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BIPPS Part Of Huge National Assault On Education

December 6th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Yet another reason WFPL’s coverage of Hal Heiner and BIPPS/Bluegrass Institute has been beyond unacceptable.

From The Guardian:

State conservative groups plan US-wide assault on education, health and tax

Conservative groups across the US are planning a co-ordinated assault against public sector rights and services in the key areas of education, healthcare, income tax, workers’ compensation and the environment, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal.

The strategy for the state-level organisations, which describe themselves as “free-market thinktanks”, includes proposals from six different states for cuts in public sector pensions, campaigns to reduce the wages of government workers and eliminate income taxes, school voucher schemes to counter public education, opposition to Medicaid, and a campaign against regional efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

The policy goals are contained in a set of funding proposals obtained by the Guardian. The proposals were co-ordinated by the State Policy Network, an alliance of groups that act as incubators of conservative strategy at state level.


The documents also cast light on the nexus of funding arrangements behind radical rightwing campaigns. The State Policy Network (SPN) has members in each of the 50 states and an annual warchest of $83m drawn from major corporate donors that include the energy tycoons the Koch brothers, the tobacco company Philip Morris, food giant Kraft and the multinational drugs company GlaxoSmithKline.


How dare us have concerns about that reporting. Shame on us.

Yes, we still expect better from a well-respected mainstream outlet. Because the Bluegrass Institute/BIPPS and the folks surrounding Hal Heiner on the educational front are at the center of the religio-right-wing movement. No amount of whispering nasty remarks about us from two people at WFPL will change that. No amount of Jim Waters complaining while sitting in a Bowling Green coffee shop will change that reality, either.

Tags: Corruption · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 L. May // Dec 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Yes, and let’s pretend that the left doesn’t have its own “nexus of funding arrangements” and that The Guardian is un-biased.

  • 2 jake // Dec 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Yeah, we NEVER call Democrats out. Ever.

    Are you people mentally deficient? Jesus fucking christ. Drown yourselves in a bucket if you’re this ridiculous.

  • 3 L. May // Dec 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    My,my, knickers kind of tight today, Jake?

  • 4 jake // Dec 6, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I call them like I see them and am not afraid to use my name when telling a concern troll to get a grip.

    Stupid is stupid, period.

  • 5 Novena // Dec 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    “Life on Animal Farm”

    Nan Derthal: “I’m on the front lines of makin’ sure we’ll stop toleratin’ loafers and cheats!”

    Cary Cromagnon: “Yeah, they’re un-Amurkin. No more welfare! Pay for their own health care!”

    Ed Enlight: “I agree–but since when are you against corporate fat cats?”