Walmart Food Stamps: The next time a conservative drones on about “entitlements”, remind them that Walmart survives on food stamps
ALEC or the American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization that yields tremendous power in American politics. They support conservative positions and help to shape and sometimes write legislation for our legislators. This video clip and the articles below it shed more light on ALEC. Please share this information.
Bruce Reilly: ALEC and for-profit prison lobbyists are fighting to stop the decriminalization of marijuana, to lengthen sentences, eliminate Good Time credits, curtail parole, incarcerate immigrants, maintain mandatory minimums, and increase Three Strikes laws because these efforts will increase their profits. But is this in the public’s best interest?
Seth Hoy: private prison corporations, who stand to make hundreds of millions in profits from the detention of immigrants, not only had a hand in drafting Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law, SB1070, but contributed millions to the bill’s cosponsors and continue to push the legislation in other states.