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Question:  Privatizing
Yay   -14 (60.9%)
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« on: April 21, 2006, 05:53:44 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 06:01:09 pm »
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With regulation...

Look at the mess we're facing over here in MD.  You being from CA of places should know better.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006, 06:05:09 pm »
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Privatizing what exactly? Utilities? Public Transportation? Law Enforcement? Education?

Unless you're more specific I can't give an opinion.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2006, 08:07:01 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 08:13:51 pm »
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Only extremists on both sides would answer either yes or no to every single form of privatization that there is.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 08:14:54 pm »
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Only extremists on both sides would answer either yes or no to every single form of privatization that there is.

you're an X-treme moderate.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2006, 03:42:29 am »
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Only extremists on both sides would answer either yes or no to every single form of privatization that there is.

Very true!  Though as a generalization I would say that privatization has been excessive in most countries - as in there are many cases where the privatization has been detrimental to the commoners.  On the other hand, privatization's main purpose is to create an opportunity to hugely enrich the wealth and politically well connected, so from the perspective of this class privatization is an unmitigated good.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2006, 11:29:31 am »
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With regulation...

Look at the mess we're facing over here in MD.  You being from CA of places should know better.

He's talking about the utilities.  I agree that utilities should have at least SOME regulation, otherwise we'd be facing even more Enron-style problems that California had to deal with in 2002.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2006, 07:20:03 pm »
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I agree that utilities should have at least SOME regulation, otherwise we'd be facing even more Enron-style problems that California had to deal with in 2002.

The problem with Enron wasn't deregulation but rather misregulation.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006, 11:57:46 am »
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It depends on the industry. In some cases it's been good, in others, less so.
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2006, 03:19:09 pm »
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70-90% Its Nay for me.
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2006, 03:13:16 am »
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Nay

Privatizing is all the rage, but it only leads to trouble down the road. After the companies make money from privatization, they are unable to deliver services. Then the government has to bale them out, which is wasted money thats only spent because Americans are so frightened of the government running anything other than the post offices.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2006, 08:17:40 am »
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I'm assuming your talking federal level here. I definitely support a smaller federal government, and many branches of the federal government don't really need to be branches of the federal government. I'm thinking FDA, Transportation, those sorts of things.

Some of these things can be dealt with better on a state level, while it would make a great deal of sense to privatize others.
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2006, 09:53:02 pm »
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I favor privatizing than not.
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