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  •  Anastasia's post (5+ / 0-)

    Hi Anastasia,

    I was surprised finding their website hidden, too.  That's what prompted me to write the post.  The more I dug, the tougher it got to read more information about the group.

    •  Given the high velocity attack on Bill Cronon (4+ / 0-)
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      the history professor whose blog post sought to inform people about their activities, I'd say this is a very sensitive nerve for the Republicans.  I hope you and many others will continue to probe and publicize their activities, although the push back and threats may be intense.

      They don't want people to know that the radical legislation moving through the state houses here in Wisconsin and in your state of Ohio are identical boilerplate written by and for out of state corporate interests.  Republican legislators, easily influenced by big money donations and flattered by being flown off for some wine-and-dine attention by deep-pocketed ideologues, bring this stuff home and try to ram it through.  None of it is designed to bring jobs or economic stability or a fair playing field to individuals and small businesses within the state-- it's all designed to serve the interests of huge corporations.

      Thank you for your efforts to get this story out there.

      "We have to remain constantly vigilant to prevent raids by those who would selfishly exploit our common heritage for their private gain." Harry Truman

      by Helena Handbag on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 02:45:29 PM PDT

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      •  I think it's important to keep emphasizing (3+ / 0-)
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        the secrecy aspect. They are trying to evade lobbying laws by saying what they're doing isn't lobbying. But it's really lobbying on steroids. They don't have to go through the persuasion step. They just hand off the pre-written bills to willing legislators and they dutifully try to get them passed. This should also be subject to disclosure regulations.

        Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

        by anastasia p on Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 03:00:18 PM PDT

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