Reply to: The Two Faces of Janus: The Billionaires Behind the Supreme Court Case Poised to Dismantle Public Sector Unions
The ongoing assault on virtually the entire public sector will by definition result in the complete privatization or 'corporatization' of the U.S. government. In other words, the American public; the "We the people" the phrase so often touted by the GOP, will be totally disenfranchised from government and will no longer be part of the decision-making process, otherwise known as democracy, or self-government, which is what the Constitution is all about. For 30 years, Republicans have been touting the idea of "privatizing government and running it like a business," and now they are doing exactly that. The GOP likes to say that the word 'democracy' is not in the Constitution. But neither is the word 'capitalism' or 'corporation' or 'market' or any of the other ideas they would use to replace democracy. The founders could never foresee a future in which Americans were too stupid to understand that democracy is what the constitution is all about
Reply to: Koch Brothers Should Return $157 Million in Government Subsidies
The Koch's are self-righteous in their indignation as they go around preaching "holier than though" Amercanism. But in the final analysis they are just as greedy and despicable as any lowlife in our country, they just have a fatter wallet while they do it. Not to mention their pay no attention to the man behind the curtain routine as they pilfer American tax dollars is a pestilence on our nation. China has nothing to do with this or any of the other companies you mentioned because the KOCHs excel at their two faced game . BTW I'd rather be a liberal than a rapacious troll like the Kochs or for that matter a person like you who proudly defends their greed.
Reply to: Billionaire vs. Billionaire: Illinois Governors Race Breaking All State Campaign Finance Records
Reading stuff like this makes me want to vomit and this is why we no longer have a democracy. There is no way three extremely wealthy guys, who got rich taking other people's money, will ever help the 99%.
Reply to: Reform Groups Strongly Oppose Constitutional Convention
There are groups and people who would use their wealth to pay attendees of a Convention of States to assure that changes would be made to destroy our Constitution. George Soros, the ACLU, the Southern Law Poverty Center, the communist party, pro immigration organizations and those who wish to destroy our Second Amendment Rights are some of the groups who would fund the demise of our Constitution. They would pay attendees to eliminate our gun rights, eliminate freedom of speech, open our borders and implement socialism throughout our country. Our Constitution has worked well for us for over 200 years and it does not need to be changed but its provisions need to be adhered to. Our congress has stopped working for the American people and therein lies the problem. That problem will not be resolved by decimating our Constitution. If there is a Convention of States, there will be moles and special interest groups who will bribe the attendees to achieve their anti American evil agenda.
Reply to: "National School Choice Week" Fueled by Major Right-Wing Funders and Corporate Lobby Groups
People need to realize that for private profit schools are just that for private profit, and not for any student. There should not be private profit schools that use tax payer funds for the same reason of the founding of our nation, i.e. "there cannot be any taxation without representation." School board meetings of private profit schools are not open to the tax payer. Government provides for public institutions as a means of providing for and creating a higher civilization. Those who choose not to participate in those public institutions are not released from there obligation and participation in our nation and civilization of a civil society. Those who choose a private institution may freely do so, but without taxpayer representation there is no public funding. Those private institutions that accept public funding should expect to accept taxpayer representation, and no longer be private.