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What if they held a class war and nobody noticed? For decades, liberals and progressives have been bashed for conducting a "class war" every time they suggest that it would be appropriate for the extremely wealthy to shoulder a bit more of the burden of paying for government. Meanwhile, a swarm of far-right think-tanks and political action committees have been working tirelessly to promote the idea that taxes on the wealthy should be lowered further from their historic lows, and that entitlement programs such as social security and medicare are too expensive to sustain (and in any case, immoral). The latest attempts to delegitimize public employee unions are the logical next step in what genuinely appears to be the systematic dismantlement of the middle class. This blog will highlight some of the more extreme examples of this activity that may not always show up in your news feeds.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
File Under "Nobody Could Have Predicted..."
Ohio's wingnut governor John Kasich has big plans to privatize things in his state, such as turnpikes and prisons. Here is a story on the sketchy dealings associated with his plan to sell off five prisons. Punchline: the facts that his former chief-of-staff has been hired as a lobbyist in Ohio by Corrections Corporation of America (the largest firm in the burgeoning Prison-Industrial Complex) and that his chief of corrections is the former managing director of CCA are purely coincidental, and there is no reason to assume that CCA will end up with a sweetheart deal to buy some or all of these prisons. When it happens, everyone will express surprise, then shrug and say they didn't see that coming.
Posted by Arrik at 3/23/2011 12:34:00 PM