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  •  But doen't the private sector always perform (11+ / 0-)

    better than "government socialism."  HGI would definitely be looking out for NJ residents better than looking out for the interests of its shareholders.  After all, HGI is in it for the short haul (or until they were found out).

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 03:20:28 PM PST

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    •  That should be the biggest takeaway (10+ / 0-)

      from this alone.

      Big companies are no more or no less competent than government.

      They both have a hierarchy of management, and employees.  The way republicans talk you'd think that there is another species of human that works for the government, like there's some kind of genetic mutation that takes place.

      Well, no - Mary can find a job with Company A or with Government A.  People find jobs.  People work.  You can have a shitty boss in a company office just as you can have a shitty boss in a government office.  Employees come from the same pool - America.

      Just because a company has a profit motive (the favorite conservative canard) doesn't mean that a mid-level manager is going to give any more of a shit about his job than he would working for the government.  How about a non-profit?  The charities they're always claiming that can solve all of our problems?  No profit motive there (supposedly) but they function nonetheless.

      These guys, the web design company that did healthcare.gov, defense contractors, medicare contractors, insurance companies.... none of them have proven in the slightest that they are any more efficient than the government at providing services.

      "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

      by La Gitane on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 03:53:10 PM PST

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