Friday, September 22, 2017

ALEC's Vukmir says her principles of Limited Government and Free Markets led us to Foxconn???

Nothing says local like "model legislation" cranked out by ALEC:
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. In ALEC's own words, corporations have "a VOICE and a VOTE" on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state.
The biggest laugh? They're...:
...dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism
Who's the national chairperson of ALEC? Our own Republicans Sen. Leah Vukmir.

Vukmir's Free Market Corporate Welfare? Vukmir doesn't think twice about taking on Sen. Tammy Baldwin, all the while maintaining her position as ALEC's national chairperson. First off, you've got to be some kinda crazy to be given the chairmanship. With her connections to the Koch brothers and other big monied interests, "local" isn't quite the word I'd use!

On Upfront with Mike Gousha, after Vukmir glows about the outrageous corporate handout to Foxconn, she then effortlessly pushes ALEC's mission for limited government and free markets:
Vukmir: "And then of course Act be a part of this historic reform, that quite frankly laid the groundwork for all of the other reforms that we've been able to do, leading up to Foxconn today...I'm proud of my association with an organization that believes in limited government, free markets and federalism. Anyone who knows me those are the principles that got me elected."
Absolutely no self awareness at all. Vukmir supporters, are you catching on?

Here's Vukmir's press release that will blow your mind. This is what getting government out of the way means?


So do you want to elect ALEC Chairperson Vukmir to continue our slow decline, peppered with poisonous Republican solutions?

It's not just me trashing supply side ALEC garbage, conservative columnist Tom Still did too:

Wisconsin business columnist and conservative Tom Still took a look at ALEC's new state by state report "The 2016 ALEC-Laffer State Competiveness Index, named in part for supply-side economist Arthur Laffer," and courageously told the truth; the more we're like ALEC, the worse our state output becomes. 
The results of a 50-state index ... put Wisconsin in a positive light for selected economic inputs. The economic output picture painted by ALEC, however, was a bit more restrained.
ALEC's Miserable OUTPUT - Cause and Effect: Proof is in the ALEC report, as Tom Still explains:
When it came to measuring economic performance, however, ALEC looked at “outputs” that placed Wisconsin where other rankings often do – toward the bottom of the 50-state class.

Wisconsin’s overall economic performance rank of 41st included a ranking of 35th for growth in state domestic product for the 10 years ending in 2014; 40th for non-farm payroll employment during the same cycle; and 38th in absolute domestic migration ... (which) measures how many people are leaving or entering the state, the so-called “brain drain” phenomenon. It showed a net loss ofnearly 67,000 people over 10 years, with the peak coming in the recession year of 2010.

Economists on the political right and left ... generally believe there is a correlation between migration and economic prosperity. 

I couldn't pass this up...
recent story in Milwaukee Magazine by Matt Hrodey reports, fellow Republicans “sometimes called Vukmir ‘Nurse Ratchet’ … The Shepherd Express did a 2009 story entitled “Why Republicans Dislike Leah Vukmir,” complete with a cruel caricature that managed to make the attractive legislator look like a gorgon. Earlier that year Marc Eisen interviewed a range of Capitol insiders to pick the state’s best and worst legislators for Milwaukee Magazine and Vukmir made the list of the ten worst.
ALEC's Free Speech Legislation: This is perhaps the funniest and most revealing down-the-rabbit-hole double-speak yet:
The FORUM Act does not punish students for expressing themselves on campus—in fact, discipline is not even part of the model policy. The only “punishment” in the FORUM Act is in Section 9 that allows victims whose free speech rights have been violated to bring suit ... The FORUM Act protects speech. It does not punish speech.

Representative Taylor is wrong about the FORUM Act when she says it “punish[es] political speech and protesting on campus.”
Yea, Chris Taylor got it so wrong? 

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