Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Texas Democrats And The Privatization of Social Services
The 2012 Texas Democratic Party Platform opposes the privatization of social services that has lined the pockets of private companies like Accenture while leaving low-income Texas children, elderly and Texans with disabilities to go hungry because of delays in processing SNAP applications. Children and families relying on Medicaid and CHIP for health insurance have also been unable to access health care because of these unethical, profit-oriented contractors. Texas Democrats support hiring enough state workers to properly provide for the needs of our citizens rather than wasting tax dollars on ineffective private contracts.