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Sunday, March 13, 2011

ALEC Related PAC's and John Kline (R-MN)

ALEC Related PAC's-Who Gets Their $$$-Part III

Rick Snyder on Transparency and Accountalibilty

Taxing the Rich - Creates More Poor


ALEC Legislation - Under consideration right now

Notes ALEC 37th Annual Meeting

DIRECT QUOTE
ALEC Task Forces also met and worked to approve new model bills and resolutions, summaries of which are presented on the following pages.

Constitutional Convention Amendment
This resolution urges the Congress of the United States to call a Constitutional Convention pursuant to Article V of the U.S. Constitution to propose a constitutional amendment permitting repeal of any federal law or regulation by a vote of two-thirds of the state legislatures. The delegates to such a convention should be selected according to procedures established by the legislatures of several states.  (Source:  Inside ALEC | September/October 2010)
END OF DIRECT QUOTE


This ALEC created legislation is under consideration at multiple State legislatures – here are a few that I found.
          Under consideration in Utah Legislature – HJR 2
          Passed the Viriginia Assembly as House Joint Resolution 542
          Under consideration in Utah


Don't you see how inherently wrong this is?
This is WRONG!
This is NOT democracy!

As citizens we should not be paying legislators to participate in ALEC “educational” sessions with Coors, Koch, AT&T , Wal-Mart and other private sector companies, sitting around the table drafting, deliberating and approving model legislation for our states and our country -  “model legislation” such as the “Supermajority Act Act”.

Over 2,000 members of State Legislators belong to ALEC. 
84 members of the US House and Senate are “Alumni” of ALEC.

Please request the elimination of any and all state and federal funding for state or federal legislators to belong to ALEC, to attend ALEC events and to buy products or publications sold by ALEC.

Founded in 1973, ALEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes free-market principles through “model legislation,” developed by its public- and private-sector members in eight Task Forces:  (Source:   ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index - 2009 American Legislative Exchange Council)

ALEC Legislation - 2/3rds Majority for Tax Increases - Real Deal

Ever wonder where the legislation in your state came from
requiring a 2/3 majority to raise taxes?
It came from ALEC.
It is ALEC “model legislation” -  This is what happens when our legislators are sitting at the table with private sector companies – writing “model legislation” on taxation.

Source:   ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index - 2009 American Legislative Exchange Council

QUOTE
Supermajority Act: An ALEC Model Summary
Supermajority requirements are based on the premise that tax increases fuel excessive government spending. Therefore, to more effectively control the budgetary process, the ability to raise taxes or enact new taxes should be made as politically difficult as possible, require broad consensus, and be held to a high standard of accountability. This Act calls for a constitutional provision requiring all tax and license fee impositions and increases to be approved by two-thirds of all members of each House. It provides for an exemption if there are insufficient revenues to pay interest on the state’s debt.

Model Legislation
“An Act concurring in a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State relating to the imposition of taxes or license fees.”

WHEREAS, an amendment to the Constitution of the State was proposed in the (session number) Legislature, being Chapter (number), Volume (number), as follows: This Act may be cited as an amendment to the State Constitution relating to the imposition of taxes or license fees.

This Act may be cited as an amendment to the State Constitution relating to the imposition of taxes or license fees. Be it enacted by the Legislature (two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Article (number) of the Constitution of the state by adding a new Section thereto
as follows:
END OF DIRECT QUOTE

Source:   ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index - 2009 American Legislative Exchange Council


What can I say???
This is what happens when our legislators are sitting at the table with private sector companies – writing “model legislation” on taxation.
It speaks for itself.

I’d love to see all of the “ALEC Model Legislation” on taxation, and read them in their entirety…
   but ALEC’s “Model Legislation” is not available for public review or comment.
   Their “model legislation” in it’s entirety is on the password protected “members only” webpage.

Don't you see how inherently wrong this is?
This is WRONG!
This is NOT democracy!


As citizens we should not be paying legislators to participate in ALEC “educational” sessions with Coors, Koch, AT&T , Wal-Mart and other private sector companies, sitting around the table drafting, deliberating and approving model legislation for our states and our country -  “model legislation” such as the “Supermajority Act Act”.

Over 2,000 members of State Legislators belong to ALEC.  84 members of the US House and Senate are “Alumni” of ALEC.

Please request the elimination of any and all state and federal funding for state or federal legislators to belong to ALEC, to attend ALEC events and to buy products or publications sold by ALEC.

Founded in 1973, ALEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes free-market principles through “model legislation,” developed by its public- and private-sector members in eight Task Forces:  (Source:   ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index - 2009 American Legislative Exchange Council)

States to Corporations - “We are open for business.”

“We are open for business.”

