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  •  This creates little potentates within the nation (9+ / 0-)

    small kingdoms with  (hopefully but probably not) benevolent despots.

    I think the plan once in place is to sell off and privatize the assets of the municipality under the guise of restoring fiscal order. Watch city water systems, aquifers and reservoirs being sold. How about the public roads becoming private toll roads? The pension systems will be controlled by private money managers who will take huge commissions. Private charter schools will be the order of the day. The supply chains will be dominated by insiders and the connected. Jails, police forces and courts will be outsourced and privatized. All the tax liened properties will be sold wholesale to superhuge investors who will own a vast percentage of the housing in the area.

    These things are just the dry run for the corporate vision of the nation once they bleed us collectively dry and bankrupt us because we will be doing the same things at a national level.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 10:50:25 AM PST

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    •  it is all being done voluntarily (1+ / 0-)
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      sherlyle

      in large parts of the country, privatization lies based on some pie in the sky numbers in one miniscule study two and a half decades ago has started a flood.  Parks, fire departments, police services,  maintenance,  parole supervision, prisons, it is all happening with or without the financial managers,  it is just more blatantly anti-democratic with the managers.  But every time the propagandists reiterated we need to run government like a business, we need business men not lawyers in office making the laws, we were getting fucked and not many paid any attention.

      Government is not a business, it doesn't sell products, it is not about making a profit, it isn't intended to be full of nickel and dime fees for each service and if you can't afford it you can't have it.    Public infrastructure isn't created only if it pays for itself, etc.  The whole bullshit lie has been swallowed hook, line and sinker by at least 50% of the population and repeated by the MSM daily.

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