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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy TAX DAY all you Millionaires!

Good One!  This is exactly what all OCCUPY Demos should look like.
Happy, fun and PITHY!

These are the TAX DODGERS!
The TAX DODGERS

Singing their new rendition of Take me out to the TAX GAME!
outside the Trump Towers!

Take me out toTaxDay

Congratulations to all involved.
h/t @mollyknefel



Saturday, April 7, 2012

WISCONSIN's List of ALEC bought politicians.


HERE is link to ALL ALEC bought politicians. EG. They agree to write laws specifically to help CORPORATION 'people' only, not human Americans!   from  Link to List of ALEC POLITICANS  
Go find your state,  CA has 2 and NY only 4.

ALEC Politicians:
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 atALECexposed.org.
This is a partial list of politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. It also includes politicians who have been featured speakers or who have accepted awards at ALEC meetings. (If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)


Wisconsin Legislators with ALEC Ties .... SO WISCONSIN what are you gonna to about this? Why reelect any of them?

Assembly
  • Rep. Tyler August (R-32), ALEC International Relations Task Force/Federal Relations Working Group Task Force Member
  • Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-41), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate,Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Kathy Bernier (R-68), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
  • Rep. Mike Endsley (R-26), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Rep. Paul Farrow (R-98), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald (R-39), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member,
  • Rep. Mark Honadel (R-21)
  • Former Rep. Michael Huebsch (R), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member and former State Chairman[207]
  • Rep. Andre Jacque (R-2), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
  • Former Speaker Scott Jensen (R), ALEC Member[208]
  • Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-33), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. John Klenke (R-88), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Joseph Knilans (R-44), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Dan Knodl (R-24), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Alternate, Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Dean Knudson (R-30), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Bill Kramer (R-97), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Scott Krug (R-72), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Mike Kuglitsch, ALEC International Relations Task Force/Federal Relations Working Group Task ForceMember
  • Rep. Tom Larson (R-67), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Daniel LeMahieu (R-59), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-56), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-45), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Howard Marklein (R-51), ALEC Education Task Force Member
  • Former Rep. Phil Montgomery (R) (head of the Wisconsin Public Services Commission as of 2011)[20],Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Rep. Stephen Nass (R-31), Education Task Force Member
  • Rep. John Nygren (R-88), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member[209]
  • Rep. Warren Petryk (R-93), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Rep. Roger Rivard (R-750, ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Rep. Erik Severson (R-28), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
  • Rep. Jim Steineke (R-5), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Rep. Patricia Strachota (R-58), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
  • Rep. Scott Suder (R-69), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member and Co-chair of the Homeland Security Committee in 2007[210]
  • Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-52), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Travis Tranel (R-49), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Karl Van Roy (R-90), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member[20]
  • Rep. Robin Vos (R-63), ALEC State Chairman, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member, and attended 2011 ALEC annual meeting[211]
  • Rep. Chad Weininger (R-4), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
  • Rep. Evan Wynn (R-43), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate

