We see the fruits of the labors of ALEC in the more extreme measures coming from
our legislature. Such things as trying to destroy public schools, privatization
of prisons, attempts to take over Federal lands, destruction of labor unions,
and many other agendas that will be thoroughly detrimental to ordinary
Americans.Every American who cares for our nation needs to learn as
much as they can about the insidious aims of ALEC. We should all be alarmed.
We should all stand up against this organization that is fronted by the likes of
the Koch Brothers, Wall Street barons, health insurance giants, and corporate
influences that are doing their best to return the nation to the 19th Century
Gilded Age.ALEC is dangerous and needs to be exposed for the threat
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Cooke's uninformed class warfare criticism
of ALEC greatly diminishes my previous respect for the man.It is an
excellent idea for legislators to exchange ideas on what proposals seem to be
good policy, and those which do not work. And, bills that promote a healthy and
positive business climate, smaller government and low taxes benefit EVERY
citizen.If people want to find ideas that don't work, and make
things worse, they can always check with the local unemployed "Occupy
wherever" folks, or bankrupt places like California or Congress.We are much better working with ALEC, and I welcome them to Salt Lake City.
"National Right to Work Committee Vice President Greg Mourad, among the
exhibitors at the ALEC meeting,..." Would that be the National Right to
Bust Unions Committee?"
ALEC is underwritten by special interests. You think they expect something in
yes we rank high but 50% of our children live in poverty. at a time when the
rich are richer then ever. class warfare has always been here. and the upper
class is getting rid of the middle class fast. and health care costs go up to
the point that canadians are now wealther then the u.s.
DN Subscriber,Class warfare? Really? How is it that anytime anyone
doesn't agree with the wealthy elite of the American society it is class
warfare? I agree it is great for legislators across the county to get together
and talk about legislation. That "get together" should however not be
sponsored by ANYONE! You would be screaming at the top of your lungs if this
meeting were sponsored and legislation was proposed by the National Education
Association to be taken back to each state to push through, but because this
conference is funded by some of America's wealthiest people who propose
legislation to move their personal and corporate agenda you are ok with it.
Seems a bit hypocritical to me.