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OH veterans concerned over possible privatization of the VA ... According to Shulkin, he was fired for standing in the way of political forces within the Trump Administration that want to privatize the VA. Trump announced ... United States Senator for Ohio Sherrod Brown met with veterans in Columbus, Friday.

The reason was soon clear when Forest Holidays' chief executive, Bruce McKendrick, justified the high price on the grounds that "the [forestry] commission has a million hectares of forest, so we've got plenty to keep us going for many years to come". That is equity-speak for "we struck a goldmine".
Veterans organizations, including Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Veterans (AMVETS), The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all oppose White House calls to increasingly allow veterans to seek private care. They argue it would hurt the VA to spend resources to provide ... kerfuffle
On Tuesday, Delaware's legislature approved a plan to privatize the Port of Wilmington and lease it to UAE-based ports firm Gulftainer. ... the Port Canaveral lease agreement did not undergo a review by the Treasury Department's powerful Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS).

Prince and DeVos, like Trump, use their wealth to exert political influence and advance ideological visions that are harmful to U.S. democracy and ... According to Prince, the United States' current military involvement in Afghanistan is too costly and inefficient due to the burdensome need to adhere to rule ...
With some seeking to further privatize veterans' health care, and hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, sacrifices are going to have to be made. Let's hope Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump's nominee to be the new Veterans Affairs secretary, can ensure few of those fall on the veterans themselves. Former ...
Iran's largest privatization attempt in the current fiscal year (started March 21, 2017) kicked off on March 12 with less than a percent of the offered assets finding buyers. ... To continue reading this article log in to your account, or join us now and get a free trial which includes access to this specific story.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has regularly assessed the financial condition of its privatized housing projects; however, it has not used consistent measures or consistently assessed future sustainment (that is, the ability to maintain the housing in good condition), or issued required reports to Congress ...
“Privatization is a very real issue right now,” Verna Jones, executive director for the American Legion, told reporters at the National Press Club Friday morning. ... “VA Secretary Shulkin has promised to resist efforts to privatize his department, and we fully support him in trying to stop the well-funded lobbying ...
In June, Trump unveiled a plan to privatize air traffic control in what he said would modernize the system and lower flying costs. Democrats ... United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines Inc, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co, all represented by the Airlines for America lobbying group, backed the plan.
That blurring has increasingly involved U.S. foreign policy. The possible effects on U.S. foreign relations may be subtle and largely out of public view, but they arise every time, for example, foreign governments wanting something from the United States bring their business to the hotel that Trump's company ...
As prison populations have increased, it's been a challenge for these officials to find the funding to house and provide services for those in detention, leading many to privatize these functions. By relying on two major companies - GEO Group and CoreCivic* (formerly the Corrections Corporation of ...
A campaign group backed by Professor Stephen Hawking has been granted permission to challenge Jeremy Hunt in the High Court over plans to allow private companies to play a greater role in the NHS. The physicist has warned that introducing commercial companies to run parts of the health and social ...
Jane Jacobs wrote in the The Death and Life of Great American Cities that for city streets, “there must be a clear demarcation between what is public space and what is private space. Public and private spaces cannot ooze into each other as they do typically in suburban settings or in projects.” But what ...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a brigade from the Electric Power Authority repairs distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The announcement that Puerto Rico's governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company has ...
Carillion's collapse, throwing thousands of workers into job and pension insecurity, is a watershed moment in the privatisation fiasco. ... PCS members told us of the hostile anti-union atmosphere created by Concentrix who had resisted every attempt to allow PCS to recruit and organise in the Belfast office.
If there is a single economic policy that symbolises the dominant economic ideology of the decades from the 1970s to the global financial crisis, that policy is privatisation. The ideology, variously called neoliberalism, market liberalism and economic rationalism, involves rolling back the growth of the state, ...
Public ownership is fashionable again. Turning over Britain's public assets, lock, stock and barrel into private ownership and relying only on light-touch regulation to ensure they were managed to deliver a wider public interest was always a risky bet. And that bet has not paid off. Recent polls show an ...
The Postal Service is a large government agency America uses to deliver catalogues we never ordered. ... Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office ...
And they offer up privatization as a way to unshackle air traffic control from Washington's political and bureaucratic morass. “For us, it's not some sort of ideological pursuit to shrink the size of the federal government,” said David Richardson, Southwest's senior director of governmental affairs. “But the current ...
