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  •  Redistribution of Wealth From Middle-Class to (12+ / 0-)

    Optimum evil.

    Privatizing public functions is one of the major methods for redistributing wealth from the middle-class to the 1%. It geared up big under Reagan and has continued at full speed since then. Faster under Republicans, of course, but at a pretty good clip under middle-of-the-road-moderate Democratic presidents, as well.

    One of the worst characteristics of privatization is that, as our tax money gets transferred into the pockets of the 1%, they have more money to create more privatization.

    On top of that, they then attract almost anyone who wants to get rich (because that's what they're doing) and the ball gets bigger and rolls faster and faster down the hill, heading for the bottom where democracy and capitalism crash against the rocks.

    The best way to stop this ugly redistribution of wealth is to elect "more and better Democrats." And, also, scream out heads off at the idiots that allow this to happen.

    A Southerner in Yankeeland

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