The ALEC lies don't get much better than this.
Corporations and Corporate Associations writing ALEC legislation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31- The International Franchise Association today applauded the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for adopting as official policy a Resolution on the Misapplication of Employee Classification Laws, recognizing that business format franchising is a major contributor to the United States economy and that franchising is a contractual business relationship, not akin to an employment relationship.
The resolution originated in ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force and passed at the 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. It was approved by unanimous vote at the ALEC Legislative Board meeting. ALEC previously weighed in on franchising, when in 1996 the group adopted a policy highlighting the negative effects of franchise relationship laws that were being considered by several states at the time.Comprised of individual state legislators of both political parties, ALEC's mission is to "advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty."
The resolution originated in ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force BY THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
And then a month later - a state legislator got to degrade and disgrace themselves by reporting on the fact that a corporate association had introduced legislation.
Comprised of individual state legislators of both political parties, AND CORPORATIONS, CORPORATE ASSOCIATIONS AND TRADE ORGANIZATIONS.