Punt: ALEC's "Acceptable," If Lying, Responses

Punt: ALEC's "Acceptable," If Lying, Responses

Abby Zimet

Facing discomforting public scrutiny about the influence of its corporate lobbyists, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) sent its members helpful talking points - aka lies and distortions about what it does - suggesting how they could "navigate away from those tough questions" and get back to passing slimy laws that make them money, according to a memo obtained by Common Cause. They've also released a complete list of ALEC corporations, including four of the five major oil companies and a host of other household names: Johnson & Johson, State Farm, AT&T, AOL, Amazon and Yahoo.


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