FIGHT THE PRIVATIZATION OF YOUR SECURITY
Email The US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Hearings began today, 2 FEB 2005, on the nomination of Michael Chertoff as Secretary of Homeland Security. Then it will be the new Assistant Secretary's turn before the committee. Write Congress NOW to demand that they nip in the bud any plans to privatize our national security, and turn the "War On Terror" into a pork-barrel for big corporations connected to the Republicans. This could mean your own life, if not the American way of life...
BTW, the wolves are already circling: After three years of sitting on moneys already appropriated, Bushco is now expected to start outsourcing govt security services to private industry. Multinational megacorporations like General Electric (once listed as both a German AND an American company... during WWII.) are revving up their security service businesses, and getting ready to put in for some of the fattest Federal contracts in history.
Are you ready to be strip-searched by a guy from Manpower? (NO!) Think Osama is ready to cope with the lowest bidder on nuclear, chemical and biological security? (YES!) Oh, well. You voted for this, right? Remember in the Presidential debates, when Bush promised to outsource our national security? No? Me neither.
Don't blame the current civil servants trying to do their jobs, and failing: The fish rots from the head. Political appointees, infighting top career bureaucrats, and competing private contractors have made a complete hash of your homeland security. Now a contentious lawyer, and an industry shill will be taking over. Their agenda: Dismantling our government in the middle of a war, and selling it off cheap to private industry. First step: Outsource everything.
Look for minimum-wage temps, illegal aliens, and people working for $3 a day in the Third World to start losing your mail, misfiling your Social Security stuff, and trying desperately to land your plane from a control tower in Bangladesh, by phone. The new Homeland Security exemptions from Federal work-rules, contract guide-lines, and human decency, not to mention common sense, are being extended to ALL government agencies. For Christ's sake (if you go in for that sort of thing), write your Senators and Congressperson, and tell them NO!
"STOP SELLING OUT THE HOMELAND"
"L-3 Eyes Homeland Security Acquisitions"
"Plans To Expand New Personnel Rules Across Government Anger Union"
"Infighting Cited at Homeland Security: Squabbles Blamed for Reducing Effectiveness"
WRITE YOUR SENATORS NOW:
"US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee"
"Contact Your Senator"
"Find Your Senators & Congressman/ Woman"
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