Who has said this exact phrase in the past couple of months?
Scott Walker – WI
Rick Snyder – MI
Rick Scott - FL
Bobby Jindal – LA
Butch Otter – ID
John Kasich – OH
Mary Fallin – OK
Chris Gregoire - WA
Daniel Malloy - CT
Susan Martinez – NM
Jan Brewer – AZ
Sean Parnell – AK
Joe Manchin – WV
Mike Beebe – AR
Rick Perry – TX

this exact phrase
“We are open for business.”
What the hell?

My opinion - they mean it literally
How many of these same governors have said,
“We’re broke” to the people
And then
“We are open for business.” to corporations.

A sign at Wisconsin's rally yesterday.
Wisconsin - Open for Business.
Closed to Democracy

ALEC's Job Creation Act - Open the Yellow Pages.

ALEC’s Article  “Ideas to Create Jobs In States”
Inside ALEC | March 2010

DIRECT QUOTE  (p.18)
Presented here are some examples of ALEC model legislation, which can make your state more business-friendly and lead to job creation.

DIRECT QUOTE  (p.19)
Council on Efficient Government Act
This legislation, which is modeled after Governor Jeb Bush’s efforts in Florida, would create a council to outsource current government functions to the private sector. With the President’s stimulus bill, and increases in federal spending, we have seen a large increase in the number of government jobs.

Unfortunately, the private sector has lost millions of jobs since this recession began.  This act would help create private sector jobs and save taxpayers money. This legislation is nothing more then a simple yellow book test, which means if there are businesses in the yellow book that perform a job—the government doesn’t need to compete with them.
END DIRECT QUOTES

What can I say???
This is what happens when our legislators are sitting at the table with private sector companies – writing “model legislation” about job creation.
It speaks for itself.

I’d love to see all of the “ALEC Model Legislation” for job creation, and read them in their entirety…
         but ALEC’s “Model Legislation” is not available for public review or comment.
         Their “model legislation” in it’s entirety is on the password protected “members only” webpage.

Don't you see how inherently wrong this is?

Over 2,000 members of State Legislators belong to ALEC.  84 members of the US House and Senate are “Alumni” of ALEC.

Please request the elimination of any and all state and federal funding for state or federal legislators to belong to ALEC, to attend ALEC events and to buy products or publications sold by ALEC.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

ALEC Related PAC's - Who Gets Their $$$ - Part II

(This is entry #2 of a series of unknown number – I’ll keep going until I’m done)

From the ALEC webpage here is the current Private Sector Board

ΓΌ        Mr. W. Preston Baldwin, Centerpoint360 (2011 Chairman)
Private Enterprise Board Members (as of December 1, 2010)
1.       Ms. Sano Blocker, Energy Future Holdings
2.       Mr. Don Bohn, Johnson & Johnson
3.       Mr. Jeff Bond, PhRMA
4.       Mr. Bill Carmichael, American Bail Coalition
5.       Mr. Derek Crawford, Kraft Foods, Inc.
6.       Mr. John Del Giorno, GlaxoSmithKline
7.       Mr. Matt Echols, Coca-Cola Company
8.       Mr. Jim Epperson, Jr., AT&T Services, Inc.
9.       Mr. Michael Hubert, Pfizer Inc
10.    Ms. Teresa Jennings, Reed Elsevier, Inc.
11.    Mr. Ken Lane, DIAGEO
12.    Mr. Kelly Mader, Peabody Energy
13.    Mr. Bernie McKay, Intuit, Inc.
14.    Mr. Mike Morgan, Koch Industries, Inc.
15.    Mr. Kevin Murphy, ExxonMobil Corp.
16.    Mrs. Sandra Oliver, Bayer Corporation
17.    Mr. David Powers, Reynolds American Inc.
18.    Ms. Maggie Sans, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
19.    Mr. Russell Smoldon, Salt River Project
20.    Mr. Toby Spangler, Altria Client Services, Inc.
21.    Mr. Roland Spies, State Farm Insurance Co.
22.    Mr. Pat Thomas, United Parcel Service
23.    Mr. Jerry Watson, Chairman Emeritus

Due to time constraints - I put parameters on this project.  (I can get a little OCD sometimes, so I had to stop at six companies, rather than pulling all 24 – not enough?  Too bad!  Just picking those 6 ALEC Private Sector Board Member’s companies resulted in a spreadsheet with 2,764 lines of donations.)

“Political Action Committee (PAC) — A popular term for a political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special).”  (Source)
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacfaq.php 

I went to  www.congress.org  and pulled the PAC’s for each of the companies highlighted in red – shown above.  I pulled donations to candidates of more than $4,999, for the three election cycles of 2005 – 2010.

Below you will find the top ten winners in PAC money received from ALEC Private Sector Board Member Companies.

And – your US Legislative winners for the letter C are:
(Your list of US Legislative winners for Letters A&B is here)





Grand Total
NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board
$5,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$7,000
2007-2008
Bayer

$15,000
2007-2008
Koch

$11,000
2007-2008
Pfizer

$9,000
2007-2008
UPS

$15,000
2007-2008
Wal-Mart
$62,000

(Getting too close to a possible top position – President – Vice President)
(He didn’t get any attributable PAC money in 2009-2010.  They think they can fool the world – literally.)





