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Sat May 16, 2015, 09:15 AM

 

What is wrong with our Federal, State, and Local Governments?

They have been eroded by privatization. Profiting off of what should be a strengthening of "The Commons". A strengthening of the Public Sector.

Conservative/Libertarian answer? More privatization.




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Reply What is wrong with our Federal, State, and Local Governments? (Original post)
SHRED May 2015 OP
Orsino May 2015 #1
Proud Liberal Dem May 2015 #2
CanonRay May 2015 #3
SHRED May 2015 #4
SHRED May 2015 #5
longship May 2015 #6

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 09:21 AM

1. Money. Money is what's wrong.

We let it in, and it started voting for itself.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 09:22 AM

2. Things seemed to start turning to poo

the minute Republicans were able to start "profitizing" all kinds of previous public goods/services (i.e. utilities, schools, prisons) and running their fingers through government agencies. And then they use the resulting dysfunction and dissatisfaction to advocate for even MORE "profitization"



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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 09:25 AM

3. Money in politics is the root problem

No one represents US. Those with money write the agenda and the laws. Everything else is a smoke screen.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2015, 09:29 AM

4. Yes it is and...

 

...the more privatization the more money is made to influence legislation.
A vicious cycle. A revolving door.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 09:45 AM

5. The public sector is a democracy

 

A visit to City Hall and City Council meetings goes a long way.

The private sector is a dictatorship. You have no say unless you work for a collective or are in a union.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:18 AM

6. Money, and Gerrymandering. That is what's wrong. nt

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