Privatized Services Cost Taxpayers More than Government Funded Services

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This article was created by editing down and rewording the articles that are linked throughout—Ed In 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services.  Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors * Health Care: Markups of 100%….1,000%….100,000% In his most …

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Are UA, PCC Students Being Taken in by Federal Loan Sharks?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The federal government, in collusion with universities and colleges both public and private, appears determined to resurrect an early American form of debt bondage for the benefit of its student population. This debt bondage, called “indentured servitude,” was prevalent in the 18th century and involved workers getting free transport to the American …

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A New Left-Right Alliance?

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On the 24th of July the U.S. House of Representatives voted on amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill. This amendment if passed would have denied funding for National Security Agency (NSA) programs which have been collecting meta-data on communications between and among United States citizens, including telephone and e-mail traffic. The vote …

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Who’s Your Daddy?

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The United States is often considered the first modern democracy, bringing a new form of government that spread across the world. Approaching the 250th anniversary of Independence the US faces a mountain of debt, wars across the globe, an environmental crisis and more guided by its elected leaders whose powers are limited …

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Market Based Health Insurance Solutions Won’t Work

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OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare”, does not adequately address the rising costs of healthcareand insurance. It retains the market-based insurance model responsible for a substantial portion of the rise in costs and does not have a long term plan to deal with our aging population. In fact, the …

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