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Forum Post: Rich States, Poor States Report

Posted 4 months ago on April 28, 2014, 11:48 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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The ALEC/Koch publication: A reporters guide.

"The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, Poor States" publication this week. The document, whose lead author is economist Arthur Laffer, is sold to the press as an objective, academic measure of state economic performance, but should instead be viewed more as a lobby scorecard ranking states on the adoption of extreme ALEC policies that have little or nothing to do with economic outcomes. This year, leaked documents revealed that the report is directly funded by the Kochs, on top of longstanding Koch support for ALEC itself.

Until recently, little information was available about the funders of Rich States, Poor States, but tucked in a cache of ALEC internal documents obtained by the Guardian in December was a spreadsheet (PDF pg. 40) that showed for the first time that Rich States, Poor States is funded by the Kochs' Claude Lambe Foundation, as well as the Searle Freedom Trust."

http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/04/187636/reporters-guide-koch-funded-rich-states-poor-states-alec-report

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Shhhhhhh......

Look!

Over there!

Hillary!

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 months ago

Just don't pay any attention to the 50 States.

That's ALEC's job.

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