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  • Things that should never be privatized in a democracy

    *The Prisons 

    *The Courts 

    *The Police 

    *1st Responders (Fire, Emergency) 

    *Education (Universal FREE through Graduate degrees) 
    (Yes. Charter Schools ARE Private Schools) 

    *The Postal Service 

    *The Administration of National/State Parks and other Public Lands and Resources including Energy. 

    *The Military (no armed "Private" Contractors, & NO "private contractors" of ANY sort in War Zones) 

    *Roads & Bridges 

    *A Basic National Transportation System 

    *Energy Grids (including Roads, Rail, Pipeline) 

    *Drinking Water 

    *Communication (Publicly Owned Free Internet for EVERYBODY) 

    *Health Insurance 

    In a democracy, ALL of the above (and more) should be protected assets of The Commons
    They should ALL be publicly owned, 
    non-profit, 
    completely transparent and accountable to The Public, 
    and administered BY a Government of The People on an EQUAL basis. 

    If "Private Enterprise" wants to compete with these Publicly Owned/Government Administered Agencies, they are free to do so, 
    but Private Competitors should NEVER receive a single penny of Public (Tax Payer) Money. 

    The Privatization of ANY of the above should raise serious Red Flags in any democracy. 

    "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all

  • #2

    Sounds like COMMUNISM!!!!!!!!

    Never argue with an idiot, they will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    • #3

      SHRED wrote:

      *The Prisons 

      *The Courts 

      *The Police 

      *1st Responders (Fire, Emergency) 

      *Education (Universal FREE through Graduate degrees) 
      (Yes. Charter Schools ARE Private Schools) 

      *The Postal Service 

      *The Administration of National/State Parks and other Public Lands and Resources including Energy. 

      *The Military (no armed "Private" Contractors, & NO "private contractors" of ANY sort in War Zones) 

      *Roads & Bridges 

      *A Basic National Transportation System 

      *Energy Grids (including Roads, Rail, Pipeline) 

      *Drinking Water 

      *Communication (Publicly Owned Free Internet for EVERYBODY) 

      *Health Insurance 

      In a democracy, ALL of the above (and more) should be protected assets of The Commons
      They should ALL be publicly owned, 
      non-profit, 
      completely transparent and accountable to The Public, 
      and administered BY a Government of The People on an EQUAL basis. 

      If "Private Enterprise" wants to compete with these Publicly Owned/Government Administered Agencies, they are free to do so, 
      but Private Competitors should NEVER receive a single penny of Public (Tax Payer) Money. 

      The Privatization of ANY of the above should raise serious Red Flags in any democracy. 

      "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all

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      • thefunkman
        thefunkman commented
        Editing a comment

        This will be a tough one, because the United States is a nation of "rackets."  A top-to-bottom corrupt, cradle-to-grave RICO case.


    • #4

      SHRED wrote:

      *The Postal Service 


      Unless the Postal Service can do a major reinvention of itself it will be gone in 5-10 years anyhow.

      Some write songs for themselves and some write songs for other people. Both get the audience they asked for.

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    • #5
      Pretty much all of the list is what Sweden implemented and is what made it great.

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      • Davo17
        Davo17 commented
        Editing a comment

        Sloppy Santa wrote:
        Pretty much all of the list is what Sweden implemented and is what made it great.

        The "supermodel" countries have many factors that got them to where they are.

         

        They would be doing fine WHATEVER the system of govt I suspect.

         

        If you like it, move there.  But if you seriously think that would or could work here, please move ANYWHERE else but here.


    • #6

      SHRED wrote:

      *The Prisons 

      *The Courts 

      *The Police 

      *1st Responders (Fire, Emergency) 

      *Education (Universal FREE through Graduate degrees) 
      (Yes. Charter Schools ARE Private Schools) 

      *The Postal Service 

      *The Administration of National/State Parks and other Public Lands and Resources including Energy. 

      *The Military (no armed "Private" Contractors, & NO "private contractors" of ANY sort in War Zones) 

      *Roads & Bridges 

      *A Basic National Transportation System 

      *Energy Grids (including Roads, Rail, Pipeline) 

      *Drinking Water 

      *Communication (Publicly Owned Free Internet for EVERYBODY) 

      *Health Insurance 

      In a democracy, ALL of the above (and more) should be protected assets of The Commons
      They should ALL be publicly owned, 
      non-profit, 
      completely transparent and accountable to The Public, 
      and administered BY a Government of The People on an EQUAL basis. 

      If "Private Enterprise" wants to compete with these Publicly Owned/Government Administered Agencies, they are free to do so, 
      but Private Competitors should NEVER receive a single penny of Public (Tax Payer) Money. 

      The Privatization of ANY of the above should raise serious Red Flags in any democracy. 

      "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all
      gp

      The above is not to be taken too seriously.

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      • #7
        I agree totally with you. The free education will pay for itself in taxes over the life of an educated employee.

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        • Disemboweler
          Disemboweler commented
          Editing a comment

          The government created the internet, right?


      • #8

        SHRED wrote:

        *The Prisons 

        *The Courts 

        *The Police 

        *1st Responders (Fire, Emergency) 

        *Education (Universal FREE through Graduate degrees) 
        (Yes. Charter Schools ARE Private Schools) 

        *The Postal Service 

        *The Administration of National/State Parks and other Public Lands and Resources including Energy. 

        *The Military (no armed "Private" Contractors, & NO "private contractors" of ANY sort in War Zones) 

        *Roads & Bridges 

        *A Basic National Transportation System 

        *Energy Grids (including Roads, Rail, Pipeline) 

        *Drinking Water 

        *Communication (Publicly Owned Free Internet for EVERYBODY) 

        *Health Insurance 

        In a democracy, ALL of the above (and more) should be protected assets of The Commons
        They should ALL be publicly owned, 
        non-profit, 
        completely transparent and accountable to The Public, 
        and administered BY a Government of The People on an EQUAL basis. 

