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Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:12 AM
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Executive order 12803
.......signed by George Bush Sr. in 1992, which authorized the selling off of infrastructure to private parties.


http://waterindustry.org/12803.htm
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:14 AM
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1. It worked so well with the power companies
why not sell everything, even the presses that print our money.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:34 AM
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4. What makes you think they haven't sold those already?
I mean, I try to keep up on all this disgusting shit, but...how would we know, really?
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:25 AM
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2. Back several years ago I read an article either in my local newspaper
or the Tennessean, that stated that any water department that used federal funds for upgrades had language inserted into the contract that said that privatization would be a consideration.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:30 AM
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3. What could possibly be more profitable? Build it on the taxpayers
dime, sell it for a tiny fraction of its worth to a company that can then suck out every penny, while putting nothing back in, until it falls apart. Then they can buy a couple of politiwhores (the very cheapest kind) to get the taxpayers to fix it up, since it is probably an essential facility/service, get some concessions from previously mentioned politiwhores, raise the price to to pay for the repairs/upgrades that they didn't pay for anyway, and repeat.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:46 AM
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6. Sounds about right
"The private sector can always do things better" :puke:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:45 AM
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5. corrupt republicon cronies line their own pockets
at the public expense.

So republicon...

Why do they hate America?
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:49 AM
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7. Folks, The Order Is 14 Years Old. Get A Grip
We've been living under this order for 14 years, all through Clinton's Presidency and all Through The Great Failure's years. How much damage has it done so far?
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:35 AM
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10. Take a look at the electrical infrastructure and tell me.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:46 AM
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12. It May Suprise You To Learn That Almost No Utilities Would Qualify
Have any of you actually read the Order?
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:45 AM
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11. As much damage as unchecked cancer would cause
Or termites.

Unfortunately it will be too late to act once the damage becomes readily apparent.
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:49 AM
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8. And the slick part of this is
That no law had to be passed or it put to a vote in the light of day.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:59 AM
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9. Their idea of an ownership society is really destructive to our
infrastructure, and should be mentioned until we put everything back. Let's start with the ports.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 07:59 AM
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13. Traitor to America.......
selling out the American people and their country
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 02:27 PM
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14. Selling out the Commons, the foundation of our national community.
When they privatize the last vestiges of our government, then government will no longer be responsive to We the People because corporations are considered people. They will exercise their 1st amendment right to free speech, & conversely, their freedom not to speak & the 4th amendment will protect them from unreasonable search & seizure. We the People will have no recourse.
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