NONE OF IT HAS ANY BASIS IN TRUTH REGARDING GOOD POLICY AND MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS!!!!! IT IS ALL PURELY PROPAGANDA!!!!
Today I want to look at how this approach ------the New Economy------has actually taken all aspects of of public discussion from the people AND I WANT TO STRESS THAT IT IS THIRD WAY CORPORATE DEMOCRATS THAT ARE DOING IT.
VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!
Look at the health care debate to see how the globalization group has already made health care a global business and how this is having no influence in bringing health care costs down.....just as with all global products, the costs become fixed at the highest market value.
Look at education reform as these Third Way corporate pols move forward with marketing education businesses and designing education technology to cheapen education costs. What kinds of dialog have the communities had in this major transition? NONE.....THESE POLICIES ARE THE MAKING OF ELITE UNIVERSITIES AND CORPORATE THINK TANKS.
The American people need to shout out against this loss of power that is democracy......WE NEED TO LISTEN TO THOSE CANDIDATES WHO WILL SHOUT OUT AGAINST THIS NON-PROFIT INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX!
RUN AND VOTE FOR LABOR AND JUSTICE NEXT ELECTIONS!!!!
The Affordable Care Act is all about making global health corporations that will be driven by profit and as unaccountable as Wall Street. This article makes it sound like Hopkins is helping a nation in need. Hopkins leads the nation in moving third world immigrants into the US to work in health care at below minimum wage and extremely exploited conditions. They train these workers overseas....as with the Philippines and then send these new professions who should be working in their own countries to America where they are connected to national health chains. Does this exploitation help you and I? No, it maximizes profit in the health industry and brings down US wages.
WE LOVE IMMIGRANTS.......HATE EXPLOITATION!!!
Hopkins Enters Into Agreement With Peruvian Hospitals
By Andrea K. Walker 1:28 p.m. EST, February 13, 2013
John Hopkins Medicine International entered into a collaboration with a network of Peruvian hospitals in an effort to improve medical services in the area.
The deal with Pacífico S.A. Entidad Prestadora de Salud also includes making improvements at an oncology clinic, clinical and pathology laboratories and outpatient centers that have recently been acquired by Pacífico Salud.
One of the main goals of the partnership will be accreditation of the hospitals. The organizations will also work on strengthening patient safety, operation and the infrastructure for delivering care.
“This important endeavor is designed to raise the quality of health care services across a vast and committed corps of caregivers,” Steven J. Thompson, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, said in a statement.
What Third Way corporate democrats are trying to do is create a quasi-governmental to parallel and usurp our existing government. These are the Private Non-Profits that make up what we now call the non-profit industrial complex. They are NGOs just as in third world countries only they are now here in America taking us to this third world status. In Baltimore every public policy issue has a private non-profit advocating for the issue and it is staffed with establishment leadership that then steers the issue how it wants to go.
These 'Gifting' non-profits are made to allow the rich and corporations to 'donate' their money in lieu of paying taxes to whatever cause they want and then these same rich and corporations write the policy on that issue. So, the government is starved of funds and cannot move any policy forward as these quasi-governmental groups are funded in full and create all of the public policy.......you and I are completely sidelined.....but we still get to pay all the tax to 'partner' in whatever public policy these guys choose. I AM TOLD OVER AND AGAIN FROM THESE 1%.....WE KNOW BEST!
The growing reliance on private money to fund public education
Posted on August 15, 2011 New York Times
Back in early August a group of private donors, led by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, donated $1.5 million in private funding that will allow students across the state to take the New York State Education Department Regents Exams in January 2012.
This idea of private philanthropists stepping in to help SED meet its responsibility to students has raised eyebrows across the state. On the one hand, there are some who argue that private monies already fund most education in New York — in the form of school taxes. On the other, there is a growing concern that private donors are using philanthropy in a way that pressures government to follow their public policy agendas.
“Regents Pay a Political Price for Their Free Advisers, Dissenters Warn,” an article in today’s New York Times, outlines concerns about New York’s privately funded Regents Fellows program and the role these “free” advisers will play in determining education policy.
Do you think the Fellows program is “a way to add resources and expertise at a time of severe budget cutting” as Chancellor Tisch says? Or should New Yorkers be concerned that the majority of the funding for the program seems to come from folks that are viewed by many in the education reform movement to be advancing an agenda of high-stakes testing and charter schools?
