The backlash against the American Legislative Exchange Council has now made it to the pages of the New York Times

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The Times editorial board took on ALEC as its members flee under pressure from several progressive organizations. On top of that – according to the group Progress Missouri – 30 pieces of legislation introduced in the Missouri General Assembly over the last decade were written by ALEC – and as many as 40 state lawmakers have financial ties to ALEC.

And we’ve seen similar numbers in several states across the nation. ALEC – which gets a huge chunk of its funding from the billionaire Koch brothers – has been undermining democracy for thirty years in the shadows – but now – in the face of grassroots activism – ALEC has been exposed for what it really is – a corporate political machine. Let’s keep up the pressure.

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How close do we let foreign corporations get to our political processes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diageo

Someone representing Diageo is a member of ALEC's Private Enterprise Board

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALEC

Damn I drink everything they bottle! Today might be a good day to start sniffing glue.

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Today many have had their eyes opened regarding the huge profits made off of what is commonly called the "Prison Industrial Complex." Suddenly awareness has turned from disbelief to anger as taxpayers realize the screwing private prison companies, their lobbyists and elected Legislators have been giving them for more than three decades now.

At the same time, the United States blasts China for the the use of prison slave labor, engaging in the same practice itself. Prison labor is a pot of gold. No strikes, union organizing, health benefits, unemployment insurance or workers' compensation to pay.

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First Columbia took on their drug lords, now they're taking on their billionaires...why can't we?

America’s billionaires are driving this nation’s poverty epidemic. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

As we speak, working-class Americans are getting screwed over by policies that favor the wealthy elite, and leave everyone else in the dust. As a result, more and more Americans are living in poverty.

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