        If "Private Enterprise" wants to compete with these Publicly Owned/Government Administered Agencies, they are free to do so, 
        but Private Competitors should NEVER receive a single penny of Public (Tax Payer) Money. 

        The Privatization of ANY of the above should raise serious Red Flags in any democracy. 

        "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all

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        • Minning Around
          Minning Around commented
          Editing a comment

          Davo17 wrote:

           


          Whats more american than private citizens engaging in commerce without interference of govt?  And if a private company thinks its can offer a product people want, and people do indeed purchase that, while saving the tax payer money, who cares?  Libs/socialists do.

           

          The founders would have laughed at you.

           

           

           

          BTW private medics run circles around public, and nobody goes to county ER for medical care, when  Cedars Sanai.   Here the private prisons run circles around public. 

           

          Silly libs, always about taking from producers, to get FREE STUFF!!!!!!


          Are you aware that those private companies (UPS and FedEx) send packages through the USPS because it is cheaper for them to do so? UPS and FedEx are subsidized by the USPS. Why is it conservatives never talk about that? And why are they driving USPS into bankruptcy with their obsurd retirement funding rules? One line of thought says they want all that real estate on the market for their high value donors. This story stinks to high heaven.

           

          And who is going to deliver to rural areas if there is no USPS? Do you hate rural people? Do Congressional Republicans hate rural people?


        • Invisible Hand
          Invisible Hand commented
          Editing a comment

          Davo17 wrote:

          SHRED wrote:

          *The Prisons 

          *The Courts 

          *The Police 

          *1st Responders (Fire, Emergency) 

          *Education (Universal FREE through Graduate degrees) 
          (Yes. Charter Schools ARE Private Schools) 

          *The Postal Service 

          *The Administration of National/State Parks and other Public Lands and Resources including Energy. 

          *The Military (no armed "Private" Contractors, & NO "private contractors" of ANY sort in War Zones) 

          *Roads & Bridges 

          *A Basic National Transportation System 

          *Energy Grids (including Roads, Rail, Pipeline) 

          *Drinking Water 

          *Communication (Publicly Owned Free Internet for EVERYBODY) 

          *Health Insurance 

          In a democracy, ALL of the above (and more) should be protected assets of The Commons
          They should ALL be publicly owned, 
          non-profit, 
          completely transparent and accountable to The Public, 
          and administered BY a Government of The People on an EQUAL basis. 

          If "Private Enterprise" wants to compete with these Publicly Owned/Government Administered Agencies, they are free to do so, 
          but Private Competitors should NEVER receive a single penny of Public (Tax Payer) Money. 

          The Privatization of ANY of the above should raise serious Red Flags in any democracy. 

          "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all

        • PFB
          PFB commented
          Editing a comment

          Davo17 wrote:

          Whats more american than private citizens engaging in commerce without interference of govt?  And if a private company thinks its can offer a product people want, and people do indeed purchase that, while saving the tax payer money, who cares?  Libs/socialists do.

           

          The founders would have laughed at you.

           

           

           

          BTW private medics run circles around public, and nobody goes to county ER for medical care, when  Cedars Sanai.   Here the private prisons run circles around public. 

           

          Silly libs, always about taking from producers, to get FREE STUFF!!!!!!


           

          It really sucked when the  damn government started inerfering with slavery. The founders thought it was a great idea and private industry was working just fine with slavery, until big government stuck their interfering nose into it.

           


      • #9

        SHRED wrote:

        *The Prisons 

        *The Courts 

        *The Police 

        *1st Responders (Fire, Emergency) 

        *Education (Universal FREE through Graduate degrees) 
        (Yes. Charter Schools ARE Private Schools) 

        *The Postal Service 

        *The Administration of National/State Parks and other Public Lands and Resources including Energy. 

        *The Military (no armed "Private" Contractors, & NO "private contractors" of ANY sort in War Zones) 

        *Roads & Bridges 

        *A Basic National Transportation System 

        *Energy Grids (including Roads, Rail, Pipeline) 

        *Drinking Water 

        *Communication (Publicly Owned Free Internet for EVERYBODY) 

        *Health Insurance 

        In a democracy, ALL of the above (and more) should be protected assets of The Commons
        They should ALL be publicly owned, 
        non-profit, 
        completely transparent and accountable to The Public, 
        and administered BY a Government of The People on an EQUAL basis. 

        If "Private Enterprise" wants to compete with these Publicly Owned/Government Administered Agencies, they are free to do so, 
        but Private Competitors should NEVER receive a single penny of Public (Tax Payer) Money. 

        The Privatization of ANY of the above should raise serious Red Flags in any democracy. 

        "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all

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        • #10

          The list is a good start, but could be taken much further.

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          • #11
            The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living

             

            The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad

             

             

            LOL! FDR gave birth to agribusiness, and banned hemp/marijuana.

             

            So much for farmers and businessmen trading in an atmosphere of freedom.

             

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_Adjustment_Act

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn

             

             

            The right of every family to a decent home

             

             

            Housing bubble.

             

             

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            • Rudolf von Hagenwil
              Editing a comment
              One fact in the USA is, Wallstreet traders make more cash with agricultural good then the farmers.

            • mdwagner73
              mdwagner73 commented
              Editing a comment

              95% of my mail goes straight into the recycle bin anyway, mostly junk mail.  I don't really see how free rural delivery of junk mail is a big selling point for preserving the USPS.


          • #12

            The USA is a Socialized country in part,we just dont know it and the word is scary to the right wing.

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