Florida Rep. Rachel Burgin: “Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain!!!”
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is basically a “bill mill” that grinds out jillions of boilerplate “suggestions” for state legislators to pass into law. ALEC is funded by some of America’s largest corporations, and the laws they dictate to their stenographers, er, state legislators, are pushing the Corporate/Rightwing agenda. Voter suppression laws, union busting, gutting the safety net — if you like these laws that are being passed in lockstep throughout the red states, thank ALEC.
When state legislators receive their ALEC instructions for a new bill to pass, they’re usually discreet enough to change the wording just slightly. They don’t want it to be too blatant that they’re nothing more than a secretary taking dictation, or a prostitute following her john’s instructions right down to the kinkiest detail.
But now Florida Rep. Rachel Burgin has let the cat out of the bag. Yer Busted!
Last November she introduced a resolution calling for lower corporate taxes. It was another written command from ALEC (needless to say). The “resolution” she introduced was nothing more than a copy of the written ALEC instruction, and her Xeroxed “resolution” even included ALEC’s mission statement at the top of the page. DUUUHHH!!!
Open cookie jar, insert hand.
She realized her error and quickly withdrew the bill; and then reintroduced it with a new bill number (HM 717) and without that pesky ALEC mission statement.
Her little coverup-of-the-coverup managed to stay covered up until a week ago. Nice try.