Senate
  • Sen. Alberta Darling (R-8)[17], ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
  • Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-13), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member and former State Chairman
  • Sen. Pam Galloway (R-29), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
  • Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-20), ALEC Education Task Force Member, International Relations Task Force Member
  • Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-10)
  • Sen. Randy Hopper (legislator)|Randy B. Hopper]] (R-18), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member, International Relations Task Force Member, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task ForceAlternate, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
  • Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-32), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
  • Sen. Frank Lasee (R-1), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
  • Sen. Mary Lazich (R-28), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
  • Sen. Terry Moulton (R-23), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
  • Sen. Luther Olsen (R-14)
  • Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-5), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Co-chair
  • Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-21), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member[212], Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
  • Sen. Rich Zipperer (R-33), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Wisconsin Legislators With ALEC References in Blue Books
  • Sen. Donald K. Stitt (R) – State Chairman of ALEC (1987-1988), Member (1991-1992 and 1993-1994) (also State Chairman in 1986[213])
  • Rep. Susan B. Vergeront (R) – WI Chairperson (1989-1990 and maybe 1991-1992)
    • Task Force on Empowerment, Family and Urban Planning
    • ALEC Legislator of the year (1991)
  • Rep. Marc C. Duff (R) - (1991 – 1998)
  • Rep. Annette P. Williams (D) – America’s Outstanding State Legislator Award (1990)
  • Mary Lazich (R) – Member (1993 – 1998)
  • Timothy T. Hoven (R) – Member (1995-1998)
    • Task Force Commerce and Economic Development (1997-1998)
  • Michael D. Huebsch (R) – Member (1995-1996)* Huebsch was the state co-chairman in at least 2010 if not before, until he became an appointee of Governor Scott Walker in 2011
  • Mark A. Green (R) – State Chairman (1995-1998)
  • Jeffrey T. Plale (D) – Member (1997-2010)
  • Tommy Thompson (R) – Thomas Jefferson Award Winner (1991)
  • Neal J. Kedzie (R) – Member (1999-2010)
  • Jeff Fitzgerald (R) – Member (2001-2011)
  • Bonnie L. Ladwig (R) – Member (2001-2002)
  • Steve Wieckert (R) – Member (2003-2004)
  • Scott Walker (R) – Member (1995 – 1998)
  • Judith Klusman (R) – Member, Task Force on Telecommunications and Agriculture
  • David A. Zien (R) – Member (1995 – 1996)
  • Scott Suder (R) – Criminal Justice Task Force Co-Chair (2002-2004), Member (2002-2010)
  • Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)[214]

Wisconsin Legislators Mentioning ALEC in their Statements of Economic Interest

2011 Senate
  • Scott Fitgerald (R) - Received $1,529.93

2011 Assembly
  • Jeff Fitzgerald (R) - Received $1,329
  • Dan Knodl (R) - Received $2,000
  • Patricia Strachota (R) - Received $1,404
  • Robin Vos (R) - Received $? (No specific amount)

2010 Senate
  • Scott Fitzgerald (R) - Received $1,466.93

2010 Assembly
  • Scott Suder (R) - Received $1,200 from ALEC and $1,400 from the Heartland Institute
  • Michael Huebsch (R) - Received $2,000

2009 Assembly
  • Kitty Rhoades (R) - Received $575
  • Jeffery Stone (R) - Received $1,200
  • Scott Suder (R) - Received $2,200

Wisconsin Legislators Paying ALEC Membership Fees with Tax Dollars
  • Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Van Wanggard (R-Racine): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee): $100- 2/1/2011
  • Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau): $100 – 1/1/2011
  • Pam Galloway (R-Wausau): $100 – 1/1/2011
  • Glenn Grotham (R-West Bend): $100 – 1/1/2011
  • Frank Lasee (R): $200 – 1/1/2011
  • Alberta Darling (R-River Hills): $200 – 1/1/2009
  • Mike Ellis (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2009
  • Neal Kedzie (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2007
  • Mike Ellis (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2007
  • Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau): $200 – 1/1/2007[215]

References to Wisconsin ALEC Members in the Cap Times
From the Capital Times (2011):
“These days, a lot of it is health-related. ALEC, a strong believer in state's rights, federalism, and the free-market, is fighting federal health care reform tooth and nail. (It also opposes various state efforts to crack down on the health insurance industry and expand coverage.) Since 2005, 38 states have passed legislation crafted by its Health and Human Services Task Force, according to the ALEC guide. Wisconsin promises to soon be one of the star performers. 'There have been boilerplate bills that have similar characteristics to what has been passed here in Wisconsin,' Fitzgerald says. In December, he says, he and 20 to 30 other Wisconsin GOP lawmakers attended ALEC's national meeting Washington D.C. (emphasis added), where a key topic of study and conversation was federal health care reform. The 'State Legislators' Guide to Repealing Obamacare' was handed out at this meeting, and its model legislation discussed. 'A good example of that is a bill Joe Leibham is working on right now,' Fitzgerald says. "Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, and Rep. Robin Vos, R-Rochester, introduced the bill Fitzgerald is talking about on Thursday. The 'Health Care Freedom Amendment' would change the Wisconsin constitution to prohibit the government from forcing anyone to participate in any public or private health care or insurance program. The amendment is meant to block the implementation of federal health care reform.”[216]