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Praeger, health care groups urge Brownback to veto bill allowing state to take over Medicare

--- What Does ALEC Lobby For?
ALEC claims it “does not lobby in any state.”20 However, ALEC’s tactics and operations are strikingly similar to those of registered lobbyists with corporate benefactors.

Beyond distributing model legislation, ALEC provides its members with “issue alerts,” “talking points,” and “press release templates” expressing support or opposition to state legislation.

The organization tracks the status of its model bills in legislatures, and sends its employees to testify in support of its bills in state houses across the country.

--- Undercutting Health Care Reform

After the passage of health care reform, ALEC’s top priority has been to challenge the law by encouraging members to introduce bills that would prohibit the law’s insurance mandate.

ALEC’s Health and Human Services task force is led by representatives of PhRMA and Johnson & Johnson, and representatives of Bayer and GlaxoSmithKlein sit on ALEC’s board.

The group’s model bill, the “Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act,” has been introduced in forty-four states, and ALEC even released a “State Legislators Guide to Repealing ObamaCare” discussing a variety of model legislation including bills to partially privatize Medicaid and SCHIP.

The legislative guide utilizes ideas and information from pro-corporate groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Goldwater Institute, the James Madison Institute, the Cato Institute, the National Center for Policy Analysis and the National Federation of Independent Busi

--- http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec...

--- United States of ALEC
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

--- http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

--- http://thinkprogress.org/politics/201...

April 16, 2014 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins out-fundraising Wakefield

Koch political empire has donated $15,000 to Lynn Jenkins. Which designates Lynn Jenkins as a member of the ALEC Political Party. If Lynn Jenkins were not a member of the ALEC Political Party the Koch Political Empire would be funding a candidate also running under the guise "republican" against Lynn Jenkins. Which means every Koch Inspired organization, Wal-Mart family money and Karl Rove organizations are likely donating to Lynn Jenkins

AFP is of course part of the Koch Political Empire. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce is as well. And so is the national Chamber of Commerce. These in reality are NOT chambers of Commerce instead they became right wing PAC's during the Reagan/Bush years.

Jenkins out-fundraising Wakefield IS EVERY REASON TO VOTE MARGIE WAKEFIELD or consider ourselves duped again.

April 16, 2014 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Political analyst predicts Republicans will reclaim U.S. Senate

Sam Brownback is not a republican so are we saying the ALEC Political Party may be looking forward to some defeats. Music to my ears. Sam Brownback works for the Koch brothers’ political empire.

Meet Aegis Strategic, the latest affiliate of the Koch brothers’ political empire.

The consulting firm plans to handpick local, state, and federal candidates who share the
Kochs' free-market, limited-government agenda, and groom them to win elections. "We seek out electable advocates of the freedom and opportunity agenda who will be forceful at both the policy and political levels," the company notes on its website.

Aegis says it can manage every aspect of a campaign, including advertising, direct mail, social media, and fundraising.

Aegis' president is Jeff Crank, a two-time failed Republican congressional candidate who ran the Colorado chapter of Americans for Prosperity and served as the chief operating officer of the national organization. The firm's six-person staff boasts two others with connections to the Kochs.

The group's lead strategist is Karl Crow, a former project coordinator for the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, where he focused "on how political advocates for economic freedom are identified, trained, and promoted," according to his bio on Aegis' website.

Crow, who was scheduled to speak at an invite-only Koch donor summit in 2010 on the subject of voter mobilization, subsequently worked for Themis, the Koch brothers' voter microtargeting operation.

Brad Stevens, the former state director for Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska, is Aegis' director of candidate identification.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

April 16, 2014 at 7:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Political analyst predicts Republicans will reclaim U.S. Senate

Worker's taxes siphoned off by their bosses - http://www.jimhightower.com/node/7723...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Posted by Jim Hightower

Where is the $47 million tax dollars that belong to Kansas taxpayers?

My congratulations to workers in 16 states – from Kansas to Maine to Georgia, New Jersey to Colorado! Many of you will be thrilled to know that the income taxes deducted from your paychecks each month are going to a very worthy cause: your corporate boss.

April 16, 2014 at 7:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In new ad, group backing Brownback praises governor for school bill but doesn't mention repeal of teacher tenure

ALEC is a political party run by the Koch brothers’ political empire. It is far more than a PAC.

What the Koch brothers’ political empire has done over a long period of time is eliminate republicans from the republican party to be replaced by electable advocates of the Koch freedom and opportunity agenda who will be forceful at both the policy and political levels.

However to reveal their political aspirations would have doomed the Koch boys,Walton family and such forever. Their master plan has been centered around deception by way of monster misinformation sources. And big lies about anyone running against ALEC Party candidates even if the candidates were republican.

In essence the ALEC Party has been allowed to break the law by over throwing the republican party INSTEAD of applying for party status by way of the ballot system. Laws, regulations,rules
and such mean nothing to this group. To them the constitution,bill of rights etc etc etc are nothing but meaningless pieces of paper so I speculate.

United States of ALEC - Bill Moyers
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/2...

April 16, 2014 at 6:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Name the city’s new rec center

Yes KU will not allow city hall to use "Rock Chalk" . However I suggested they seek a waiver.

My suggestion was quite similar.

What's wrong with "Rock Chalk"?

"Let's do "Rock Chalk" tonight"

"Tonight there is basketball at "Rock Chalk"

Soccer at "Rock Chalk"…..

Work out at "Rock Chalk"

Rock Chalk is Lawrence without a doubt. People know and relate to "Rock Chalk".

Nothing wrong with "Rock Chalk".

"Rock Chalk" is easy to say,not pretentious and a Lawrence original.

April 16, 2014 at 5:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In new ad, group backing Brownback praises governor for school bill but doesn't mention repeal of teacher tenure

BEWARE!!!

Meet Aegis Strategic, the latest affiliate of the Koch brothers’ political empire.

The consulting firm plans to handpick local, state, and federal candidates who share the Kochs' free-market, limited-government agenda, and groom them to win elections. "We seek out electable advocates of the freedom and opportunity agenda who will be forceful at both the policy and political levels," the company notes on its website.

Aegis says it can manage every aspect of a campaign, including advertising, direct mail, social media, and fundraising.

Aegis' president is Jeff Crank, a two-time failed Republican congressional candidate who ran the Colorado chapter of Americans for Prosperity and served as the chief operating officer of the national organization. The firm's six-person staff boasts two others with connections to the Kochs.

The group's lead strategist is Karl Crow, a former project coordinator for the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, where he focused "on how political advocates for economic freedom are identified, trained, and promoted," according to his bio on Aegis' website.

Crow, who was scheduled to speak at an invite-only Koch donor summit in 2010 on the subject of voter mobilization, subsequently worked for Themis, the Koch brothers' voter microtargeting operation.

Brad Stevens, the former state director for Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska, is Aegis' director of candidate identification = right wing anti American with a touch of John Birch
Society.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/201...

April 16, 2014 at 5:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Buffalo Bob's Smokehouse to close after 37 years in business

Remember Paradise Cafe ……..

April 16, 2014 at 5:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU broadcaster David Lawrence to open West Lawrence sports restaurant and bar; update on Limestone pizza restaurant downtown

The 15th and Wakarusa strip mall has seen a lot of tenants come and go. Among them was a fine paint store.

I believe the liquor on the "east end" is doing well.

Another sports bar will be pulling customers from existing such operations in that area. Most every "bar" type establishment is a sports bar.

April 16, 2014 at 5:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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