Monday, March 21, 2011

Secretive Group Behind States' Anti-Union Laws

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Wow. Remember how Republicans snickered at Hillary Clinton when she said that there was a "vast right-wing conspiracy?" Maybe they were laughing because they knew that she was right, but that nobody would believe her. The article excerpted below (which also excerpts from other sources) is must reading, if you've been following the anti-union, pro-business actions of the new batch of GOP state governors across the country.  Sure, you've heard FOX "News" and Rush Limbaugh spinning the "official" story about how these measures are needed to shore up state budgets. But read on, and tell me how that squares with this melding of the state and the corporate combining efforts in secret.


What's the source of these anti-union measures? Meet ALEC, a right-wing group that writes state laws for Republicans

If it seems that all of this state-by-state union-stripping legislation is coordinated ... that's because it is coordinated. Also pre-written, gift-wrapped and hand-delivered.

Meet ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a national right-wing group that writes "model" legislation for its members. Who are it's members? Republican state legislators and private organizations (think ExxonMobil). . .

Read more at: AmericaBlog

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