The Problem: While the majority of Americans have been involved in the "wedge issues" of abortion, guns, gays, poor teachers, etc. the country has been taken away from them. The key to having any hope of regaining our democracy is these NotSee Americans to open their eyes and get actively involved. (If it isn't too late)

 

Outsourcing America

When Wall Street collapsed the economy in 2008, one company eager to buy public assets from cash-strapped governments proclaimed, "Desperate governments are our best customer!” Across the country, for-profit companies are engaged in a hostile takeover of our schools, roads, prisons, drinking water, and even government itself.

Those things American workers have built and continue to pay for will be given to a few "good old boys" while the American worker will continue to pay through their tax dollars.

The result will be poorer quality of life for the tax payer, poorer education for their children, poorer roads and infrastructure, more incarcerations in order to keep the beds filled, water shut offs, police protection insurance, fire protection insurance, increased property taxes in order to pay privatized businesses.

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The propaganda fed the US citizens is that "privatization" is less expensive and more efficient. Here's a list of our highest paid government workers:

  •  Ron Packard, K-12 Inc., is the highest paid "teacher" in the United States, having received in excess of $19,000,000.00 from 2009 - 2013. K-12's top executives were paid $21,300,000 in 2013. K-12 stole $730,800,000.00 from public schools while having only 28% of their student meeting state requirements.

  •  George Zoley, America’s highest paid "corrections officer" and CEO of private prison giant GEO Group. To help Zoley rake in $22,000,000.00 million in compensation between 2008 and 2012, GEO Group writes language into private prison contracts that force taxpayers to keep prisons full or else pay for empty beds (Holiday Inn would love this).

    But what do the for-profit prisons deliver for these big bucks? GEO’s cost-cutting measures were criticized for their relationship to inmate-on-inmate and guard-on-inmate (and vice-versa) violence, which are many times a result of inadequate training, low pay and high turnover of corrections staff and chronic understaffing. Further allegations of civil rights abuses resulted in hundreds of individual and class-action lawsuits brought against the company. The suits range from allegation of inmate death and abuse, excessive force, medical neglect as well as allegations of employment discrimination.

  • David Steiner, Waste Management, Inc., America's highest paid sanitation worker at over $45,000,000.00 from 2006 - 2011, while top executives combined for over $119,000,000.00 during the same time span. In 2012 Waste Management was paid approximately $7,000,000,000.00 in tax payer dollars. The company is fraught with illegalities.

  • Richard Montoni, Maximus, Inc., provides business services to the health and human services agencies (Chidrem's Health Insurnace Program (CHIP), Medicaid, Medicare, welfar-to-work and child support services). In the 2009  - 2013 time period Montoni received $19,000,000.00 in compensation, making him the highest paid "caseworker" in America. Maximus' top executives made a cumulative $49,000,000.00 in the same time period. Maximus has a history of improper billing, naturally, as most of these "privatized" scams do.

  • Nicholas Moore, Australian infrastructure firm Macquarie is America's highest paid "road worker" at $8,800,000.00 in 2013. Macquarie operates the Chicago Skyway, the Indiana Toll Road, and the Dulles Greenway in Virgina among others. It also has interests in Aquarian, a water-service provider in New England, and has investments in K-12, Inc.