The people must demand a federal bipartisan investigation, preferably by the IRS or attorney general, into the “corporate bill mill” called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This insidious tax-exempt (registered as a charity with the IRS), is actually a lobbyist organization and a front for diverting tax dollars to corporations on a mission to remake America through self-serving laws state by state.
Two-thirds of Republicans are members as well as the boards of corporations, like those owned by the Koch brothers and oil companies, too numerous to name.
Republicans claim this organization is bipartisan. This group has financially sponsored/indoctrinated most tea-party candidates like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona.
It is responsible for their state legislatures initiating bills and laws whose names sound innocuous, though their intentions are not: “Right To Work,” “Stand Your Ground,” “Voter ID” “tort reform.” It’s also responsible for weakening environmental and banking laws.
Working middle-class Americans, beware: Because of our politicians’ increasing allegiance to lobbyists, like Grover Norquist, ALEC, and others, they are not enacting laws that promote the people’s interests.
Petition the president and Congress to investigate ALEC now, or we will suffer the consequences later.
Anna Pylant, Miramar