Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Blackwater --- We (the US Taxpayers -- yes, I pay Federal Taxes in the US) are paying for a very expensive private army to do the work that the American military can not. Out-sourcing in the most absurd manner EVER!! And, we are supporting OUR troops with low wages, cuts in benefits, and more time in the war zones...... while some pendejos make HUGE profits.
Nobody should profit from WAR!
Medical Insurance Companies --- I believe that all health care should be NON-profit. My health insurers (MESSA - when a teacher / Blue Cross - as a retiree) have always been non-profits. We should put people first -- not corporate profits.
When MESSA had "profits" the company expanded benefits for the education employees covered. That was -- until Michigan for-profit companies demanded that their State Legislators screw with MESSA. It didn't take much to convince anti-teacher anti-union State Representatives and State Senators to f*@k with hard working dedicated teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, and custodians.
Nobody should profit from injury and illness.