'Don’t Mess With Texas, ALEC'

A Big Texas Unwelcome in Dallas
‘Don’t Mess with Texas, ALEC!’
By Michael King, 5:31PM, Tue. Jul. 29
http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2014-07-29/a-big-texas-unwelco...

“In response to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) holding its annual national convention in Dallas this year, a broad coalition of concerned central Texas residents and organizations named 'Don’t Mess With Texas, ALEC' will host a series of events geared toward exposing ALEC’s corrupt pay-to-play operation. ALEC, which receives funding from the Koch Brothers and their corporate allies, takes state politicians on lavish vacations to 5-star resorts around the country where they are wined and dined and attend cocktail parties with powerful corporate lobbyists. During these junkets, politicians collaborate with lobbyists and write bills that then get introduced around the country.
“Established in the 1970s, ALEC has historically maintained a low-profile. Yet in recent years, the after effects of its 'wining-and-dining' of state politicians and backroom deal practices have been felt all across the nation, leading to state legislation being passed that reflects the wants of huge corporate interests and not the needs of our families.

Conservative group Alec devises offshoot ACCE to lobby at local levels
As Republicans debate party future, aggressive ‘corporate dating service’ launches new group to push for conservative policies
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/alec-acce-lobby-local-tax-c...
From article:

"The new network, ACCE, will follow the same basic structure, with corporate lobbyists introduced through the organization to elected city and county council members with the aim of promoting policies advantageous to those companies. Big businesses are asked to pay up to $25,000 a year for the privilege of having such direct and intimate input into the legislative process."

And this!

"But Todd Grayson, a city council politician from Perrysburg, Ohio, who is a founding member of ACCE, said the ambition was to increase the efficiency of public services by learning about best practices from all over the country. Though he added: “Clearly, our goal in ACCE is limited government."
Who does Todd work for? Wined and dined http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/2365254181/

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6/19 Perrysburg City Councilperson Todd Grayson talks with Fred Lefevbre on WSPD
http://www.wspd.com/media/podcast-fred-lefebvre-podcasts-Fred/619-perrys...

Conservative group Alec devises offshoot ACCE to lobby at local levels
As Republicans debate party future, aggressive ‘corporate dating service’ launches new group to push for conservative policies
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/alec-acce-lobby-local-tax-c...
From Article:
"A similar emphasis is evident in the first agenda set for the new offshoot, with the distinction that ACCE hopes to influence elected officials in city and county councils while Alec has its sights largely set on state legislatures. An early draft of the agenda for today’s meeting revealingly listed ACCE’s very first workshop under the simple title: “Privatization” – though in the final version the wording had been sanitized into: “Effective Tools for Promoting Limited Government”.
AND THIS!!!
"But Todd Grayson, a city council politician from Perrysburg, Ohio, who is a founding member of ACCE, said the ambition was to increase the efficiency of public services by learning about best practices from all over the country. Though he added: “Clearly, our goal in ACCE is limited government.”

Welcome to Todd Grayson's Alice-in-Wonderland World
This is what happens when people don't pay attention.
Your local government may be taken away from you.
ALEC goes local. (Governing, June 2014)
http://paulsnewsline.blogspot.com/2014/07/welcome-to-todd-graysons-alice...

Also once regular WSPD contributor Wall Street Journal editorial board member Stephen Moore will be speaking at ALEC in Texas http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25267-alec-agenda-gutting-medicaid-pr...

So we see the evidence that WSPD is nothing more than a corporate shill promoting extreme right wing agendas cutting living wage jobs and shifting tax burdens away from their corporate masters on to the homeowners of Ohio. ALEC and ClearChannel go hand in hand. Fred is their paid mouthpiece.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Salsa or Guacamole?

Which do you prefer?

MikeyA

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is expanding its reach beyond the states to local governments.
http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-alec-goes-local.html
From article:
“It’s nice to have a group like this that can provide information to me as to how other people in other areas have done positive things in terms of reducing the size of government and the scope of government,” says Todd Grayson, a member of the Perrysburg, Ohio, City Council.
Grayson says in this way the group can act like “an ideal lobbyist,” filling the void left by the lack of staff -- and the ideas they might generate -- at the local level. “There’s nobody feeding you legislation,” he says. “There’s nobody feeding you ideas for legislation.”

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

arroz con pollo!

I've never been a Taco Bell fan but since they started the Dorito's shell taco I must admit I love them even more.

Interesting fact: Doritos were created by Disneyland!

MikeyA

While there this weekend I plan on hitting a couple of these places https://www.google.com/maps/search/mexican+restaurants+near+dallas+conve... I'll report back on the food later, but won't be able to say anything about the convention because of a vow of secrecy I take as a shill. Many of the convention seminars are held under the cone of silence.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I'm with Mr. Independent on this one. I'm in favor of both unlimited government and unlimited chips and salsa, with the cilanto mandate, of course.

Patience is a great virtue.

Democrats have politicized the cilantro debate already claiming that Tea Party opposition to cilantro is ethnically based and therefore racist. Throw in the import costs from China and you've got a real problem. The drought in California has also caused problems with the crop there.

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yeh, what i said

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