"There is an incentive to keep those prisons going. It's one of the fastest growing businesses we have," said Dr. Ben Carson on private prisons lobbying millions of dollars to incarcerate more people on Sunday Jan. 25th in Ames, Iowa. He continued by saying we need to change rules for mandatory incarceration rules and non-violent offenders.
Standing outside Concord Camera, George Pataki said we have to break up the control over the country held by powerful interests. He favors banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists and a simpler tax code. As for illegal lobbying by Sandia Labs, he said he's not surprised.
People power can overcome corporate power, end the "Governing under the Influence" system, and reduce the power of the military-industrial complex. That was the message delivered by Arnie Alpert at the Stamp Stampede rally in front of the NH State House on July 30, 2015.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against militarization of the police after a question that referred to the City of Dover getting a federal grant to purchase an armored vehicle. “We really do need to work hard at preventing the militarization of local police forces,” she said.
Candidates are dreaming to become president in a crowded field. Iowans are questioning the reality of corporate money corrupting the dreams of Americans. I had one-on-one conversations with Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Sen. Lindsey Graham during a two day trip in Sioux City.