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  •  So is he disguised or what? (0+ / 0-)

    How can Mark Pocan just show up at an ALEC meeting? Are they open to just anyone? Won't they know who he is?  How often do these people meet? Can I go? Not to protest, I want to hear what they say.

    •  All you have to do is pay a bunch of money (2+ / 0-)
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      natasha, Calamity Jean

      and pass a right wing bonafides background check and you can get a day pass.   Or you can become a corporate member for about, I think, $7 k, or you can buy a seat on a Task Force for about $25k.  Or, like Mark Pocan, you can pay your $50 one year dues and become a legislative member if you hold elective office.  See how that works, you let the legislator you want to wine and dine three times a year join for $50 bucks, and you pay $25,000 for the privilege of meeting with that and many other legislators in closed rooms while you hand your legislators laws you want him/her to pass so they can pollute your air, loot your state, make profit off you kid's substandard schooling, incarcerate you teenagers for profit, privatize your highways, create bail bond schemes that are paid for with public money (believe it or not! Bob Sloan has written on this scheme), bust your unions, frack your wells, evicerate your EPA, weaken child labor laws, weaken workplace safety regulations, you name it, these folks have an Act for it.


      Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

      by Ohiodem1 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 08:36:19 PM PDT

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