:43 pm

snoqueen wrote:What a place. Money talks, and the more money you pitch in the louder you get to talk. What a way to set legislative priorities.

Thank you Citizens United for expanding this wonderful concept.

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Re: ALEC's support dwindles, and so does its agenda

Postby Cornbread » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:26 pm

uber leftist crap times? :lol: They have been coat tailing off the less leftist wisc state urinal for decades to pay their bills.
Good to see they haven't lost their (out of) touch.

But on the bright side, someone actually did "read" something they posted/wrote. Two others agreed with their (leftist) premise, so I guess that more or less makes about 5 people...tho the editor prolly didn't even give it a glance as, well, it's the cap times........

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Re: ALEC's support dwindles, and so does its agenda

Postby ilikebeans » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:34 pm

States that Follow ALEC's Recommendations Fare Worse

States with minimal public services, tax systems that favor the rich, and weak or non-existent unions fared worse economically during the recession compared to other states, according to a new report. States that followed recommendations made by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) were more likely to experience increased poverty rates and falling income. And ALEC’s Outlook Ranking, which forecasts state economic growth, “fails to predict economic performance,” according to the report.


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