#UNITEBLUE : ALEC’s origin and funding;Perpetuating Slavery Market in United States;stealing tax dollars to give to corporations


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Assertions about ALEC’s origin and funding [edit]

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Assertions about ALEC’s origin and funding[edit]
In 2012, Walter Mondale, former Democratic Vice President of the United States, and Arne Carlson, former Republican governor of Minnesota, referred in an op-ed piece to the political activities of the Koch family and ALEC, saying:

“[ALEC] is the creation of the Koch brothers who amassed their

fortunes in oil and who live in Florida. The goal of ALEC is to influence legislators across the nation.”[70]

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#BILLCLINTONACT educational, and informational potential of the Internet. This law bars federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet access

   #ALEC to levy taxes on Internet access is a matter of statewide concern.

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ALEC “Limited Representative Government” Under federal legislation, private companies have access to prisoners as a SLAVE LABOR workforce; inmates not paying child support.

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stealing tax dollars to give to corporations  Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law One of ALEC’s model bills is the “Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act Contributions from the prison industry and sentencing policies[edit] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Legislative_Exchange_Council

Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group, two of the largest for-profit prison companies in the US, have been contributors to the American Legislative Exchange Council. Under their Criminal Justice Task Force, ALEC has developed bills which State legislators can then consult when proposing “tough on crime” initiatives including “Truth in Sentencing” and “Three Strikes” laws. Critics argue that by funding and participating in ALEC’s Criminal Justice Task Forces, private prison companies directly influence legislation for tougher, longer sentences.[38] ALEC has also worked to pass state laws to create for-profit prisons, which served as a boon to both of the aforementioned contributors.[39][40]  #UNITEBLUE

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ALEC first came into being in Chicago as the “Conservative Caucus of State Legislators”, a project initiated by Mark Rhoads, an assistant to an Illinois state senator.[15][16] Conservative legislators felt the word “conservative” was unpopular with the public at the time, however, and the organization was renamed as the American Legislative Exchange Council.[16] In 1975, under the auspices of the American Conservative Union, ALEC registered as a federal non-profit agency.[17][18]

ALEC has produced model policy on issues such as reducing corporate regulation and taxation, tightening voter identification rules, digital due process[9] streamlining or minimizing environmental protections, over-criminalization[10][11] and promoting gun rights.[8][12][13] ALEC also serves as a networking tool among state legislators, allowing them to research the handling and “best practices” of policy in other states.[13]

ALEC’s website contains a searchable list of provisional model policies “intended as academic documents for individual study.”[14]

ALEC  destruction of government -as we know it – by

  • ·      the destruction of regulatory agencies
  • ·       stealing tax dollars to give to corporations
  • ·       destruction of public employee unions
  •     amending the constitution
  •      Perpetuating Slavery Market in United States

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Major private prison corporation are in the news, and not for the right reasons.

·      The Corrections Corporation of America, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of America’s largest private prison contractors. As of the end of 2012, CCA owned and operated 47 different private prisons across the country, and has management contracts at 20 others. The company is very successful: its 2011 financial statements showed it with revenues approaching $1.75 billion.  Occupancy requirements were between 80 percent and 100 percent, with many around 90 percent. The highest bed guarantee requirements were from Arizona, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Virginia. As mentioned above, Arizona has three contracts that contain 100 percent occupancy guarantee clauses. Oklahoma has three contracts with a 98 percent occupancy guarantee provision, while a couple of Louisiana’s contracts contain occupancy requirements at 96 percent, and Virginia has one at 95 percent. Privatized prisons are failing the public interest

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