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  •  Name one major transportation or utility (dam, (3+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, fayeforcure, sethtriggs

    electricity, water plant, nuclear, highways, and yes the railroad) that wasn't partly funded by government.  The public has a major interest in transportation and utilities, hence they should always be at least partly publicly owned and paid for.  Our railroads would not have been built if the government didn't give them the land free, much of which wasn't used and was sold to enrich private individuals.

    I am the fellow citizen of every being that thinks; my country is Truth. ~Alphonse de Lamartine, "Marseillaise of Peace," 1841

    by notdarkyet on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 07:33:08 PM PST

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