Are the Republications the Party of Large Corporate Government?
According to the following link:
"Republicans don't want smaller government, they want an Unelected Corporate Government that they can collude with outside the system of fair elections. The more successful they are at continuing to build this Large Corporate Government, the less voters will have a say in how schools are run, how prisons are run, or even how our most precious asset — our military — is run."
See #3 at http://crooksandliars.com/jill-w-klausen/3-things-democrats-should-immediate
1. It seems like this major corporate front group writes template legislation for Republican legislators for the benefit of large corporations.
2. Withdrawals from ALEC and ALEC's influence.
"The Coca-Cola Company announced last week it is withdrawing from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor. Shortly after Coke made its announcement, Pepsi, Kraft and Intuit followed suit."
"According to Open Secrets, ALEC’s 23 corporate board members have spent at least $400 million on lobbying expenditures from 2009 through 2011." “Much of these companies’ lobbying efforts have targeted the health care reform law signed by President Barack Obama last year, as well as environmental measures, such as bills that would block the [Environmental Protection Agency] from regulating greenhouse gases,” adds Open Secrets.
"ALEC also has at least one elected official from every state who serves as a “state chairman” and whose “duties shall include recruiting new members, working to ensure introduction of model legislation, ..."
Only one of these state representatives and senators was a Democrat.
3. ALEC associated with Voter ID and “Stand Your Ground” laws
Back to the question:
Are Republications the party of large corporate government? It seems they are and that ALEC is a major Republican tool for a large corporate government.