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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:10 PM

State conservative groups plan US-wide assault on education, health and tax

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Source: The Guardian

Conservative groups across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers' compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.

The strategy for the state-level organisations, which describe themselves as "free-market thinktanks", includes proposals from six different states for cuts in public sector pensions, campaigns to reduce the wages of government workers and eliminate income taxes, school voucher schemes to counter public education, opposition to Medicaid, and a campaign against regional efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

The policy goals are contained in a set of funding proposals obtained by the Guardian. The proposals were co-ordinated by the State Policy Network, an alliance of groups that act as incubators of conservative strategy at state level.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/state-conservative-groups-assault-education-health-tax



More of the same coming at us from the same old dinosaurs. As we gear up for 2014 it's time to fight harder than ever.

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go west young man Dec 2013 OP
moxybug Dec 2013 #1
kelliekat44 Dec 2013 #2
billh58 Dec 2013 #3
go west young man Dec 2013 #6
Baitball Blogger Dec 2013 #4
jaysunb Dec 2013 #5
Phlem Dec 2013 #7
blkmusclmachine Dec 2013 #9
Phlem Dec 2013 #10
eShirl Dec 2013 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2013 #11
riversedge Dec 2013 #12

Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:14 PM

1. Well they are certainly an assault on intellegence.

 

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:26 PM

2. Link is not working. ... nt

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Response to billh58 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 04:04 PM

6. Thanks. :)

Sorry about that.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:31 PM

4. Well, Florida will be the first to fall.

Those groups have already infiltrated our legislature, no thanks to the local papers.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:51 PM

5. My only question is, why ?

This borders on evil.

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 04:11 PM

7. yes it does.

You've just answered your own question.

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Response to Phlem (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 06:58 PM

9. Too many Christian Dominionists in the Government. Bottom line with those ppl: everybody has to die

before their Gawd can come back. They are the New Nazis, draped in the flag and bearing a cross.

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:22 PM

10. Spot on!



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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 05:06 PM

8. was just reading about this in Maine

Washington County residents have mixed reactions to plan to eliminate taxes
Maine's poorest county has struggled for years, and some wonder whether the FreeME proposal from the Maine Heritage Policy Center is the answer to overcoming poverty and boosting population.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Mainers-in-Washington-County-have-mixed-reactions-to-FreeME-plan-to-eliminate-taxes.html

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:23 PM

11. Well they feel threatened by people who are intelligent.

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Response to go west young man (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:26 PM

12. supprised wisconsin not

listed. Then again we already have Repug dominated Legislature, AG, Ultrasound Gov Walker and Supreme Court. Lots of damage these past few years and more to come with the gerrymandering that was done.

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