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  •  or just plain incompetent political patronage n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Well, since American enterprise seems (0+ / 0-)

      to have adopted bankruptcy as a standard operating procedure, we might do well to look askance at anyone coming into government from the private sector.  Government, after all, is supposed to be concerned with matters we can't afford to fail at--public health, safety, and welfare.

      There may well be some functions that are appropriate for privatization, but not to make a profit.  Profit-taking almost inevitably results in deteriorating quality standards.

      How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

      by hannah on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 05:06:06 AM PDT

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