Grand Total

NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board

$9,500
2005-2006
AT&T

$10,000
2005-2006
Koch

$14,000
2005-2006
UPS

$10,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$10,000
2007-2008
Koch

$9,500
2007-2008
UPS

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$5,000
2009-2010
UPS
$78,000


Is this guy REALLY a Democrat?? 



Grand Total
NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board
$7,500
2005-2006
AT&T

$17,500
2005-2006
Koch

$10,000
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

$10,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$8,500
2007-2008
Koch

$10,000
2007-2008
Wal-Mart

$6,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$10,000
2009-2010
Wal-Mart
$79,500


Is this guy REALLY a Democrat?? 



Grand Total

NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board

$7,500
2005-2006
AT&T

$10,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

$10,000
2005-2006
UPS

$5,500
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

$9,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$5,014
2007-2008
Pfizer

$8,000
2007-2008
UPS

$6,000
2007-2008
Wal-Mart

$7,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$8,000
2009-2010
Pfizer

$9,000
2009-2010
UPS
$85,014






Grand Total

NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board

$8,000
2005-2006
AT&T

$5,000
2005-2006
Koch

$10,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$7,500
2007-2008
Koch

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$6,000
2009-2010
Koch

$8,000
2005-2006
AT&T

$5,000
2005-2006
Koch

$10,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$7,500
2007-2008
Koch

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$6,000
2009-2010
Koch
$93,000


Is this guy REALLY a Democrat?? 



Grand Total

NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board

$7,000
2005-2006
AT&T

$9,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$6,500
2007-2008
Pfizer

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$7,000
2005-2006
AT&T

$9,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$6,500
2007-2008
Pfizer

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$7,000
2005-2006
AT&T

$9,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$6,500
2007-2008
Pfizer

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T
$97,500






Grand Total
NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board
$9,000
2005-2006
AT&T

$5,000
2005-2006
Koch

$5,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

$8,000
2005-2006
UPS

$10,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$10,000
2007-2008
Koch

$7,500
2007-2008
Pfizer

$10,000
2007-2008
UPS

$9,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$5,000
2009-2010
Koch

$7,000
2009-2010
Pfizer

$10,000
2009-2010
UPS

$10,000
2009-2010
Wal-Mart
$105,500






Grand Total

NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$5,000
2005-2006
Koch

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$5,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$5,000
2005-2006
UPS

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$10,000
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$15,000
2007-2008
AT&T

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$5,000
2007-2008
Koch

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$5,500
2007-2008
UPS

Cannon, Chris (R-UT)
$10,000
2007-2008
Wal-Mart

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$5,000
2005-2006
Koch

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$5,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$5,000
2005-2006
UPS

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$10,000
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$15,000
2007-2008
AT&T

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$5,000
2007-2008
Koch

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$5,500
2007-2008
UPS

Cannon, Christopher (R-UT)
$10,000
2007-2008
Wal-Mart
$121,000






Grand Total
NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board
$5,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

$9,000
2005-2006
UPS

$7,000
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

$7,500
2007-2008
Koch

$11,000
2007-2008
UPS

$5,500
2007-2008
Wal-Mart

$5,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$6,000
2009-2010
Bayer

$6,000
2009-2010
Koch

$7,500
2009-2010
UPS

$5,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

$9,000
2005-2006
UPS

$7,000
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

$7,500
2007-2008
Koch

$11,000
2007-2008
UPS

$5,500
2007-2008
Wal-Mart

$5,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$6,000
2009-2010
Bayer

$6,000
2009-2010
Koch

$7,500
2009-2010
UPS
$139,000






Grand Total
NAME
Amount
Election Cycle
PAC
ALEC Board
$10,500
2005-2006
AT&T

$8,000
2005-2006
Koch

$10,000
2005-2006
Pfizer

$5,000
2005-2006
UPS

$10,000
2005-2006
Wal-Mart

$10,000
2007-2008
AT&T

$9,075
2007-2008
Koch

$10,000
2007-2008
Pfizer

$14,800
2007-2008
UPS

$8,000
2007-2008
Wal-Mart

$10,000
2009-2010
AT&T

$7,000
2009-2010
Bayer

$10,000
2009-2010
Koch

$10,000
2009-2010
Pfizer

$10,000
2009-2010
UPS

$5,000
2009-2010
Wal-Mart
$147,375

(Like I said in two earlier entries – VA bend over and take the position – ALEC owns your ass.)

84 members of the US House and Senate are “Alumni” of ALEC.
Over 2,000 members of State Legislators belong to ALEC. 

Please request the elimination of any and all state and federal funding for state or federal legislators to belong to ALEC, to attend ALEC events and to buy products or publications sold by ALEC.