ALEC Running Tax Scam for Big Companies

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    Bob Edgar: ALEC Running Tax Scam for Big Companies




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    If we wanted HuffPo's opinion, we'd be there and not here.

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    Shoot the messenger and the source but ignore if the message is true or not?
     
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    A little hypocrisy of note; the author, is CEO of a quasi political organization called "Common Cause" which is tax exempt. Edgar is also president of some Methodist religious affiliated organization which is also tax exempt. The operative sentence in Edgar's op/ed goes "tailored to fattening their profits at the expense of the common good". Years ago that would be seen as pure Marxism but the left has drifted so far off the charts that they swallow the swill without thinking. How do private sector companies profit "at the expense of the common good"? Private sector companies produce goods and services that increase the common good. If you taxed them to death the common good would be decreased. The fat and comfortable radical left is so fueled by emotion and hatred that they don't even realize how hypocritical their views are.
     
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    Some of Christie's biggest bills match model legislation from D.C. group called ALEC
    Published: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 6:00 AM Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 5:25 PM
    By Salvador Rizzo/Statehouse Bureau The Star-Ledger

    Star-Ledger fileGov. Chris Christie's administration denies using ALEC model bills, but some of Christie's biggest legislative proposals this year show numerous similarities to the conservative group's blueprints.
    TRENTON — Let’s say you’re a state lawmaker, passionate about charter schools, and you want to turn this passion into laws that create social change. What you need are bills. And you want them fast — ready-made, just add water, written in language that can withstand partisan debate and legal scrutiny.

    There is a place that has just what you want.

    It’s called the American Legislative Exchange Council, a little-known conservative group headquartered in Washington, D.C., and funded by some of the biggest corporations in the United States — most with a business interest in state legislation.

    ALEC has quietly made its mark on the political landscape by providing state governments with mock-up bills that academic and political experts say are, for the most part, tailored to fit a conservative agenda. In recent years, states — particularly those with new Republican governors and legislatures — have been flooded with ALEC’s model bills. Nearly 1,000 of them are introduced every year, and roughly one-fifth of those become law, according to ALEC’s own count. ALEC’s bills are especially attractive because they are written so they can virtually be copied and pasted onto legislative proposals across the land.

    Some of Christie's biggest bills match model legislation from D.C. group called ALEC | NJ.com
     
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    The sources is the HuffPo and if I cared about what they'd thought and said, I'd go there directly

    Arianna's PoolBoy Flaylo is either paid to link HuffPo articles here or he's just a complete fucking tool or possibly both.
     

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