Just 10 multinational corporations control most consumer brands; which are on newly released list of ALEC members?


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@sonnylebythebay linked me to the above image, found at a French food blog here (via Grist), where they suggest that "the concentration of political power and the environmental irresponsibilities of these companies are cause for worry." 


Then there's this, via DefendWisconsin.org:

This 2011 list of corporations sitting on ALEC issue task forces, disclosed as part of the IRS whistleblower complaint, is available through Common Cause here. The full list of companies that have been involved in ALEC in recent years, updated with the new data, is available here through the Center for Media and Democracy. [...]

ALEC’s legislative portfolio combines an agenda that favors corporations over consumers and workers – lower corporate taxes, limited environmental protections, and the repeal of worker rights, along with the privatization of Social Security, Medicare, schools, prisons and other government institutions or services – with hot-button social issues.

It's just one big wealthy powerful greedy happy corporate family, isn't it?

Here is a list of corporations that have cut ties to ALEC. You can check them against the map above to see who's still hanging out with the snakes that are negatively influencing the way we live our lives.