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Forum Post: ALEC is Coming to a Paycheck Near You!

Posted 2 years ago on April 20, 2012, 2 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Disappointed that people started to notice the incredibly horrid social policy that ALEC has been paying to get enacted, They have decided that your paycheck should be the focus of their next assault on common decency and the American way.

Race to the bottom with ALEC!!

The "Living Wage Mandate Preemption Act" would repeal and then ban local "living wage" ordinances like the ones in some 140 cities that provide a higher minimum for city workers/contractors -- enough to maintain a safe, decent standard of living in a community. Similarly, the ALEC "Starting (Minimum) Wage Repeal Act" would preempt the ability of localities to pay a minimum wage higher than the federal level. Some 22 states allow starting wages, but ALEC objects to the policy as an "unfunded mandate."

http://truth-out.org/news/item/8625-hang-onto-that-paycheck-alec-sharpens-focus-on-jobs

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[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (21084) 2 years ago

We need a living wage nationwide!

ALEC = Moral Bankruptcy

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

ALEC=Brain lazy (R)epelican'ts, controlled by neolibe(R)tarians.

[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

That stinks! I can't even eat at pizza hut or taco bell anymore. Well, good we have great Chinese here. I'm pretty sure they aren't members of Alex. Pizza Hut was doing $10 pizza's too. I keep reading who is doing what and shopping does get simpler as the number of companies I don't want to support grows.

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

What's wrong with Pizza Hut and Taco Bell? Coke sold off their Yum division a little while back. Are they ALEC supporters?

[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

"Today, YUM Brands was the 12th company to announce that it was pulling out of ALEC." Found it! I can EAT PIZZA!!!!! Thanks, I was reading kinda fast and missed that. It don't change the fact they were sitting around in those meetings last year and I was blissfully consuming their products unaware.

[-] 3 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Hopefully, more continue to do the same. In my opinion, ALEC itself should go away. And all of their ilk.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I'm with you there.

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

Me too! I hope someone makes a shopping guide for the jerks who haven't bailed yet. It disgusts me how many were sitting around in those meetings while no one knew about it.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Yes, shop farmers markets!

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7064) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

It's not about "minimun wage" it's about people paying enough to cover the basic cost of providing labor, so the tax payers don't have to make up the difference.

Or minimmun wage, which ever way you look at it.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

It also came to a voting booth near you.

And people voted for em. Not directly, but by endorsing those who accept money from them, people keep the machine going.

Great job as usual America.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

As usual your response has absolutely NOTHING to do with the OP.

You've even gone back to the "partisanship" you used to bitch so much about.

God, what a hypocrite.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Great article.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

The more I look, the more I find.

Somebody want to tell me again, how there's no difference between the parties?

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

We know why they do that.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's telling that they have little or no comment in these type of threads.

The omission is glaring.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

That it is. Very glaring. And I notice that the douches that are doing favors for OWS for free are not present.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Where's the outrage from the States rights advocates?

This is a clear attempt to abrogate States rights, by a decidedly (R)epelican't organization.

One with the full backing of the VERY libe(R)tarian Koch brothers.

It would likely violate the Constitutions of the States involved as well.

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Most of the "States Rights" advocates are just pushing the 1% agenda in disguise. They support states rights when it's convienant, and they don't when it isn't.

Just look at medical marijuana laws. The feds intervene with impunity and you don't hear anything from "State's Rights" advocates.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

That's why I always stress to those that say there is no difference, to look at what's going on the States.

They ignore it.

When you explain to them that modern libertarianism was co founded by a Koch brother.

They ignore it.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

You got it. Modern Liberatarianism is a front for the 1% that has hoodwinked a lot of people who really think they are defending freedom, but haven't done the research. That's it.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Neolibertarianism.

I coined the term out of respect for those that support the social tenets.

They always get lost in the economics, and the truth is, the neolibers never really promote that aspect anyway.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

True!

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 2 years ago

"As a Neolibertarian, I reserve the right to misinterpret the Constitution to achieve the ends I want", he said. "Of course I also reserve the right to misinterpret the Bible, the dictionary and the funny papers, for the same ends, At least I am consistent. Let me be clear, my ends are not yours."