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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Taco Ball and Obamacare.

You know, it never ceases to amaze me how parasitic capitalism has become.

Obamacare has spun an entirely new industry while boosting the profits of one more "philanthropist."

A couple of Obama's biggest "bundlers," fundraisers," have started a new "small business venture." Apparently just what Obama had in mind when he said he was going to help small business create jobs.

Well, this innovative bunch who supported Obamacare has launched a new small business, a consulting business, which for a handsome fee, teaches small businesses how to avoid getting out from under the "high cost of Obamacare."

One of their first clients was Taco Bell:

http://www.nationofchange.org/taco-bell-franchise-cuts-worker-hours-avoid-giving-them-health-coverage-under-obamacare-1357661958


But, wait; it is not only this consulting firm making big bucks from this scheme.

Check out who wrote this "expose."

"Scott Keyes is an investigative researcher for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund."

Notice; in this article there is no criticism at all of Obama and the Democrats who intentionally placed these loopholes in the legislation for the corporations to get out from under the "burden" of Obamacare.

The Center for American Progress was one of the leading organizations that cobbled together a coalition supporting Obamacare with the intent of derailing the single-payer universal health care movement--- an outfit which, under the guise of "liberalism" opposes any discussion about the need for a National Public Health Care System; an outfit which has advised the Physicians for a National Health Program that "private delivery of health services is required 'because the American people want their doctor-patient relationship to remain intact'" and they used red-baiting to drive the point home working through scumbags like Joel Clemmer of the Minnesota Progressive Democrats of America.

As an aside... this same coalition that was created to kill the single-payer movement and is trying to use red-baiting to stifle discussion about National Public Health Care; this coalition has now transformed and morphed itself into another coalition: Strengthen Social Security. Again with the Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation sitting in the background providing the direction--- or, more properly: the sell-out.

But wait; it gets even better... top executives of Taco Bell are contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's Inaugural Events just as they did to his election, and re-election, campaigns.

And how will Obama's die-hard supporters respond to all of this?

"Stop picking on the president."

Oh, and by the way; the legal consulting to these corporations seeking to evade paying health care benefits to employees is coming from one of the top attorneys from Brownstein-Hyatt-Farber-Schreck. Don't know who they are? Do a google search: "Frank Schreck and the Democratic Party;" "Brownstein and AIPAC."

Check this out:

Rob McKay (major Democrat donor, Taco Bell heir, and McKay Family Foundation President):

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/05/deep-pocketed-democratic-donors.html
McKay also bankrolls--- guess who? Yup; the Center for American Progress.

McKay is the guy who sucked SEIU into these so-called "living wage campaigns" pushing the poverty wage of ten dollars an hour as a way for businesses to evade union organizing campaigns. Here is a billionaire pushing a $10.00 an hour poverty wage off on workers as a "living wage" when $10.00 an hour has nothing at all to do with any cost of living factors... and his investments in Taco Bell will grow as management schemes to get out of paying health care costs!

And people fall for this shit.