Detroit teachers speak on the struggle to defend education (neoliberal/privatization agenda to defund public education)
by Kate Randall, WSWS
US health insurance companies are preparing to seek substantial increases in Obamacare premiums, the Hill reported Monday. Citing big losses on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, many insurers will ask state insurance commissioners to approve double-digit hikes in ACA premiums and some may pull out of the market if they are not approved.
The planned premium hikes are a further exposure of the pro-corporate character of Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation. Both candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, have embraced the ACA as a supposedly progressive health care reform.
In reality, the ACA is designed to funnel increased profits to the private insurance companies. Under the law’s “individual mandate,” those without insurance through a government program or employer must obtain coverage offered by private insurers or pay a penalty. The insurers are demanding a hefty profit as the condition for their participation in the ACA marketplaces.
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by Scott Creighton
John goes on to voice support for Soros’ plan forcing EU nations to take in these refugees.
“Studies show an influx of immigrants into economies tend to raise wages for everyone else” John Oliver
Are you kidding? Is that a joke?
From Ukraine to Serbia, from Macedonia to #BlackLivesMatter, George Soros has a long, well-established history of using his “Open” Society influence to destabilize nations in preparation for some form of regime change which always ends up a profitable venture for the vulture capitalist.
The other day, George chimed in on the ongoing refugee ‘crisis’ via an OpEd for Project Syndicate, billed as a “global opinion” website. It’s a website where you have folks like Gordon Brown pushing the refugee “crisis” as justification for his global charter school scam, Henry Miller telling everyone to stop believing all those lying scientists when they say GMOs are bad for us and Richardo Housman telling us all we have nothing to fear from the IMF.
Mr. Soros’ contribution to the globalist agenda website gives all of us unwashed masses a clear look into his plan to solve the “crisis” currently facing the EU.
Essentially, what Mr. Regime Change Billionaire says in his 6-point plan is that the EU and other Westernized nations have to accept a universal asylum program which will take from the various nations their right to determine who enters their nation and how while also suggesting all of those nations take out trillions of dollars in various forms of loans in order to pay for the relocation of these individuals.
And oh yeah… he also says we should allow various corporations to become “sponsors” of these immigrants, ensuring they will all get an equitable piece of the cheap labor workforce.
Filed under: #BlackLivesMatter, Afghanistan, destabilization Campaign Syria, Fake Syrian Revolution, Fascism, fascism in America, Fascism², Global Free Market Wars, Globalization, Greater Kurdistan, Macedonia, Maidan Massacre, Neoliberalizing Syria, Public Private Partnership, Refugee "crisis", Scott Creighton, Soros Fascism, The ISIS Crisis, Ukraine Color revolution | 6 Comments »
Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund Asset Development Plan (Greek Privatization Plan) Leaked (PDF)
by Scott Creighton
The privatization plan concocted by the Troika’s International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank has been leaked online. It includes a vast array of nationally owned businesses, infrastructure and public services including:
- gas transmission systems (pipelines) (keep in mind: the Turkish Stream gas pipeline)
- golf courses
- shipping ports
- motorways (toll roads)
- oil refineries
- various “other real estate tenders” in Argos, Veroia, Stylinda, Kefalonia, Nafplion, Chalkidiki, Mesinia and Athens
- telecommunication services
- the public power service (electric services)
- public gas services
- the postal services
- and two water supply services
It’s called the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund Asset Development Plan (PDF) and essentially, it’s the selling off of nearly all of the potentially profitable government functions of Greece.
Filed under: Alexis Tsipras, class warfare, disaster capitalism, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, economic terrorism, Fascism, Fascism², Globalization, Greek Elections 2015, Greek referendum, Libertarians and Neoliberals, Neoliberalizing Greece, Public Private Partnership, Scott Creighton, Syriza, Yanis Varoufakis | 2 Comments »
by Scott Creighton
School didn’t have computers, a library or even cafeteria services and the money the for-profit school saved by cheating 181 kids out of a decent education, they apparently divided up among themselves when the gig was finally up in Orlando. Christ, according to their recent evaluation, they couldn’t even teach English!
When you think about charter schools, you think about someone trying to sell the “public/private partnership” in terms of saving taxpayers some money. It’s simply not true. It costs more per student to educate through a charter school system and most studies show the education they receive is rather substandard at best. No accountability, no morals.. the WalMartization of Education is at hand.
Filed under: Charter School Scam, class warfare, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, economic terrorism, Neoliberalizing America, Privatizing Public Education, Public Private Partnership, Scott Creighton, War on Public Education, war on the middle class | Tagged: Charter School Scam | 5 Comments »