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  •  I'd give up nothing. We've already given too much. (5+ / 0-)

    We are at the far, far end of the pendulum swing toward privatizing everything, including much of our Defense and an unhealthy portion of our school systems.  

    Far too many of our common should-be-public systems are being run "for profit" at our expense.

    We got this way because people believed the false argument that "competition lowers costs" for services that can't be competed easily because they're best done by one provider on a large scale (i.e., the government).  Even when there is abundant proof of the government being the most effective operator for a service, the lobbyists and Republicans have been able to convince people that we should privatize, so here we are, in fuckedupville.

    A Wall Street "bonus" should not be more than what my house is worth.

    by bushondrugs on Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 07:59:58 AM PST

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