It looks like De Jong and OrgCode may be one of those private non-profits that exist to capture a progressive issue and move it in the direction the establishment wants it to go and not the rank and file. This is what Maryland Non-profit et all is about. So the establishment create an organization, let's take Johns Hopkins and its creation Health Care for All. Since Hopkins does not want public options or universal care......it is pure profit maximization for the health industry....it creates Health Care for All and puts its own people in leadership positions and then they make sure that the issue is handled the way Hopkins wants it. In the case of Health Care for All......private health systems that decide what care will be available to the people in order to maintain business profits. The result is Health Enterprise Zones that will establish a public health checkup system for almost all of Maryland residents as most will not be able to afford private health insurance. How better to make health care profitable than to make access impossible for most.
It appears that is the case here with the OrgCode and De Jong. He was brought in to lead this homeless effort and took it where the establishment wanted it......we know they are working hard to move the working-class and poor out of the city center......breaking all equal protection laws to do it....so there wouldn't be any housing in the plan.
Tensions High at Meeting for Homeless Plan February 15, 2013 WYPR
Five years ago, then Mayor Sheila Dixon announced a ten year plan to end homelessness in Baltimore. At the halfway point, folks working on “The Journey Home” as it’s now called - brought in a consulting firm to give that plan a face lift. But the revised plan, revealed last night, met with strong opposition. WYPR’s Mary Rose Madden was there and brings us this report.
Mary Rose Madden: Iain De Jong, CEO of OrgCode, the consultants that drafted the plan, said his firm had gone through months of community meetings, waded through mountains of data and this was the final plan.
Iain De Jong: The plan is really well laid out in terms of directions to go. We’re not anticipating as a result of our conversation today seismic shifts.
Madden: But the group of about 100 city employees, non-profit workers and homeless people had other ideas. Antonia Fasanelli, executive director of The Homeless Persons Representation Project, complained that OrgCode didn’t get the city’s commitment to tackle the problem of affordable housing – a key to housing the city’s homeless.
Antonia Fasanelli: I’m very disappointed with this draft that was produced. We are not going to end homelessness unless there are commitments to affordable housing.
Madden: Furthermore, she said, The Housing Authority of Baltimore City made those commitments in the original plan in 2008. They’re missing from this one, she said.
Fasanelli: I think the Housing Department is willing to give those commitments.
Madden: Anthony Scott, the housing authority’s deputy director, pointed out that the public had only three and half days to look through it before last night’s meeting AND that though the community was involved before the report was written, it had no opportunity to provide feedback before it was finalized.
Scott: The community as a whole needs the opportunity to digest that, critique it. We don’t always agree, but we do all work to come to a conclusion that we think is best given the resources that we have. And I don’t think that that plan reflects the resources that are available, the ability that we have, and a collective voice for how that plan should work for the city of Baltimore. Over the past five years, homelessness in Baltimore has increased by 57 percent, which has made the need for a workable plan even more critical. De Jong, who said he was expecting only minor tweaks to the plan, went through the updated benchmarks, goals and priorities.
De Jong: …the next thing relative to our agenda – I will walk you through the benchmarks…
Madden: He stressed things like the need for The Journey Home to have an Executive Director who’s close to the mayor.
De Jong: The best way to institute leadership in the mayor’s office is to have the Executive Director report to the Mayor’s office. What does the Mayor want to see? Results.
Madden: De Jong said the community must reduce first time homelessness by 30% and increase access to stable and affordable housing. But a man who goes by Turk, one of the many homeless people there, said he’d heard this all before.
Turk: See everybody with the suit and tie can say whatever they want. Have y’all been homeless? I heard this same thing 30 years ago when I was a little boy and my mom was trying to get HUD in Philadelphia. That’s the same thing – that’s a 30 year old plan just updated with some new bigger words. That’s all it is, that’s the same thing.
Madden: De Jong, who even tried cracking a few jokes about Valtentine’s Day…
De Jong: It’s with love.
Madden: ...said his company was hired to take the report thus far. And that any further work would be decided by the group that hired him: The Journey Home’s leadership advisory group. Amy Kleine represented that group last night. She gave her consent.
Amy Kleine: There will be a longer comment period and an opportunity for people to take some more time to read over the document and provide input that will be used to provide the final plan.
Madden: There’s no set date for the next review period and no one knows exactly how much input will be taken. But last night, Baltimore’s community fighting homelessness asked for more and they were heard. I’m Mary Rose Madden reporting in Baltimore for 88-1, WYPR.
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You can see this Homeless issue just as with all of Baltimore's non-profits. These are Giving Circle non-profits which are corporations and the rich choosing where to donate and then making sure the issue is resolved in the way they want all while getting a tax write-off. The general population working with them are probably real activists on the issue, but because they are brought under the umbrella of this organization, their voices are silenced.
THESE PRIVATE NON-PROFITS (NGOs) ARE JUST THE SAME AS WHAT HAPPEN OVERSEAS IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES AND THEY USURP ALL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND DEMOCRACY......AND POLICY FOLLOWS THEIR LEAD.