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flyingfysh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-13-06 03:40 PM
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4. businesses often go bankrupt
Any enterprise that is "run like a business" often cuts employees to save money, and is dedicated to make a profit rather than provide a constant, dependable level of service.

A government agency is expected to be around for decades at least, doing pretty much the same things, providing services to taxpayers.
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  -Is privatization of government services a good idea? yurbud  Apr-13-06 03:24 PM   #0 
  - assumption is that government services are paid for by taxpayers without  sojourner   Apr-13-06 03:28 PM   #1 
  - I agree. Not only does the public lose control of vital resources this  izzybeans   Apr-13-06 03:34 PM   #2 
  - No, however something along those lines...  skids   Apr-13-06 03:34 PM   #3 
  - businesses often go bankrupt  flyingfysh   Apr-13-06 03:40 PM   #4 
  - "run like a business" --I work at gov't body like that--community college  yurbud   Apr-13-06 03:54 PM   #7 
  - It depends  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-13-06 03:42 PM   #5 
  - where has privatized tax collection worked?  yurbud   Apr-13-06 03:55 PM   #8 
     - That Would Depend On What You Mean By Work, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-13-06 04:33 PM   #11 
        - Collect less than entitled but more than willing to collect  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-13-06 05:21 PM   #14 
  - Generally, It Is Not A Good Idea, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-13-06 03:49 PM   #6 
  - thank you -- now I can vote NO  Douglas Carpenter   Apr-13-06 04:02 PM   #9 
  - Which services?  gratuitous   Apr-13-06 04:11 PM   #10 
  - Any time a Rep[ublican says privatization  MrBenchley   Apr-13-06 05:06 PM   #12 
  - Quite True, Sir  The Magistrate   Apr-13-06 05:11 PM   #13 
  - Love that Emerson quote  MrBenchley   Apr-14-06 07:32 AM   #18 
  - Repubs mean Privatization of Profits  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-13-06 05:22 PM   #15 
     - They also mean that ome of their sonsabitches  MrBenchley   Apr-14-06 07:31 AM   #17 
  - Let me see....  Ciggies and coffee   Apr-13-06 06:02 PM   #16 
  - I voted "Other" because it's not a black-and-white issue  Armstead   Apr-14-06 08:26 AM   #19 
  - NO! It's legalized corruption, tailor made for graft.  Neil Lisst   Apr-14-06 01:50 PM   #20 
  - Absolutely!  breakfastofchampions   Apr-14-06 02:00 PM   #21 
  - Got your Republican talking points, do ya?  Oregonian   Apr-17-06 03:00 AM   #23 
  - "Wasteful" is code for the money went to middle and lower class  izzybeans   Apr-17-06 08:38 AM   #24 
     - Right.  Oregonian   Apr-17-06 10:15 AM   #25 
        - My wife's school is a charter school and they are a hybrid private-public  izzybeans   Apr-17-06 12:01 PM   #26 
        - The government is a bloated monopoly  breakfastofchampions   Apr-17-06 02:31 PM   #27 
  - And private enterprise ...  ieoeja   Apr-17-06 04:27 PM   #29 
     - what the problem is  breakfastofchampions   Apr-18-06 04:30 AM   #32 
  - The private sector sees government as a cash cow.  Mountainman   Apr-14-06 02:04 PM   #22 
  - None of your answers fit my view  slackmaster   Apr-17-06 03:35 PM   #28 
  - Though I answered "NO".  ieoeja   Apr-17-06 04:30 PM   #30 
     - Socialist.  slackmaster   Apr-17-06 05:20 PM   #31 
  - It's always a disaster...more costly and less efficient.  leesa   Apr-18-06 09:36 AM   #33 

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