Anna Scholl, joins Thom Hartmann in exposing ALEC - the American Legislative Exchange Council. In case you don't know what ALEC is - it's a far-rightwing organization that brings together corporate CEOs and lobbyists with elected lawmakers to come up with custom-made legislation that benefits anti-public school "reformers", big polluters, job out-sourcers, and banksters, and hurts unions, poor people, and voters. And apparently it's found a friend in Virginia. Gov. McDonnell and the VA General Assembly, where since 2007, over 50 different pieces of legislation have been introduced that are exact carbon copies of ALEC written legislation.
ALEC has apparently found another friend in power philanthropist Bill Gates whose foundation recently bestowed a $376,635 grant upon this right-wing political action and lobbying group.