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#47 Jun 24, 2013
So, some in China are waking up.
That means this "globalist" teabagger needs to move his operation to an even cheaper country.
#49 Jun 24, 2013
Because Reaganomics has always been a failure and brought the whole world to the brink of economic disaster.
Teabaggers want to put Reaganomics on steroids.
#51 Jun 24, 2013
As I stated before they are neither republicans, "conservative" or "patriots".
Inspired by Milton Friedman’s call for conservatives to “develop alternatives to existing policies [and] keep them alive and available,” ALEC’s model legislation reflects long-term goals: downsizing government, removing regulations on corporations and making it harder to hold the economically and politically powerful to account. Corporate donors retain veto power over the language, which is developed by the secretive task forces. The task forces cover issues from education to health policy. ALEC’s priorities for the 2011 session included bills to privatize education, break unions, deregulate major industries, pass voter ID laws and more. In states across the country they succeeded, with stacks of new laws signed by GOP governors like Ohio’s John Kasich and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, both ALEC alums
#52 Jun 24, 2013
ALEC gave the Kochs its Adam Smith Free Enterprise Award, and Koch Industries has been one of the select members of ALEC’s corporate board for almost twenty years. The company’s top lobbyist was once ALEC’s chairman. As a result, the Kochs have shaped legislation touching every state in the country. Like ideological venture capitalists, the Kochs have used ALEC as a way to invest in radical ideas and fertilize them with tons of cash.
Take environmental protections. The Kochs have a penchant for paying their way out of serious violations and coming out ahead. Helped by Koch Industries’ lobbying efforts, one of the first measures George W. Bush signed into law as governor of Texas was an ALEC model bill giving corporations immunity from penalties if they tell regulators about their own violation of environmental rules. Dozens of other ALEC bills would limit environmental regulations or litigation in ways that would benefit Koch.
ALEC’s model legislation reflects parts of the Kochs’ agenda that have little to do with oil profits. Long before ALEC started pushing taxpayer-subsidized school vouchers, for example, the Koch fortune was already underwriting attacks on public education. David Koch helped inject the idea of privatizing public schools into the national debate as a candidate for vice president in 1980. A cornerstone of the Libertarian Party platform, which he bankrolled, was the call for “educational tax credits to encourage alternatives to public education,” a plan to the right of Ronald Reagan. Several pieces of ALEC’s model legislation echo this plan.
Another David Koch project, Citizens for a Sound Economy—which launched the effort to repeal Glass-Steagall protections keeping banks from gambling in securities—helped fuel the fight for “free trade,” an unpopular policy in the 1980s. The North American Free Trade Agreement passed with help from CSE and its corporate allies. ALEC resolutions for state legislators have long supported such trade agreements in the face of local concerns about job losses, and today the Koch free-market fantasy is reflected in ALEC’s support for free trade pacts with Korea, Georgia, Colombia and other countries. On just about every issue taken on by Koch’s CSE, ALEC has provided legislative tools to carry them through to state legislatures, from privatizing “federal and state services and assets,” as CSE put it, to blocking common-sense caps on unlimited credit card interest rates.
#53 Jun 24, 2013
How is it that only Democrappers know what they are doing?
#54 Jun 24, 2013
Teabaggers have always loved cheap labor and they're the cheapest.
In this half of the world.
#55 Jun 24, 2013
At least Teabaggers will work, Democrappers only want a free Welfare check.
#57 Jun 25, 2013
Oh', the rebranding of repackaged republicans.
The only one's you're trying to fool are yourselves.
Teabaggers think painting vertical black stripes on a white dog, then proclaiming "it's a zebra" fools anyone?
Lipstick on a pig?
Poor rebranded, repackaged teabagger.
#58 Jun 25, 2013
Thanks to teabaggers, that's all some people are left with.
But keep that corporate welfare going.
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