Today while you are busting your butt to make ends meet and trying to figure out how you are going to make it ‘til payday – know that at the secretive, private ALEC meeting today – at 5pm, the Tax and Fiscal Task Force will be revising (note it is a revision - this ALEC resolution has been around for awhile) this ALEC resolution:
Resolution Urging Congress to Permanently Extend the Bush Tax Cuts*
This resolution encourages Congress to permanently extend the Bush Tax Cuts of 2001 and 2003. [Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.] Allowing these tax cuts to expire will undoubtedly slow the growth of the U.S. economy, and further harm America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace.
This should be a sign to all of us that the ALEC legislative members have no concern for the majority of their constituents
- they serve the corporations and those that own the corporations.
The very fact that they are ALEC legislative members should make every voter question the ALEC legislators commitment to “the public”.
When you have corporations writing ALEC legislation and resolutions - it's pretty safe to assume that the legislation/resolution will benefit the corporation and those who profit handsomely from the corporations.
And it's important to remember that 96 members of Congress are ALEC-ers.
(And most of them are probably at the secretive ALEC meeting today.)
In addition to protecting the top 1%
– today, there is another sinister subterfuge happening
behind the closed doors of the secretive ALEC meeting at the Hyatt in Washington DC.
Like the American Legislative Exchange Council, Grover Norquist’s ALEC member organization - Americans for Tax Reform is a nonprofit.
Today Grover is probably at the ALEC meeting, twisting the arms of state legislators – wielding his power over them in an effort to destroy state government services and “shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”
The Center to Protect Patients Rights ($4,189,000, mostly the Koch brothers) and Crossroads GPS ($4,000,000, Karl Rove’s group) contributed 66% of Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform budget in that year.
Americans for Tax Reform is an organization that proudly announces to legislators that if you don’t do what we want you to do – we will make sure you are primaried in the next election. And I guess when you have Koch and GPS money behind you, the threats may have some substance.
While Norquist and his minions are scaring/threatening ALEC state legislators, behind closed doors, at the secretive meeting of the American Legislative Exchange meeting at the Hyatt in DC, into doing the will of Norquist/Koch/Rove,
– giving them government killing tax legislation to bring back to their state legislatures,
– while at the same time giving more and more to the 1%
As citizens we should be at home today spending this time figuring how to get ALEC legislators out of public office - because the actions of ALEC legislators show that they don’t care about the majority of the “public” that they are supposed to be serving.