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Betsy DeVos - Wikipedia

Betsy DeVos - Wikipedia

Elisabeth " Betsy" DeVos ( née Prince; born January 8, 1958) is an American politician, businesswoman, philanthropist, and education activist from the state of Michigan. She has taken a leading role in a number of social, cultural, and political campaigns and organizations; sat on many boards; and served for several years as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.

If you are a rich girl you can be boss over everyone and call it choice.... are you and I and our kids on these boards?????? NO? why is she???? She has no education background she has never taught school... if she is so passionate about other people kids why didn't she get her own butt and effort into classrooms for years or work in educating children? .... But she is rich because daddy was rich and so she knows what is best for your kids...without getting her hands dirty by actually working with them and touching them on a daily basis for years and so she has time to kill and gets to be on boards because she is rich ...Why doesn't she take all her money and build her experimental school plan first before she uses everyone's tax dollars to try out her ideas??? She needs to run through her money before she gets her hands on our collective school money....put her own money where her mouth and "passion" is before running her mouth rigging state houses asking taxpayers for money.to gamble on her idea.
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Betsy DeVos picked for education secretary

Betsy DeVos picked for education secretary | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump tapped Betsy DeVos, a top Republican donor and school choice activist, to head the Department of Education, the Trump transition team announced Wednesday.
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Trump plans to push ahead with an anti-public school pick from his billionaire connections which should make venture investors in education thrilled to get their hands on tax dollars and public property.
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Corey Jacobs deserves clemency from President Barack Obama

Corey Jacobs deserves clemency from President Barack Obama | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Johnson: Labour’s climate attack on Trump could damage national interest – video

Johnson: Labour’s climate attack on Trump could damage national interest – video | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson says Labour’s attack on Donald Trump over climate change could damage UK interests
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The Critical Missing Piece in Reducing the Prison Population

The Critical Missing Piece in Reducing the Prison Population | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Even with a new skill set, good behavior served and any and all attempts to keep up with technology, returning home after years of incarceration can be woefully difficult for former inmates an
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Great article about the interactive impact of incarceration between the incarcerated and recently released person and the community and family.
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Five Myths About the Koch Brothers — And Why It Matters To Set Them Straight - BillMoyers.com

Five Myths About the Koch Brothers — And Why It Matters To Set Them Straight - BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Not long ago, many Americans, including Washington, DC, insiders, had never heard of Charles and David Koch — now known as “the Koch brothers” — and were not aware of their vast political operation. That changed after a slew of investigative reports started to appear in 2010 — most famously Jane Mayer’s “Covert Operations” in The New Yorker that June, one of several pieces that have led to her recent book, Dark Money.One after another, meaty reports from journalists and public interest groups revealed how the two multibillionaire brothers, industrialists Charles and David Koch, were conducting an all-out offensive against President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, deploying huge sums of secret money to block Obama initiatives like cap and trade and health reform and setting the stage for electing Republicans in 2010 and 2012. The Kochs were convening twice-yearly conclaves of super-wealthy conservative donors to fund a web of efforts aimed at winning what Charles Koch dubbed “the mother of all wars” against liberalism and its latest champion, President Obama. Continue reading
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This is How the Koch's took America back for themselves and the Trump like billionaires. If you think you are republican you might want to realize....NO YOU ARE NOT!.... With the election of Donald Trump even though he may not care to know the Koch brother's agenda he brings their twisted particular version of neo-libertarian, anti-government, anti-regulation dream for the world into full bloom. The senate and house are both loaded with their kind of patsies. Even though the Democrats fully won the popular vote with Clinton they failed to run a candidate enough people could trust and contrast from the likes of Trump that people felt would sincerely meet their needs as a society. They have also failed to expose the hidden agenda and the Kochs, those like minded with them and ALEC type bill mills to the American public. Ask nearly anyone on your block who the Kochs are or ALEC are and they have never heard of them. This is because elected policy makers are powerless individually to take these wealthy influeneces on and push back even if they know they should. They will be pushed out or will leave office because the force of this dark money is too much for a handful officials to stand against alone and they are too fearful to show these forces to a public that sits on their hands after election day and excepts that handful of elected officials to fix their world and life..

