A Republican Staffer Who Blew the Whistle on the Cult Worship of the Rich

This ReBlogged post from Diane Ratvich is recommended reading if you are not a billionaire.

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As you know, I was for many years involved in the rightwing corporate reform made cement. As I realized that the real end game was not to “reform” public schools but to privatize them, I became a skeptic. Then as I saw that all of their strategies were failing, I jumped ship. I am often asked why I changed my mind, and I try to explain that I realized that the reform movement was a hoax, with no evidence to support its strategies.

It turns out that I was not alone.

Mike Lofgren was a top-level staffer for Republicans in Congress.

From Wikipedia: “From 1995 to 2004, he was budget analyst for national security on the majority staff of the House Budget Committee. From 2005 until his retirement in 2011, Lofgren was the chief analyst for military spending on the Senate Budget Committee.”

After his retirement, he wrote books and…

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