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2,107 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Guerrilla

Should all government services be privatized?

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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/03 - 11:17:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. otherwise people would live in dire poverty
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/03 - 11:26:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
You saw what happened when they mearly "deregulated" electricity here in California.

Private industry doesn't care about people. They are more interested in their bottom line than they are in the peoples actual needs. They shouldn't be in charge of "helping".

And I don't trust the stock market "taking care" of my retirement - I want government guarenteed Social Security.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/03 - 12:32:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/7/03 - 11:03:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
NO WAY! Business is out to hurt the people. Only government can protect us.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/7/03 - 12:17:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ Not that I really trust my government right now, either.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 12/7/03 - 2:05:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
i don't necessarily trust the government either..but i do like my job..have to say "no"
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 12/11/03 - 2:16:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I believe that some services should be privatized. It would allow for competition among the businesses that would provide those services. There was a really informative documentary about privatization by John Stossal a while back that we saw in my government class.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 12/22/03 - 7:38:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
The California deregulation case is a bad example, wanderer. They only deregulated half the industry. That being what producers (companies that produced electricity) could charge suppliers (companies that ran the electricity to consumers); and not what those suppliers could charge producers. Therefore, suppliers could not pass on price fluctuations to the end users, and the natural balance of supply and demand was thrown out of wack. While my state, Pennsylvania, on the other hand did it right and FULLY deregulated the industry and our service has never been better!
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/24/03 - 11:06:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely not.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 12/24/03 - 2:02:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
not ALL that would be too much
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 12/25/03 - 12:28:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
definitely not...
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 1:10:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
No only things like medicine and education. The government should have a large police force and a huge army, and it should wire-tap everyone who is to the left of Fox News.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 1:32:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don is a fool and Al Sharpton is the devil.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 1:35:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
“White folks was in caves while we was building empires. We taught
philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek
homos ever got around to it.”

Get back in your cave, Greek homo.
And you're a woman, too. Get back in the kitchen.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 12/27/03 - 8:11:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm for social healthcare. Private healthcare is not the solution. It's a shame that we're the richest nation in the world and our citizens receive substandard healthcare compared to other nations.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 12/29/03 - 10:30:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I really dont think so. Not all of it... that would be a bit too much
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 12/29/03 - 8:57:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
no. I don't trust big business
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 1/4/04 - 3:15:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Capitalism is the devil.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/11/04 - 1:12:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
not at all...most of decisions the governement makes effect us, why should it be a secret?...
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/11/04 - 4:02:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
In buissnes companies money talks, so if there's a service which doesn't pay then there are two (general) choices the company can do: Increase service fee or cancel the service.

The goverment -must- be in place to offer services which the people (particulary poor people) can afford and live by.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 2/20/04 - 9:02:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Perdante... privatizing means making government operations done by private companies.

Private = companies/individuals
public = gov't

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/11/04 - 10:50:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that once government privitizes they can't regulate the standards. It is very important for things like health care and education to be government controlled, because then in a sense the people control it.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/14/04 - 5:19:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Privatizing is normally beneficial to the consumer due to the competition. But, the answer to this question is a NO, and I'll give you one example. It is the government's job to provide the security of a nation thru arm forces and let say if you privatize that and say if a missile goes thru California heading for Nevada, the company responsible for providing protection in california would not get involved since it is out of their area of coverage....IMAGINE THAT
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 9/22/04 - 7:13:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On one hand, it is good to generate competition, since traditionally government services have been below average quality since everyone wants a free handout. On the other hand, when services are privatized, corporations become gigantic conglomerates under which the people only help make the rich richer and the masses poorer. A good example of this is auto insurance. In Illinois, it is mandatory to have auto insurance. Of course insurance companies can gouge you because it's a legal requirement. Because of this, it costs ungodly amounts of money for someone my age to even drive a car, one of the necessities of life. Now, if the government were to provide low-cost auto insurance, the price of which would be included in the registration fees, a lot more people would have an extra bill every month lifted. The only problem of course, is claims would be investigated by the government, and payouts for liability may be held in red tape.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 9/22/04 - 7:15:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Capitalism is the devil."
Every nation that has denounced capitalism has failed or is the third world country. 'Nuff said.

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