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  •  Thanks back for reading and comprehending (1+ / 0-)
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    the seriousness of this kind of corruption at that critical level of our government.

    Today ALEC claims just under 2,000 state legislators as members, 96 sitting Congressmen as alumni, nearly 300 multi-national corporate members and an unknown number of other alumni serving in one capacity or another in the state and federal governments.  That is one hell of a group of individuals that have sold themselves to the  the Koch's ultra-fringe ideology.

    This and one or more of the preceding exposes about the cabal were written to try and inform the public...that it was coordination and not coincidence that the Governor's of WI., AZ., Ohio and MI. with their GOP majorities (with hundreds of ALEC member legislators) all decided to go after unions, voters and gov regulations.  That is bad enough - but when its documented that the script is established by the likes of Charles and David Koch, we must realize that many of our state governments are actually under their control - through ALEC.

    Yes, hard to believe that many Americans, duly elected by a trusting citizenry, could be so corrupt.  It really goes beyond corruption, howabout...these lawmakers see exactly what their constituents see around them; education faltering, more and more on assistance, unemployed, costs increasing, our environment starting to become unstable...they see all this and still pursue the agenda of the oligarchs.

    They have not only sold their votes, they've sold their very souls - and the bright futures of all our children.

    "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

    by Bob Sloan on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:34:43 PM PST

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    •  I feel powerless. (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, they have sold their very souls.

      I expect occasional evil, I have seen it in my life.

      But organized, prolific evil I did not expect.

      •  At least not here in America...we hear of 3rd (1+ / 0-)
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        world countries with rigged elections, corruption and some countries like Argentina where corporations run the nations...but we didn't expect to find it here.

        If you look back at our political history though, you'll find that in the early to mid 30's several corporations attempted a "coup" here in the US.  So this isn't our first brush with fascism - but it is certainly the WORST attempt and it has been ongoing for three decades as they put the pieces in place.

        With the election of our first Black President, I believe they saw that as an opportunity to escalate their agenda, believing most Caucasian's would support them.  They just didn't take into account the huge demographic changes that have taken place over the past two decades.

        "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

        by Bob Sloan on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:20:33 PM PST

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