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Thom Hartmann: The Secrets of ALEC Exposed

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Published on Jul 21, 2011

Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy joins Thom Hartmann. Meet the American Legislative Exchange Council - a corporate-funded right wing organization in charge of writing custom-made legislation to spread to Republican lawmakers across the country to push in their respective state legislatures - or in Congress itself. One of ALEC's hottest items - amendments that require super-majorities to pass any new tax increases. Already 16 states around the country have fallen victim to this supermajority rule including Arizona, California, and Colorado - and are now handcuffed by it when they are trying to close their respective budget gaps. So is that what ALEC is trying to do in Congress - deliver the death blow to our federal government's finances?

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