The People incur the full cost of the businesses operations above and beyond that reflected in the firm's operating expenses.
Deregulation is just a tool in efforts to concentrate wealth.
The Old Lady Benevolent and Protective Society noted in the evening news that an old lady in Miami, a mere slip of a lady, had her water shut off by the water company in Miami, Florida when she couldn't pay a bill they sent her for $933 for one month's usage. Because the meter was found to be functioning correctly, by the water company, they cut her off, as her $200 per month in social security income could not possibly cover the bill.
Water company workers suggested a leaky toilet was the problem, but the plumber said, "No way."
A new report alleges incidents of abuse at a Chicago psychiatric hospital owned by a for-profit company. Some staff members have abused or physically harmed patients and delayed in getting them medication at Hartgrove Hospital. The report was part of a six-month investigation done for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services by the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry, which also worked with the ACLU of Illinois to conduct reviews of local psychiatric hospitals as a result of a consent decree reached in the case of B.H. v.
It’s as if Solyndra never happened. The Obama Administration is giving $737 million to a Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve. PCG is an investment partner with SolarReserve. Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law happens to be the number two man at PCG.
Washingtin D.C. needs an enema.
Teaching the Role of Government in the 2012 Campaign
Hey, Thom! While listening to your third hour today, I got inspired to call the White House comment line re: your assertion that the country needs to have a conversation about the Commons and the role of government, including your question "Why even create a government at all?" The woman who took my comment got really excited and urged me to write to the White House AND the 2012 campaign office about it. Here's what I said:
Mr. Hartmann some time ago sent me a list of all the beneficial legislation (?) enacted by liberals. It started out something like: "...thank a liberal." If someone could send me this list again I would greatly appreciate it -- I need it for my Republican friends who think progressives are the devil!!