There is no pretending now and  as far as these investors care there is no Republic or Democracy. This value system and morality has totally consumed the Republican party and at least a meaningful amount of the democratic party fully enough to make it in effective to counterbalance the Billionaires class control and the power of their dark money. Paul Ryan said  Ayn Rand was required reading for his staff....This is the morality he supports with enthusiasm. Is it the morality we want for a society or to spread to the world at large.
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Trump University Fraud Lawsuits Settled For $25 Million

Trump University Fraud Lawsuits Settled For $25 Million | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Ten days before President-elect Donald Trump was set to go to trial on one of three fraud lawsuits involving his defunct Trump University, the parties involved in all of these cases have reached a …...
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Challenges Ruling That Its Structure Is Unconstitutional

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Challenges Ruling That Its Structure Is Unconstitutional | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Last month, a split three-judge panel of the D.C.
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Facebook tracks your “ethnic affinity” — unless you’re white

Facebook never asks you about your race, but depending on what you do on the platform, it may assign you something it calls an “ethnic affinity.” For example, if you’re in Texas and occasionally write messages in Spanish, it might...
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Can America’s Companies Survive America’s Most Aggressive Investors?

So-called activist investors are increasingly gaining control of legacy corporations, forcing them to trim payrolls and downsize research operations—and, quite possibly, damaging the entire economy.
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Key figures purged from Trump transition team

Key figures purged from Trump transition team | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Potential national security picks are narrowed to longtime loyalists.
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Who is Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's new right hand man?

Who is Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's new right hand man? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Democrats and activist groups are speaking out against Trump's new chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was once labeled "the most dangerous political operative in America”
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For Best Party Ever, Trump's Calling on Billionaire Casino Pals

For Best Party Ever, Trump's Calling on Billionaire Casino Pals | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Want to throw a great inauguration party? Call your friends in the casino business.
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The reality is that if you aren't a big fish with big money (big power) Donald isn't going to let you swim in his pond.... that's the real pond draining he plans.
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Betsy DeVos - Wikipedia

Betsy DeVos - Wikipedia

Elisabeth " Betsy" DeVos ( née Prince; born January 8, 1958) is an American politician, businesswoman, philanthropist, and education activist from the state of Michigan. She has taken a leading role in a number of social, cultural, and political campaigns and organizations; sat on many boards; and served for several years as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.

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So if your daddy is rich you get cut into Donald's deals. You can see a long list of educational experiences are not required to be in charge of education in our nation....enough free time from being rich and money to buy her seats on various boards will do as well.
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Betsy DeVos picked for education secretary

Betsy DeVos picked for education secretary | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump tapped Betsy DeVos, a top Republican donor and school choice activist, to head the Department of Education, the Trump transition team announced Wednesday.
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Stephen Hawking says humans only have 1,000 years left on planet Earth

Stephen Hawking says humans only have 1,000 years left on planet Earth | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
According to Steven Hawking, humans could be extinct on Earth within the next 1,000 years.
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Trump outlines priorities in video address

Trump outlines priorities in video address | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
He sidesteps reporters — and follow-up questions — by posting it on YouTube.
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A sleaze, con and a coward... Bullies are really insecure people that can't take what they dish out. Donny only wants it his way. So he just told us he's pulling out of a trade deal that it's congresses right to vote on as up or down and yes they did give Obama and thus Donny as well fast tract authority before the public outcry against it he TPP. My bet is he/they will tweak it, rename it and sneak the worst of it on through over a holiday or other distractible period ... rich corporation want the TPP and he's their man. No mention of raising the minimum wage uttered from him so working stiffs except a flat or negative growth in your income... Oh yes he just told us if they want to lay a dirty oil pipe near you...just shut up that's too bad....oh and if they need a place to store that fracked gas it might even end up in the ground under your house... again ... too bad... shut up! Yes and about that clean coal have someone explain what about slurry ponds and black waters.

