ALEC meeting sparks support from governor, protests

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 26, 2012 1:19 p.m.

    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.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    July 26, 2012 11:38 a.m.

    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.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    July 26, 2012 4:07 a.m.

    ALEC is underwritten by special interests. You think they expect something in return?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    July 26, 2012 1:36 a.m.

    "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?"

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 25, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 25, 2012 8:56 p.m.

    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 it is.