Group: Super Administrators
Joined: Oct. 2003
Posted on: Dec. 01 2016,1:42 pm
(Self-Banished @ Nov. 12 2016,6:49 am)
I'm for privatization of as many government boondoggles as possible.
Every boondoggle I read about is due to privatization. Remember how private prisons like CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) were going to save money and do better, only to get far worse results and not save us anything.
IT for agencies: For over a year there was a news headline about Social Security's "IT Boondoggle." But very few read far enough to the part where it wasn't an agency problem, but the contractors like Lockheed Martin who were in charge of that IT contract who had cost overruns and they still weren't done.
Or how Medicare Part D using private prescription drug plans was going to save money instead of the government option. But after five or ten years they hadn't found a single year where the private plans weren't costing more than the government run ones.
Like I said, government boondoggles are nearly always a result of privatization. Privatization costs us more, which is strange because they produce lower standards. The private sector should stick to what it's good at, but public services like education and criminal justice aren't on that list.
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During Donald Trump's candidacy for president he repeatedly set himself apart from the Republican field by vowing to protect Social Security and Medicare.
Trump quote: "Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security. They want to do it on Medicare. They want to do it on Medicaid. And we can’t do that,” “It’s not fair to the people who have been paying in for years.”
Pence quote: Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Trump “made it very clear in the course of the campaign that we’re going to keep our promises in Social Security and Medicare.”
The Trump campaign promises not to cut Medicare seems to now be another flip-flop. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S Secretary of Health & Human Services will get his first Senate confirmation hearing on January 18. Price supports turning Medicare into a system of “premium support.” This nomination in-itself suggests Trump now supports efforts to cannibalize Medicare...
For you fence sitters the evidence of Trump's betrayal is evident.
-------------- History is no more than the lies agreed upon by the victors.
The Republicans are attempting to turn Medicare into voucher ripoff while Trump creates a noisy smoke screen..
H.R.707 - To amend the Social Security Act to improve choices available to Medicare eligible seniors by permitting them to elect (instead of regular Medicare benefits) to receive a voucher for a health savings account, for premiums for a high deductible health insurance plan, or both