International Journal of Inactivism — Mindless Link Propagation section

  • 05:53:21 pm on August 12, 2009 | 0

    This via Brian D:

    [The lobbyist group] Bonner & Associates has been working against change for much of its history, apparently. It has been hired to fight workplace smoking bans and lower prescription drug plans. It has also be caught defrauding the U.S. government in contracts. None of that prevented the coal industry from using the firm to carry out the recent forged grassroots letter campaign against the American Clean Energy and Security Act (a.k.a. Waxman-Markey) now before the Senate.

    And in comments:

    Icky interlink department:

    The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is pushing a “Hands Off My Healthcare” bus tour, to urge the public reject the gummint’s health care reforms.

    APF also ran a “Hot Air Tour” in 2008, claiming climate change was a myth. See this link to Sourcewatch http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Americans_for_Prosperity
    for more information.
    The APF’s press release was issued by Hamilton Strategies, LLC. APF claims it’s got the public’s health interests are heart — but has opposed smoking bans. Hamilton Strategies advertises itself as specializing in publicity for groups “whose goals are to point America toward traditional, biblical foundations.”

    Incestuous, ain’t it?

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