Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Burton (IN-ALEC) - Conflict of interest, Nah!

Hell - if this doens't constitute some kind of conflict of interest - I have no idea what would.

[R58] Rep. Burton appointed to ALEC Financial Services Subcommittee

STATEHOUSE — The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has appointed State Representative Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) as co-chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee. This subcommittee is an advisory body to the larger Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force.

ALEC works at the state level to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government and federalism. This is done through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public.

“I feel honored to have been appointed to this position and I look forward to working with Paul Russinoff of Visa, who serves as the private sector co-chair,” said Rep. Burton. “This subcommittee is open to all members of the larger task force but typically, the members who are most interested and knowledgeable will attend.”

The Financial Services Subcommittee deals with matters related to the financial industry and insurance with the intent to design national legislation. Some of the issues they have covered in the past include the Dodd-Frank Act, homeowners’ insurance and mortgage licensing reciprocity. 

Rep. Burton is Chairman of the Financial Institutions Committee in the Indiana House of Representatives. He also serves on the Insurance Committee.
Well - Indiana - aren't you just a lucky bunch.

Here’s some recent legislation that VISA has written and taken to ALEC meetings:

Electronic Pay Choice Act” – Paul Russinoff, VISA
Motion to untable the model legislation; passed public sector unanimously; passed private sector unanimously. Bill Untabled.
Page 5 of 5
Motion to amend Line 13, Section 2.ii: strike “and” and insert “or” Motion to adopt the model legislation as amended; passed public sector with two dissenting votes; passed private sector unanimously. Bill Passed.

What does that bill do?
Gives your employer the right to require you to take your pay by ONLY by direct deposit or a VISA debit card - no more paychecks.

“Resolution in Support of Payroll Cards” – by Ms. Kate Viar, VISA
Motion to adopt the model resolution as amended; passed the public sector unanimously; passed the private sector unanimously; Resolution Passed.

The Resolution in Support of Payroll Cards.

Yep – one damn ALEC member introduces into law the Electronic Pay choice Act and then another ALEC member stands up two days later with a resolution supporting using electronic payroll cards and it looks like a f#cking majority – when in fact -  it is VISA legislation – of, by. for VISA Corporation.

Corporations writing legislation = Fascism, legislative members of the American Legislative Exchange Council = fascists.

No comments:

Post a Comment