Sunday, May 6, 2012

ALEC's "Tools" Play a Shell Game on the US

I am seeing too many hits on the web that emphasize this phrase;
We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force
This is a phrase taken from this ALEC press release of April 17th
   and while it may be factual in phrasing – it IS A HORRIFIC LIE IN INTENT.

The phrase was taken from this ALEC press release:
ALEC Sharpens Focus on Jobs, Free Markets and Growth — Announces the End of the Task Force that Dealt with Non-Economic Issues

(Washington, D.C.) April 17, 2012—David Frizzell, Indiana State Representative and 2012 National Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement today on behalf of ALEC’s Legislative Board of Directors:

“Today we are redoubling our efforts on the economic front, a priority that has been the hallmark of our organization for decades. Fostering the exchange of pro-growth, solutions-oriented ideas is precisely why ALEC exists.

“To that end, our legislative board last week unanimously agreed to further our work on policies that will help spur innovation and competitiveness across the country.

“We are refocusing our commitment to free-market, limited government and pro-growth principles, and have made changes internally to reflect this renewed focus.

“We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force that dealt with non-economic issues, and reinvesting these resources in the task forces that focus on the economy. The remaining budgetary and economic issues will be reassigned.

“While we recognize there are other critical, non-economic issues that are vitally important to millions of Americans, we believe we must concentrate on initiatives that spur competitiveness and innovation and put more Americans back to work.

“Our free-market, limited government, pro-growth policies are the reason ALEC enjoys the support of legislators on both sides of the aisle and in all 50 states. ALEC members are interested in solutions that put the American economy back on track. This is our mission, and it is what distinguishes us.”

This is another ALEC shell game – another “now you see it, now you don’t" move by ALEC.

They may have eliminated “THE TASK FORCE”
– but they moved all the responsibilities of that task force
– the nasty gun ALEC “model” legislation and the nasty voter ID issues TO OTHER TASK FORCES.

ALEC is being disingenuous with the press.
ALEC is intentionally misleading the press.
The media is eating up the mea culpa, mea culpa.
The media is repeating this ALEC lie, over and over and over again.

And that fact was brought to life in this interview (my emphasis):

Republican State Rep. Jerry Madden of Texas chairs the Public Safety Task Force and although he is disappointed the committee is disbanding, he said many of the issues will be transferred to other committees.

"ALEC's decision won't impact the important issues we've worked on," Madden told The Christian Post.

ALEC has expert skills – honed over 39 years - on how to be a political con-artist.
ALEC has been a secretive organzation - hiding their members and their legislation for over 39 years.
ALEC is no better than a common typical street scam artist.
ALEC is an organization of politically charged “flim flam” men and women.
Every ALEC legislative member is kinda like “a tool” -- the member of a pickpocketing gang.
The poor ol' neglected states legislators are the perfect fodder for the Fagins and Artful Dodgers that run ALEC.

To continue the scam metaphor - you could think in terms like this:
  • ALEC is using the “five finger legislator discount” to take away your rights!
  • ALEC is using the “bait and switch” to give your rights and your country to the ALEC corporate profit sector members.
  • ALEC is “pick-pocketing” the citizens of the US by taking public dollars and redistributing YOUR tax dollars to the ALEC profit sector through ALEC legislation.
  • America is getting “jacked” by ALEC.
  • ALEC is trying to “hoist” the American democratic republic based on representation of, by, and for the people and replace it with representation of, by, and for the corporations.
  • ALEC is “pilfering” the assets of the states and turning them over to the ALEC corporate profit sector members

Don’t be the chump America.
Don’t blink your eyes while the ALEC scam artists are moving the shells and cards around.
Don’t get taken America.
Don’t be the fool.

If you blink,  you will be the victim of ALEC's horrendous anti-democracy policies and philosophies.
With ALEC – what you think you see IS NOT what you will get.

Destroy ALEC!

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