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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:47 PM
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Poll question: What privatization should we embrace?
Aren't you tired of justifying American socialism? From now on, those who want goods and services should pay for them directly. What good or service needs privatization the most?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:50 PM
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1. i don't think you'll find very many actual pro-privatization folks here.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:53 PM
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4. I'm not too sure about that....n/t
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:57 PM
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7. i've been here since DU began, and if there are people saying that, they are most likely fakes.
we have had infamous trolls who kept cover for *'s entire first term, then flamed out after the 04 election.

doesn't make sense to me but stranger shit has happened here.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:51 PM
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2. If we privitize the Military, does that mean I won't have to pay for wars I don't want?
Deal.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:52 PM
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3. absolutely....n/t
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 01:58 AM
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25. Thats not how it works. The government just subs it out and hands out public funds
All your examples seem to miss the crux of privatization, which is just a handout to private industry to perform the services government can do at half the price and twice the efficiency.
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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:53 PM
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5. I support none of it.
Every option you've provided makes a bad decision if privatized.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:55 PM
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6. not even the library?....n/t
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burnsei sensei Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:57 PM
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9. Especially not the library.
nt
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 11:00 PM
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11. Libraries are becoming obsolete
At least the brick and mortar ones, anyway.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:57 PM
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8. I do not want ANY of our social services privatized...
I actually want to see ALL utilities Socialized to be quite honest.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 10:58 PM
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10. The only reason anyone ever wants to privatize anything is greed
Someone will make money off privatization.

Just think, get someone else (the government) to create, develop and perfect a business then have your crony buddies in the government farm that business out so you can make boatload of money without investing a fucking dime.

Yeah, privatization is great if you the one making the profit from the people.

:nuke:
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 11:05 PM
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12. Weights and measures
Why is the gummint interfering with the free market like that? :eyes:
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 11:20 PM
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15. good question....
....it makes no sense at all....bathroom scales are quite inexpensive....
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 11:11 PM
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13. Marijuana Production ???
I wouldn't trust the government to grow good pot.

:evilgrin:
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-10 11:17 PM
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14. oh my, I certainly wouldn't....n/t
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NoNothing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:25 AM
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16. Missing option:
Spaceflight.

Oops, too late!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:35 AM
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17. Republicans.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:39 AM
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18. I proposed a voucher system for the military to a school voucher proponent on DU
He didn't think it was very funny when I turned that argument around on him.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:41 AM
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19. You did that?
:spank:

and

:rofl:
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:46 AM
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20. OMG it was fun too!
I got really into it! :D It's way down in a subthread here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Some days you just have to say something or you'll be chewing through the restraints! :hi:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:50 AM
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22. Oh you are naughty!
I guess I missed that - and I'm surprised the OP on that one is still here. Haven't seen him lately.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:59 AM
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23. I think we scared him.
:evilgrin: I couldn't believe that he actually thought I was serious and couldn't see his own stuff being thrown back at him. Do you know, I think he might not actually have been a Democrat? :sarcasm: lol
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 01:00 AM
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24. He did seem pretty clueless.
You played it well.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 12:46 AM
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21. There is one tempting option
There are a few pricks that have cheated me over the years I'd like to take care of myself :evilgrin:
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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 02:08 AM
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26. You forgot prisons. I want the prisons to be privatized (and not subsidized by the public).
When the privatized prisons have to raise their money from the prisoners... then only the rich will be imprisoned. (I think that's called supply and demand... ;))
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Umbral Donating Member (969 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 02:30 AM
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27. None. nt
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