Tuesday, September 4, 2012

CMD MUST READ - ALEC Tort Reform in Fitzwalkerstan

This is an amazingly important historical read.

PLEASE do not skim this article, it is too important.
PLEASE READ it, as it will educate you on the entire system of coordinated  nastiness known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  (And I will bet – there is stuff in this article YOU have never seen before).

On New Year’s weekend in 2011, many Wisconsinites were focused on the Badgers’ return to the Rose Bowl or whether the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions and get another shot to win the Super Bowl, but the incoming administration of Governor Scott Walker had other, bigger contests on its agenda. In mid-winter, while many in the state were worried about who would win or lose the big games, Walker’s team was preparing to change state law in numerous ways, including making it easier for corporations to win big cases and limit the damages paid if their products or practices kill of injure people in Wisconsin.


But the fact that changing the rights of citizens injured by corporations has not been shown to create jobs anywhere in the U.S. did not stop Walker and his allies from making such claims. Nor did it deter ALEC from putting out such spin in order to advance the desires of its corporate members to limit their legal liability even when they harm people -- here in Wisconsin and in other states across the country -- through one-size-fits-all legislation from the ALEC corporate bill mill.

READ the whole thing

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