ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is kinda sorta the definition of fascism. The union of government and corporations. Not exactly of course. ALEC has no legislative weight. But they're enormously influential. It works like this: Business writes laws, hands them to governors or legislative bodies, and the laws are enacted by (at least right now) hugely skewed state governments, overreaching from their 2010 victories. It was kind of a perfect storm.
The hardcore right--the FReepers--can square ALEC into their "small government/free market" world view. They'd lap up whatever Rush Limbaugh and FOX "News" fed them, with no quarrel and not a second thought. But the less hardcore, the less partisan among us would likely be appalled if they knew the scale of ALEC's influence. Thankfully, people are starting to catch on. Big people ("Corporations are people, my friend!" --Mitt Romney) like Pepsico, Coca-Cola and Kraft Foods. Uh oh.
BREAKING: Kraft Becomes Third Corporation To Drop ALEC
Following Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, tonight Kraft became the third major corporation to announce its departure from the right-wing business front group ALEC. . .
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