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Forum Post: Boycott Sponsors of A.L.E.C.

Posted 6 years ago on April 6, 2012, 9:01 p.m. EST by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA
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This organization represents everything that is wrong with "corporate democracy"




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[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

Although ALEC just lost Pepsi, Coke, Kraft - thay are too big to fail
And even if the lost 90% of their companies, koch can sneeze up the balance

Thanks to OWS and the flood of recent PR and zimmerman -
the stench of alec is becoming much more conspicuous

If you think you know America’s biggest threat,
..Koch ?
….Norquist ?
……Iran ?
………Boehner ?
………...McConnell ?
……………Murdoch ?

you are wrong –
……spend ten minutes with each of these

American Legislative Exchange Council


.............................................BE AFRAID – VERY AFRAID

And FYI – They are doing everything they can do to create
a new constitutional convention [Article V Convention]
that can propose virtually anything:
All public schools – privatized
All medicare/Medicaid/SocialSecurity – privatized
No cap gains tax
EPA - gone Guns for all No inheritance tax
Tell me – what else do you think an Article V Convention could do?

[-] 2 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 6 years ago

An Article V Convention could be dangerous if we (OWS) lost control of it. Any proposals MUST be written us or it's ALEC forever. Great comment, ty for the links!

ps; your America’s biggest threat list reminds me of Nixon who we should of hanged, I guess. And Oli North who we should have shot for treason, I guess. Accountability; ONLY FOR CPA's!

[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

ALEC has access to billions of dollars and
owns hundreds of federal and state legislators and senators.
Although the delegate selection and convention rules are
VERY un-specified,
a completely new constitution, could, under some counts,
be proposed by 18 people representing 18 states -
answerable ONLY to their employers.
At $100,000,000 per delegate - thats less than $2B for ALEC & the kochs.

Each state will have 1 vote ( this is exactly correct )
If each state has one delegate => 50 delegates
a quorum is a majority => 26 delegates
2/3 of the 26 delegates => 18 delegates
and if these 18 delegates are from the 18 smallest states,
they will represent 25,000,000 Americans -
proposing a new constitution for 300,000,000+ Americans

[-] 2 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 6 years ago

I never ran the numbers, like you. very well put together.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

actually there are other SERIOUS number problems - I'll post another time

[-] 2 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 6 years ago

Pretty scary stuff. See y'all May 1st @ your nearest OWS rally

[-] -2 points by e2420 (-28) 6 years ago

No inheritance tax sounds good.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

tell that to the koch brothers or the "walmart" family

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22834) 6 years ago

Great idea and good article. Thanks for posting this.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Good post.