Another corporate scam in the making. John Key anyone?
As is often the case with huge economic and social experiments that severely rip apart the fabric of the nation’s social safety net while benefitting huge corporations, management companies, public relations flacks, and providing a perpetual glint in the eyes of right-wing foundation heads and the data manipulators at conservative think tanks, there is rarely oversight, scrutiny or accountability attached to these projects.
Huge companies found pots of taxpayer dollars after the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 (Welfare Reform/privatization) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. President Bush’s faith-based initiative, based on the assumption that the private sector and religious charities could replace many government programs, wound up providing seed money for a number right-wing religious organizations.