SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

December 11, 2012

United States of ALEC

United States of ALEC 

 How Laws  we don’t want become law and how we might better arm ourselves.

Now on Moyers & Company

United States of ALEC

This week, an encore airing of our report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most Americans have never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC represents a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed at increasing corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

Also re-airing is Bill’s conversation with Philip Appleman, whose creativity spans a long life filled with poetry, fiction, philosophy, and religion. Appleman, whose latest poetry collection is Perfidious Proverbs, also reads from his work..


(My comment:  
A reflection of what this is was most aptly demonstrated in  Michigan on Thursday when Governor Rick Snyder blindsided the people over the “right to work” issue which he had claimed was not of interest to him or even on the table.    This never had a hearing, for the people were “shut out” without notice  and not allowed in.  Then, was concluded in one short day – devastating the people to whom it mattered greatly. So this maneuver came about even tho less than 6% of the people wanted it!    
Governor Snyder deceived his constituency.   This is not the way Democracy is supposed to work.  Jan)

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