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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-04-04 09:56 AM
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when government services are privatized, you immediately create a workforce with a vested interest in who gets elected. You can imagine workers being hit with constant propaganda - if * loses, you will all lose your jobs. This kind of corruption, commonly called the spoils system, is the whole reason for the civil service - create a professional, nonpartisan workforce.
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  -Krugman: "What's truly shocking in Iraq..." nostamj  May-04-04 08:24 AM   #0 
  - truly shocking! Krugman falls off in 13.75 seconds! n/t  nostamj   May-04-04 08:47 AM   #1 
  - Privatization is the only way the ruling class can control wages...  Q   May-04-04 08:48 AM   #2 
  - one more reason  central scrutinizer   May-04-04 09:56 AM   #15 
  - Goddam when will it stop!  oldtimer1942   May-04-04 08:51 AM   #3 
  - if we do it right...  nostamj   May-04-04 09:38 AM   #10 
  - I've been wondering something about military function privatization...  AZCat   May-04-04 08:53 AM   #4 
  - Mercenaries are whores  oldtimer1942   May-04-04 08:57 AM   #5 
  - Exactly!  AZCat   May-04-04 08:58 AM   #6 
  - Privatization sets our military back 370 years.  JHB   May-04-04 09:28 AM   #9 
     - Thanks!  AZCat   May-04-04 09:38 AM   #11 
        - Actually the Romans had done it earlier...  JHB   May-04-04 09:46 AM   #12 
           - Why don't we hear any of this in the public dialogue on privatization?  AZCat   May-04-04 09:50 AM   #13 
              - It's been dumbed down  JHB   May-04-04 10:00 AM   #17 
  - It means less accountability for the government  Sparkly   May-04-04 09:01 AM   #7 
  - Businessmen are not in short supply in Iraq  bigtree   May-04-04 09:09 AM   #8 
  - I think the whole purpose was to reward cronies with Iraq's  SharonAnn   May-04-04 09:52 AM   #14 
  - As a famous Republican once said...  SpiralHawk   May-04-04 09:57 AM   #16 

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