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ALEC, a Tax-Exempt Group, Mixes Legislators and Lobbyists

ALEC, a Tax-Exempt Group, Mixes Legislators and Lobbyists | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The American Legislative Exchange Council, whose members include lawmakers and corporations, drafts legislation on which 1,000 bills introduced annually in state legislatures are based.
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Here is the type of Non-Profit groups that define their organization as a non-profit "social welfare" tax-deductible group the IRS was checking out. Who's welfare do you think this bunch looks after? Do any of us remember voting for the corporations behind this to wine and dine our elected officials tax-free?

 

 Would some of you all like to take them on a paid holiday to sale your business interest as a non-profit? Someone in DC should have been fired for not checking out what made these corporate non-profit lobbyists tax-free.

 

 And we should be checking out why ALEX and others are doing things we elected certain officials to do with the input “we” gave them as our LOCALLY elected (not multi-national elected) representatives that actually work for ALEC.

 

  If our policy makers are sub-contracting their job to so called Non-Profits we didn't elect to represent us and we our not represented in their ALEC organizations directly than it is time to fire those people we voted for that are hiring others to do their job. These groups lobby and fund campaigns of their selected officials to look after their own for-profit interest....not social welfare which is the type of non-profit they claim to be and the only type that is tax-free that I'm aware of.

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The growing smear campaign against Keith Ellison

The growing smear campaign against Keith Ellison | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
With the Democrats in disarray following President-Elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory, the horse-race for the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair is tense, messy, and potentially…
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Not familiar with Ellison but I do think we need to continue to develop a diverse unity and respect for diversity in our nation because I treasure the State Motto of my home state of Kentucky "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" I think that is so true that it should be our National Motto. I also believe the progressives have the best questions to find the best answers for our nation and the world. We need the progressive agenda to move forward with a dash of moderation to balance and challenge ideas to enhance clearness of purpose. The main goal that must happen first is what Lawerence Lessig and Bernie addressed and get rid of the corrupting influence of groups like ALEC and the corruption of money and the pay to play deals that undermine the interest of too many citizens and working class people.
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The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World?

The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
How Peter Navarro could lead us into a global depression—or worse.
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Jen Smyers | CWS

Jen Smyers | CWS | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jen Smyers serves as the director of policy and advocacy the for immigration and refugee program with Church World Service and has been with CWS for over ten years. In this position, Smyers meets with national and local policy makers to advocate for improved assistance for refugees resettled in the United States and humane immigration …
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Exclusive: Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion

Exclusive: Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work.
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Brat faces raucous crowd at town hall

Brat faces raucous crowd at town hall | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Rep. Dave Brat faced a raucous crowd Tuesday night at a town hall here in the outer edge of his district, where a majority of the room interrupted him with angry shouts and jeers.
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Iraq retakes Mosul airport against Islamic State

Iraq retakes Mosul airport against Islamic State | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Iraq's special forces joined a major assault that started earlier this week to drive the Islamic State from Iraq's second-largest city.
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Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As House speaker, John Boehner promised numerous times to repeal and replace Obamacare in full.
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Health, Pharmaceuticals, and Safety Net Programs - ALEC Exposed

Health, Pharmaceuticals, and Safety Net Programs - ALEC Exposed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Who is writing the GOP health care plan?
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Rename the GOP "ALEC" and face the fact ALEC runs them anyway so why not call a spade a "Spade". ... maybe they just don't want you to notice ALEC is run by people none of us vote for except by paying them with nearly all of every pay check.... Yes we pay these corporations for our phones, medical care, energy, house payment, car payment, food we buy, entertainment, heat and air, all loans unless it's from your own Relative....These companies must be overcharging us because they have managed to hoard much of our wealth into their owners pockets and have enough left over to buy up 29 states governments and several thousand of our mostly GOP law makers starting at the state level, moving them to the national level and now ALEC is reaching down to reach and corrupt officials at the city level. Get to know ALEC.
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The Movement Resisting Donald Trump Has A Name: The (Local) Democratic Party

The Movement Resisting Donald Trump Has A Name: The (Local) Democratic Party | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
While outside groups are getting the attention, local Democratic parties nationwide are seeing a surge of interest.
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CNN - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News

CNN - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Find the latest breaking news and information on the top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. For in-depth coverage, CNN provides special reports, video, audio, photo galleries, and interactive guides.
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Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood

Texas blocked from defunding Planned Parenthood | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Texas authorities who accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal body parts cannot withhold Medicaid money from the medical provider, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
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National Security Council spokesman quits CIA, writes scathing editorial in Washington Post

National Security Council spokesman quits CIA, writes scathing editorial in Washington Post | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Edward Price worked loyally for Bush and Obama, but Trump has been too troubling
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This could not be said any better!!!
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Syrian Oscar contender Khaled Kateeb barred from entering US

Syrian Oscar contender Khaled Kateeb barred from entering US | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The cinematographer, who worked on The White Helmets, was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Saturday, but was unable to obtain a visa waiver
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NYPD official tells Trump that 'nobody' will get deported for jumping turnstile

NYPD official tells Trump that 'nobody' will get deported for jumping turnstile | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner for legal affairs said Friday that jumping a subway turnstile—a minor offense—will not get you deported if you are an illegal immigrant.
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The leaked Republican plan to replace Obamacare, explained

The leaked Republican plan to replace Obamacare, explained | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There’s an important shift in conservative thinking in this latest iteration of repeal and replace.
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After The Gold Rush

After The Gold Rush | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Marie Brenner reports how, despite the split and the crumbling of Donald's empire, the reign of New York's self-created imperial couple isn’t over.
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Bannon Promises “the Deconstruction of the Administrative State”

Bannon Promises “the Deconstruction of the Administrative State” | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump's brain, who is known as Steve Bannon, said many ominous things yesterday when he spoke at CPAC. He promised a daily fight in the Trump battle to remake America into something different. Most ominous, he said the goal was "the deconstruction of the administrative state." What does this mean? No more environmental regulation? No…
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Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said all deportations will comply with human rights requirements and the U.S. legal system
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Under fire, GOP congressman calls for Trump tax returns

Under fire, GOP congressman calls for Trump tax returns | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Rep. Matt Gaetz surprised a roomful of angry protesters Thursday night when he called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
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George Clooney slams President Trump, Steve Bannon

George Clooney slams President Trump, Steve Bannon | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The actor also praised Meryl Streep’s speech during the Golden Globes.
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Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup

Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has told a local TV station authorities believe Russian security services were behind a plot to kill the country's then-prime minister and overthrow the government last October.
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Rare view of tunnels under border wall - CNN Video

Rare view of tunnels under border wall - CNN Video | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
CNN's Ed Lavandera gets a rare look at tunnels underneath the wall along the US-Mexico border.
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White House confirms adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump

White House confirms adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.
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Ernst runs into the anti-Trump resistance in rural Iowa

Ernst runs into the anti-Trump resistance in rural Iowa | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A rising star in the Senate Republican ranks ran into a mess in her home state Tuesday.
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