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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-10-05 09:18 PM
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8. Actually, I don't see much difference in this bill and his favoritism...
Edited on Wed Aug-10-05 09:25 PM by Maddy McCall
that he demonstrates in handing companies like Carlisle and Haliburton huge contracts.

In the past 20 years, Departments of Transportations have begun to let work to contractors that in the past was done my state employees of the DOT.

So, what you will see with this is more contracts being let to big business, with very little of it reaching the people who will be doing the actual work.

Much has changed since FDR. Mainly, the privatization of the state government through the use of contractors.
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  -Thought phuckstik hated FDR.. tries to trick us make highway bill sound greenbriar  Aug-10-05 09:07 PM   #0 
  - yup shades of AAA, WPA ect...  greenbriar   Aug-10-05 09:08 PM   #1 
  - It's completely different. FDR's WPA and CCC were governmental...  Maddy McCall   Aug-10-05 09:11 PM   #3 
     - I didn't say it was exactly like it. I am a history teacher, I know the  greenbriar   Aug-10-05 09:14 PM   #5 
     - I'm a history professor.  Maddy McCall   Aug-10-05 09:23 PM   #9 
        - It didn't' work with me. I may have worded it better, but that is exactly  greenbriar   Aug-10-05 09:33 PM   #14 
     - Good distinction, thanks.  jobycom   Aug-10-05 09:15 PM   #6 
  - he really is a dumbazz  greenbriar   Aug-10-05 09:11 PM   #2 
  - That's exactly what I thought. Proof that Bush knows the economy is bad  jobycom   Aug-10-05 09:12 PM   #4 
  - NOT new deal at all. see the re: a few above this one  oscar111   Aug-10-05 09:17 PM   #7 
  - Actually, I don't see much difference in this bill and his favoritism...  Maddy McCall   Aug-10-05 09:18 PM   #8 
     - true  greenbriar   Aug-10-05 09:23 PM   #10 
     - He stole the populist lexicon.  Maddy McCall   Aug-10-05 09:26 PM   #13 
     - Haliburton is not an agency. Not gov at all. It is private  oscar111   Aug-10-05 09:24 PM   #11 
        - Gotcha. I see where that was confusing.  Maddy McCall   Aug-10-05 09:25 PM   #12 
  - hope my edit makes it sound better  greenbriar   Aug-10-05 09:57 PM   #15 

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