It pays to be a member of the US corporatocracy

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The group Common Cause is out with a full list of corporate members belonging to the American Legislative Exchange Council – known as ALEC.

It turns out, the nation’s four largest oil companies – Shell, BP, Chevron, and ExxonMobil – are all members of ALEC – and sit on ALEC taskforces to write legislation to benefit their own interests – like eliminating EPA regulations and giving away public lands for drilling and fracking. These four oil corporations raked in a combined $30 billion in profits in just the first three months of this year.

If corporations like ExxonMobile are writing our laws – and not our elected representatives – then you can kiss American democracy as we know it – goodbye.

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Good job making the Bilderberg connection.

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Endgame

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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