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  •  Unfortunately for them it's a win-win Puddy. (1+ / 0-)
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    as long as firefighters, police, and paramedics respond promptly when they call for help.  Everyone else can drive themselves to the hospital while bleeding or grab a hose and put out their own fires.

    Since privatization is their ultimate goal, they would still be financially able to fund private firefighters, police, teachers, nurses, etc.  That's the sick irony of we the people paying for them by continuing to re-elect them and giving them their life-long pensions. Plus they have their lobbying jobs post-"service" that they work out while still in office in most cases.  Bleh!

    These pols make me sick.

    When everybody talkin' all at once no one can hear the wise one speak, So just be still and silence will provide the wisdom that you seek - by Tori del Allen

    by Dumas EagerSeton on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 03:26:39 PM PDT

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    •  What makes me even sicker are the (0+ / 0-)

      endless lies.  The biggest lie is that privatization is cheaper.  It isn't.  Scott Walker continually tried to privatize health services in Milwaukee County during his time as County Executive.  The lowest bidder was always at least twice the cost of the county providing those services.

      This makes sense since not only do you have the cost of the service, but the added cost of massive profits;  a factor that few bother to consider and our lazy media/meme repeaters always fail to point out.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 03:34:07 PM PDT

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      •  well, we're going to be pretty sure, very soon, (0+ / 0-)

        that government itself is a worthless enterprise, and that's just what the Rs want - disband it, and turn over all activities to the private sector.

        "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

        by fhcec on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 04:43:33 PM PDT

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