Trump has fired off several rounds of angry tweets assailing Bezos, including a potshot claiming that Amazon is ripping off the post office by underpaying for the millions of its packages that the postal services ships.
Iowa Senate hopeful Bob Quast may have been dethroned as the star of the craziest 2014 political ad. That honor may now belong to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) local 1776, a Pennsylvania union that represents wine and spirits workers in the state. A new ad paid for by the UFCW explains — […]
Watch this new video for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and you’ll see he’s just as passionate about so-called “school choice” as he was about shutting down the government. Conservatives have been touting the triumph of charter schools in New Orleans, where three-quarters of the schools have become charters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — […]
Social Security has already emerged as a major issue for the 2012 elections. A new study shows that most Americans approve of Social Security, but they would also support a more privatized system. A CNN/ORC International poll found: Eight in 10 Americans think Social Security has been good for the country, with 70 percent of […]
The problems and controversies surrounding the privatization of traditional government functions are well-documented, but those issues become even more severe when private companies are in charge of immigration detention facilities. These companies, exempt from the regulations and transparency required of government, have been responsible for numerous abuses — but they nonetheless turn massive profits. The […]
Truly bad ideas never die; they are recycled in Republican presidential primary campaigns. The example at hand is privatizing Social Security, a long-time obsession of the American right that briefly resurfaced at the beginning of George W. Bush’s second term, and then disappeared just as quickly after a brisk rejection by the public. Now that […]
There was concern that Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal would prevent Democrats from winning the messaging war on Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher (read: privatization) scheme. Apparently, even the salacious revelations couldn’t distract most Americans from imminent danger to their cherished social program: By a margin of 57 percent to 34 percent, poll respondents say they would […]