Thursday, December 1, 2011

Very few Occupiers show up to protest ALEC; stumped by National Debt Relief Amendment

North Dakota State Senator Curtis Olafson had a little fun with the Occupy protesters this week at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) annual conference in Scottsdale. Only about 50 protesters showed up yesterday (many shipped in from out of town) and today there was only one lone protester, pictured below. Olafson is trying to get a Constitutional amendment passed to the U.S. Constitution that would require a majority of state legislatures to approve any increase in the federal debt. The Occupiers are ostensibly angry at the federal government's spending and bank bailouts. So Olafson approached a few of them and asked them what they thought about the proposal. The Occupiers had no response, they were completely confused! Why are they protesting ALEC if ALEC's legislators are proposing legislation that would restrict the runaway federal government spending? He walked away with them scratching their heads....

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