Oh yes I think he's going to be keen on wreaking encryption code and net neutrality

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"By posting the video on YouTube rather than making a personal appearance, he avoided follow-up questions, and his aides could manage how he was portrayed, rather than relying on independent media to capture the footage they wanted shown." Quote from articl
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CNN anchor, Conway spar over Trump tweets - CNN Video

CNN anchor, Conway spar over Trump tweets  - CNN Video | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, argues with CNN's Chris Cuomo over Trump's social media use.
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Trump University: Teaching real estate — and making money

Trump University: Teaching real estate — and making money | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump has been vague on how much he made from the company, which is embroiled in fraud lawsuits.
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This wasn't a "big money thing" for him Trump said.... But how many of you think 1500 for three days is a big money thing for you? The wheeler dealer had to pay a bit back due to fraud. But his voters and sadly the rest of us can take it to HIS bank he plans to help them out too!...He won't ever have enough money to pay us for our loses either...but it is nothing new to him.
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Jeff Sessions was once accused of suppressing black votes in Alabama

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general will almost certainly dredge up allegations of racism and voter suppression that sunk his 1986 nomination for a federal judgeship.
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Loretta Lynch sees “alarming trends” in hates crimes against Americans

Outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the “alarming trends” in recently released 2015 hate crime data in a video statement posted to YouTube by the Justice Department Friday.
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Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery" | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
According to the former president, Americans are now experiencing "a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors."

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Sadly with the last election this month of Trump the American public chose to select this oligarchy by electingTrump giving them the confidence to empower the wealthy and incorporated with even more power to create even more money for still more power. The selection of Hillary or Jill would have sent them a message that we are not going to let them take our country "backward" without a fight. The mega international investors have already been able to see huge returns in a matter of days...check out the DOW....

The Koch  Brothers and ALEC corrupted, hand picked politicians and connections are being placed in critical roles to ensure the rich control all critical policy while most Voters now settle into their chairs to obediently entertain themselves with media, ball games and such other distractions until the next time they are needed to come out and "save babies and jobs" with these self-serving "leaders".

Now the American Trump followers will sit back confident the wheeler dealer will wheel and deal.....and he in fact has and will do just that. The thing is he "TOOK THE COUNTRY BACK" he just never actually admitted the rich had it increasing firmly before  and they were the ones losing the reins each year bit by bit as the people gained more control over those corporations and were reeling them in more skillfully each year. Donald took the country back for his own. They  are the ones that "dealt" the jobs away and created policy that allowed them to hide wealth offshore. All so that it could increase their wealth, thus their power and hold of power. These corporations heartlessly downsized without community or labor input. With this election the Oligarchy took the reels back from the people as well as nearly all the decks of cards and the wheels with which to deal. But would you except less from a bankrupt casino owner...."The house always wins" and it's owner wins even if he bankrupts the house.
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"United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

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Ask Brianna: How can I get my student debt canceled?

Ask Brianna: How can I get my student debt canceled? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Not knowing how to deal with your debt is painful — and understandable. But there’s hope.
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Ivanka Trump company promotes $10,000 bracelet worn on '60 Minutes'

Ivanka Trump company promotes $10,000 bracelet worn on '60 Minutes' | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Ivanka Trump's jewelry company used the future first daughter's "60 Minutes" appearance Sunday to promote a high-end bracelet from her fashion line.
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Ted Cruz meets with Donald Trump

Ted Cruz meets with Donald Trump | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Donald Trump met privately Tuesday with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, kicking off what could be one of the most complicated post-election relationships in Washington.
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It looks like the corruption that is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will soon fill the power spots with all their own patsies helping to put them in critical powerful roles. Cruz and Rubio, John kasish and Pense are all people that push ALEC agenda through in a highly successful way when they can... ALEC has behind the scenes sold their agenda to those referred to as the conservatives and alt-right through their guys by playing their people as saviors of the unborn and at the same time protectors of every persons right to shoot you if they decide they should... and oh yeah they will protect you from the guys mowing your grass, picking tomatoes and laying some of the best tile ever seen and making your tacos... all while trying to put that gay guy next door back in the closet before he converts your family.
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