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  •  Always amazes me how the Right says.. (1+ / 0-)
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    the government should be run like a business. They forget or are ignorant of the fact the the two have fundamentally different goals. One is profits for individuals and the other is protecting and advancing the welfare of a nation. The other, profits and losses are numbers and are quantifiable...hence Cain can cut his loss making units.  But how do you quantify profits from having clean air, clean water sources, uncontaminated food, safe neigborhoods, good roads, good schools and  teachers, walkable neigborhoods, parks and recreation, libraries, social cohesion, peace and happiness?
    -So it is the very height of stupidity when you hear supposedly educated folks say the government ought be run like a business.
    -Even if we choose to run it like business and it still doesn't make a profit (because not all business would make a profit), what do we do then? Close it down like a business too?

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

    by tuma on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:58:23 AM PST

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    •  using Herman as a model, this would mean (0+ / 0-)

      lining up public assistance recipients along the edge of the Grand Canyon and then giving them a shove.  He could then issue a presser stating he had completely solved our welfare problem

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