Guests on my June 10 DC Update radio show with Scott Draughon were Halt the Assault spokesman Brett McMahon and Mark Gerencser, co-author of Megacommunities. Hear them nationwide by archive via the My Technology Lawyer Radio network.
McMahon his group are free-market advocates on: Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)/ Card Check, Davis-Bacon Act/Prevailing Wage, Health Care Reform, Immigration Reform, Three Percent Tax Withholding, Union-Only Project Labor Agreements and Job Creation.
He focused on the unfairness of a federal bailout of a proposed union pension funds and the failure of labor to prevail in Tuesday’s Arkansas Senate primary against incumbent Democratic Agriculture Chair Blanche Lincoln.
Megacommunities introduces a radically new framework to solves today’s thorniest problems, such as hurricanes and global pandemics. Gerencser focused particularly on the case study of convening solution providers for Alzheimer’s disease into a group effort to share information on new drugs instead of marketing them individually. He said success is based on exclusion.
About Brett McMahon, ABC and Halt the Assault
Brett McMahon, vice president of the Maryland construction company Miller and Long, is an active member of the Association of Building Contractors (ABC) PAC and the Government Affairs Coordinating Committee. ABC (www.abc.org) is a national association representing 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 79 chapters across the United States. Recently, it helped found Halt the Assault, an advocacy body. Details.
About Mark Gerencser, Booz Allen Hamilton Brett McMahon and MegaCommunities
Mark Gerencser is senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. Headquartered in McLean, VA, it serves clients in defense, security as well as civil government agencies and ministries around the world. In 2009, he co-authored Megacommunities: How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today’s Global Challenges Together. It suggests solution models for problems too large for any one authority to solve alone.