The announcement that Puerto Rico's governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory's public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people ... Juan Dalmau, whose party supports independence for Puerto Rico, believes privatization would not necessarily translate into efficiency or savings.
So what does that say about the Berejiklian government's decision to privatise the new hospital in Maitland? Especially ... Maybe Ms Berejiklian needs to get out of the boardroom and see what life is like for the rest of us who don't get a free ticket into the corporate suites for State of Origin. Communities ...
Global Logistic Properties (GLP) stock will cease trading on the local bourse early next year after shareholders voted in favour of a privatisation offer yesterday. ... GLP chairman Seek Ngee Huat said: "The result from (the) scheme meeting brings us one step closer to the privatisation of GLP. "A key objective ...
The White House and the CIA are supposedly thinking about outsourcing certain covert operations and counterintelligence efforts in "hostile countries" to a private company of former U.S. intelligence officers, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. Under one proposal, the company in question, Amyntor Group, would ...
Jumei first announced its receipt of a buyout offer in February 2016, valued at $7 for each of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs). ... their shares had languished and become undervalued due to lack of appreciation by U.S. investors, and were aiming to privatize from New York and re-list back in China.
The $70 entrance fee proposed for 17 popular national parks, including Mt. Rainier and Olympic in this state, should be viewed as an attempt to separate the American people from their country's crown jewels, according to the head of a National Park Service retirees group. "It is a big push for privatization, ...
After the election, during his presidential transition, the Republican recommitted to his privatization agenda. ... which is pushing for conservative changes, despite the position of groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion “that have long guarded the Veterans Affairs system that they ...
Search and Rescue Essential Equipment: Privatization and Innovation Driving Quality ... With the rise of SAR privatization, understandably, people are .... “For decades now, the U.S. Coast Guard has benefited from the ...
U.S. Rep. John Garamendi: Republicans want to privatize air traffic control and ... In the American system, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a ...
... a destination for people from all over the United States and the world. ... U.S. businesses in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
It's Time for Privatization. ... as the TSA continually fails to uphold basic standards and loses the faith of the American people. ... The best solution to our broken airport security system is to privatize TSA screeners. The U.S. could mirror the Canadian public-private partnership, or switch to the Screening ...
Some airline allies have tried to drum up support for this bill under the banner of privatization, which it is not. The American Conservative Union ...
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan ...
Back in the U.S., in South Dakota, the energy company TransCanada says it shut part of its Keystone 1 pipeline Thursday after a rupture spilled ...
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks during an interview for the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit at the Casa Rosada ...
With U.S. Backing, Ukraine Pushes to Privatize Paris Climate Agreement ... He said he had spoken to representatives of the United States, who reacted positively to ... like Walmart and PG&E — America's largest private utility — joined a .... on the subnational level,” including through American corporations.
The American airline industry seems destined to follow an inexorable ... of so-called “ancillary revenue,” or what the rest of us experience as a panoply ... It's time for Congress to give up the charade that ATC privatization is the ...
The Airlines for America, the trade association for the major airlines and the same group calling for the separation of FAA from ATC because of the lack of ...
“The past has shown us a single, state-owned monopoly does not work,” ... “The board is considering privatization as one of our options, maybe ...
Erik Prince believes Trump will eventually privatize Afghanistan War ... pioneer who led Blackwater to nearly $2 billion in U.S. government deals, ... go into the midterms with thousands of American soldiers at risk," Prince said.
... delegation opposing a bill that would privatize the nation's air traffic control system. ... Finally, the Government Accountability Office said privatization would ... In March, the Alliance for Aviation Across America released a letter to ... Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Want privatization? ... task force for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America Inc. ... think it is best for them and us that we don't oversaturate that area so we can ... That hasn't slowed privatization's supporters.
People's World story exposing VA privatization wins prestigious award ... writing in the 1970s was served parallel to my apprenticeship at U.S. Steel, ... with, like American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and VFW, are ...
Civic crowdfunding is privatisation masquerading as democracy ... policies in the UK, this debate has already had a contentious hearing in the US. ... Instead, some American commentators claim it is a short-term solution and ...
Privatisation, remember, was supposed to give us a stake in the British economy, reduce prices and improve services. Its actual track record is ...
Privatise the idle assets of CIL, ONGC: Anil Agarwal to Government ... said that his ties with the management of mining giant Anglo American, ...
(RTTNews) - The privatization of Brazilian state-owned power distributor Eletrobras could increase federal government revenue by R$ 7.7 ...


 

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