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Figured it out finally Makes

Figured it out finally

Makes sense now at least.

Here are two links

First is to the man talked about in the Ron Paul alert. His name is Failor, Edward D.. He is the director(as is his son), of the Iowa Tax Relief..

Follow his steps back

""""Institution: American Legislative Exchange Council
Year: 2004
Person: Failor, Edward D (all roles)
Role: P E Secretary
Hrs/week: 1
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal code: 20036
Source: 990
Part V """"""

2004 he's part of american Legislative council

Here is info on that.

Established in 1973 by Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation, among others, ALEC's purpose is to reach out to state office holders. In the words of ALEC's executive director, Sam Brunelli:

"ALEC's goal is to ensure that these state legislators are so well informed, so well armed, that they can set the terms of the public policy debate, that they can change the agenda, that they can lead. This is the infrastructure that will reclaim the states for our movement."

ALEC has the financial support of more than 200 corporations including Coors, Amway, IBM, Ford, philip Morris, Exxon, Texaco and Shell Oil. William Bennett, Jack Kemp, John Sununu, and George Bush have all addressed ALEC sessions in recent years.

When ALEC began, it comprised only a handful of right-wing legislators; by 1991, it had grown into a clearinghouse of information for 2, 400 conservative officeholders in 50 states, almost one-third of the 7, 500 state legislators in the country. According to a representative of the National Council of State Legislatures, although ALEC has not substantially modified its right-wing position on what it considers to be its core issues, it has been successful in attracting more moderate legislative support by toning down its more extreme rhetoric.

Bill Berkowitz
April 15, 2002

Smart Alecs
"Corporate America's Trojan Horse in the States"
Bill Berkowitz writes about a new report on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released by Defenders of Wildlife and the Natural Resources Defense Council. Though ALEC claims to be nonpartisan, and is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, its core leadership is 85 percent Republican, and only one the 29 members of its board of directors is a Democrat. ALEC was founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich, who is currently head of the Free Congress Foundation.

The report suggests ALEC's real reason for being is the provide a conduit for powerful corporations to shape legislation that is then enacted into law by either naive or complicit state legislators across the country. In 1999-2000, for example, the report states that ALEC members - who are state legislators - sponsored 3, 100 pieces of legislation, more than 400 of which were passed into law.

Companies and industry organizations supporting ALEC's mission include Enron, Amoco, Chevron, Texaco, R.J. Reynolds, AT&T, the American Nuclear Energy Council, the Chlorine Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.

The study charges ALEC with "act[ing] as a conduit for special-interest legislation from corporations to key state legislators on issues that range from rolling back environmental and consumer protections to privatizing government services such as prisons and schools."

"The payments [from corporations] might be membership dues, fees to sit on nine industry-specific committees that approve 'model' bills, expenditures for lavish parties and entertainment, or 'scholarships' to pay for targeted legislators to attend ALEC's junket-like meetings."

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn