Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Exposing the private companies behind the takeover of government

Our friends at the Center for Media and Democracy are launching a campaign to expose the corporate privatizers taking over our government -- and costing us more money. CMD has already done an invaluable service by exposing the corporate dating service for state lawmakers known as ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council. Fifty corporations and nonprofits have dropped out of ALEC since CMD began its exposes.

Their first target is the Sodexo Food Service contractor, which siphons cash from kids and soldiers while dishing up scandal and subprime food.

Sodexo was accused of overcharging 21 New York school districts and the State University of New York from 2004 to 2009. The company was also implicated in the British horsemeat scandal earlier this year and shipped chicken that may have been contaminated with Listeria bacteria  to the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton.

Read the whole thing here