Friday, April 1, 2011

My Proclamation on National Child Abuse Propaganda Month

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Presidential Proclamation--National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2011

A Proclamation
     Our Nation's children are our hope for the future, and caring for them is one of our greatest responsibilities.  During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we renew our commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect by promoting healthy families, protecting children, and supporting communities throughout our Nation.


Very interesting.  He did not refer to the nation's children as "treasures".  That is a strong departure from the traditional reference of the "movable" child as "chattel", well defined under the laws of perpetuity.  Better than that, I enjoy the use of the term "healthy families".  That is a reference to the care of the health of society and a general, non-descriptive, of what one considers as a family... or a proverbial bitch-slap in the face of  the family rights groups.
     Although a strong family unit is the best deterrent to child abuse, effectively intervening in the lives of children threatened by abuse is a shared responsibility.  Strengthening the bonds within families requires community members and leaders to partner with parents.  From schools to local social service agencies, we can work together to protect the well‑being of our children by recognizing the signs of violence and creating safe, stable, and nurturing environments that safeguard the promise of their futures.


This sounds like a re-investment in society.  If this statement holds true, then there is implication that the "bonds within families" have deteriorated, parallel to the deterioration of social resources, creating unsafe, unstable and non-nurturing economic environments.  Therefore, there is a fiscal need to fund social assistance programs.


I bet that was a unpalatable tautology for many conservatives who want to defund programs that create safe, stable and nurturing environments, but, I must admit, they have an alternative option.


Recently, there has been unsavory rhetoric being passed around the nation's political majority as of lately.  There is a movement to rewrite child labor laws that no one has publicly taken a stance to challenge, let alone question, what is going on.


There is a movement, so to say, to re-invest in society, and that is through the government/corporate partnership.  I had the honor of attending one of these QGO Youth Consortia where I smelled the stench of the national movement's most glorious leader, Maura Corrigan.


I shall quote, verbatim, word-by-deafening-word, a statement that rang through the core of my soul and sounded the alarm of a new wave of "revenue-maximization schemes" in child welfare. [Sic]

"Every corporation should hire a child."
How will these corporations be reimbursed for "nurturing" (code words for child welfare billing eligibility) when parents are not "equipped" (code words for abuse and neglect)?  They will bill for "soft-skill development" through the uncapped, unregulated funding source called..... drumroll please .... Targeted Case Management under the Medicaid program.  Since this was in Michigan and Michigan is the pilot state for Medicaid policy enhancements and expansions, the tasks of child protective services will now be transferred, or more intuitively, transformed into the new privatization of social re-investment, devoid, of course, of any regulation.  And even if there is some smattering of semblance racketeering or the flourishing of false claims, the national trend of the majority in Congress are on a mission to strip any form of regulation from the future, corporate child welfare fraud equation.  


Last time I checked, private corporations were exempt from external reviews...

The best part of the corporate re-investment strategy is that it is all non-taxable, cheap labor, packaged with free advertising for corporate brand and long term, dedicated cheap labor, particularly the foster care age-out population that will be the first group of test subjects for the new, or should I say, the way it used to be, conservative society, when labor was cheap and children were seen and not heard.
     My Administration will continue to reinforce initiatives that enhance the efforts of child protective service agencies to prevent and treat child abuse.  Last December, I was pleased to sign into law the CAPTA (Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment) Reauthorization Act of 2010, giving States and local authorities new tools to identify and address abuse and neglect.  This Act will also bolster prevention efforts by addressing risk factors for mistreatment like substance abuse, mental illness, and domestic violence.  We are also supporting programs that expand coordination of early childhood services in order to improve outcomes for young children.


Medicaid fraud in child welfare is child abuse, but, alas, there is no regulation.  


Drugging poor kids and using them as lab rats is child abuse, but where else besides India or Uganda will you find cheap, corporate test subjects.


A lack of health insurance is considered child abuse, an issue conveniently neglected from the corporate re-investment QGO's.
     As a Nation, we must continue our work to ensure all children have the ability to live free from abuse and neglect by advocating for the safety of all young people.  For more information about what families and communities can do to overcome this devastating problem, concerned Americans can visit: www.ChildWelfare.gov/Preventing.

We as a nation must continue our work to ensure all children have health insurance from a system that will stop Medicaid fraud in child welfare.


For more information about what families and communities can do to overcome this devastating problem of Medicaid fraud in child welfare, concerned individuals can visit: http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/hotline/
     NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2011 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities that help prevent child abuse and provide for children's physical, emotional, and developmental needs.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, BEVERLY TRAN, An Original Source, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the United States Code Title 31 Subtitle III Chapter 37, Section 3729, do hereby proclaim April 2011 as National Child Abuse Propaganda Month.  I call upon all Americans and anyone of interest, any degree of consanguinity or affinity, around the world to observe this month with whistleblower programs and fraud reporting activities that help prevent child welfare fraud in health care programs to re-invest in society and to create, once again, safe, stable and healthy environments.
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand in a cybersignature this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirthy-fifth.
BARACK OBAMA
s/BEVERLY TRAN
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