Rick Perry's Texas: Dissecting Govern...

Rick Perry's Texas: Dissecting Governor's Touted Jobs 'Machine'

There are 4 comments on the WAPI-AM Birmingham story from Aug 21, 2011, titled Rick Perry's Texas: Dissecting Governor's Touted Jobs 'Machine'. In it, WAPI-AM Birmingham reports that:

One million. That's the number driving Rick Perry to the national stage. In his 10 years as governor, Perry has created 1 million new jobs in the Lone Star state, 40 percent of all jobs created in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#1 Aug 22, 2011
Oil State & Perry is associated with ALEC.

The Conservatives' ALEC Philosophy: Everything Related to Government Should Be Demonized, Starved or Privatized

Any force in civil society that contests the right of business to grab all social surplus, and to treat people like roadkill and the earth like a sewer, should be crushed.

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/151662/the_c...

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/h...
HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#2 Aug 22, 2011
ALEC Corporations

ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board.(ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,”“unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door. Learn more at ALECexposed.org .
This article contains the names of for-profit corporations, corporate trade groups, non-profit corporations, law firms and governmental groups that are known to be, or have been, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) members or supporters.
This is a partial list. You can add to it, if you cite your source.
Those groups known to be currently involved with ALEC, as of July 2011, appear in bold.

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HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#3 Aug 22, 2011
rethuglican

A Republican who gets into an elected seat and then proceeds to change the laws so each illegal act he or she makes is now legal.

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HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#4 Aug 22, 2011
The Conservatives' ALEC Philosophy: Everything Related to Government Should Be Demonized, Starved or Privatized

Any force in civil society that contests the right of business to grab all social surplus, and to treat people like roadkill and the earth like a sewer, should be crushed.

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/151662/the_c...

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/h...

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