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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Knowing What I Know About ALEC - Breeds Paranoia

I have to admit that with all the research I do on ALEC I get a little paranoid when I hear something like this on the radio:
Mark Lachs: So while we want to protect older people to have freedom of decision-making around how they use their finances, I think we have to acknowledge legislatively, the impact of an aging population. And somehow, create a system that protects people from decision-making that's based on brain disease
Mark Lach is the Co-Chief – Department of Geriatrics
The Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, part of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Researching the Weill Cornell Medical I found this article in the NY Times (my emphasis)
A Harvard University researcher and professor with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry has been selected as the new dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, as Cornell University seeks to greatly expand its research programs and obtain more federal and private financing, college officials said Wednesday. The new dean, Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, 60, who has ties to the pharmaceutical giants Merck and Bristol-Myers...

The new dean, Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, 60, who has ties to the pharmaceutical giants Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb as well as to scientific and biotechnology companies, said she wanted to use her experience to forge partnerships with both the public and private sectors.

Sanford I. Weill, the former chairman of Citigroup who with his wife was the benefactor for whom the college was named in 1998, said Wednesday that Dr. Glimcher had come to his attention through a good friend, Jim Robinson, a co-founder of the technology venture-capital firm RRE Ventures and a former chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb and chairman and chief executive of American Express
Merck
Bristol Meyers Squibb
American Express
ALL ALEC members.

David Koch contributed $15 million to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

I am well aware of ALEC’s model legislation suggesting that seniors take out reverse mortgages to pay for long term care.

I am well aware of ALEC’s model legislation suggesting that seniors turn over their life insurance to pay for long-term care.

I am well aware of ALEC’s over-riding determination to make sure that senior’s money goes to private sector long-term care organizations that are members of ALEC.

Maybe ALEC is figuring out that what they want is not what seniors will voluntarily do – so they are trying another type of “model legislation” that we still don’t know about – maybe.

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit – as all they care about is writing legislation that benefits their corporate members.

Makes me wonder what American Legislative Exchange council (ALEC)  “model legislation” is being written that will establish “public-private sector advisory panels” who will set criteria to determine which seniors are “brain damaged” and require them to turn their money over to ALEC banksters.

This could give a whole new meaning to “death panels”, now the ALEC GOP could be looking at establishing “brain damaged panels” for approximately 76 million boomers who will be senior citizens.

Is this the end game of the Ryan Plan?

Paranoia?  Maybe – but knowing what I know about ALEC – maybe not.
But - ALEC Breeds Paranoia

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