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View Diary: ALEC-New Partnerships and Exposing Hidden Foreign Influences - with a Comparison to the NCSL (21 comments)

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  •  It will cost them considerably less and eliminate (0+ / 0-)

    the need for working groups, committees and voting on model legislation - it will already be written and those paying to get those laws passed don't need a group like ALEC's consensus to go forward with the legislation.  No more fancy weekends they have to pay for, separate wining and dining of hundreds of lawmakers at those meetings - lawmakers who are in the pockets of others, but have to be supported as a "team player".

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

    by Bob Sloan on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 08:22:09 PM PDT

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    •  My greatest fear is a new international emphasis (0+ / 0-)

      that totally repositions the group for the forseeable future.

      It's a "follow the money" thing.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 10:43:55 AM PDT

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