A 30 years war against the Feds, and the guy was victorious. Good for him.
Get this, the company is called UNICOR. Didn’t the scientist in Terminator 2 work for that company? Or maybe it’s the company in Robocop. Whatever. If you want your call center needs met at “offshore prices” time to team up with the prison workforce experts.
These people work for below minimum wage, and likely below the natural wage rate too, because they are locked up in prison. The taxpayers pay to house these folks, who then are employed for pennies an hour. (Prisoners earn between .23 and $1.15/hour.) Basically it’s a subsidy to the clients of UNICOR.
That this arrangement provides incentive to incarcerate people is pretty weird too.
The states have finally started to reawaken to their power. A good trend.
Schumer, Schumer, Schumer, that’s what you get for telling the truth. You see, come what may, no matter the reality, if everyone stays on message there no problem.
This isn’t new but it deserves attention. Much of life, and especially political life is engaged in online these days. It’s no surprise that the government is interested in controlling what goes on there.
Why should we expect federal employees to actually work for us? Wouldn’t our money be better used if we paid these federal employees to organize their unions so that they can figure out how to squeeze more money from us?
Good news. We already pay them to do that!
As Bill Frezza correctly identifies in the attached piece, the federal indictment of FedEx on drug trafficking charges is a shakedown pure and simple. For $1.6 billion.
Cough it up FedEx.
The federal government never stops seeking to expand its reach. That’s what it does. It consumes. It controls. It compels. It takes. The only check on its power is a vigilant citizenry. In Texas there are some vigilant citizens.
The feds are literally seeking to take tens of thousands of acres from private property owners and the state of Texas for their own. The state AG, who it must be noted is also running for governor, has asked the BLM to kindly return to Washington DC. The agency would probably be wise to do so. I don’t see Texans just letting this happen.
Q: Why did the bureaucrat study people crossing the road?
A: Who cares? The Federal Government gave us a pile of money.
The company has 17 trucks and 30 employees. 2 of the trucks apparently had a defective tire on them when inspected and the federal government cited the company and sent a letter demanding a “Plan of Corrective Action.” The letter was sent by regular mail, and was not received. Getting no response from the business owner the Feds shut down the company.
This issue at hand is not really an issue of segregation, which is bad for society and for students. It is about power. Vouchers give power to parents and take it away from failing school systems. The teachers’ unions and teacher interest groups feel that widespread use of vouchers will undermine their monopoly of schools, especially in under-preforming areas of the country. If competition is kept at bay, then “education” interests, teachers and administrators get to keep their jobs. They fear a mass exodus to better (private) schools. That such schools may help many students is less important than job security. The schools are of course about the teachers. Read More
This is a chilling story.
A woman sets up (or tries to set up) a group to keep an eye on voter fraud and the federal government comes down on her.