Monday, July 27, 2015

Raleigh Lawmakers Want Taxpayers To Foot the Bill for Their San Diego Junket

So a bunch of our representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly put off their business finalizing a state budget and rushed off to the open bars in San Diego for the annual American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference, where billionaires spoon-feed pre-written legislation to idiot lawmakers who can't or won't think for themselves and wont or don't act for the benefit of their constituents instead of for the benefit of the billionaires.

In North Carolina, ALEC-inspired marching orders can be seen in the dismantling of environmental regs, in the narrowing of ballot access, and in such "tort reform" as the attempt to free pharmaceutical companies of liability if they should happen to kill or maim people.

Among several more Republican lawmakers who attended the ALEC conference this past weekend and haven't yet asked to have their travel expenses picked up by taxpayers, the following have put in requests for reimbursement:
Tim Moore, NC House Speaker
Rep. Hugh Blackwell of Burke County
Rep. John Fraley of Iredell County
Rep. Craig Horn of Union County
Sen. David Curtis of Gaston County
Pay for your own snake oil, gentlemen!

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