View Poll Results: Which is more costly to our society: Government waste or corporate greed?

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Thread: Which is more costly to our society: Government waste or corporate greed?

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    Which is more costly to our society: Government waste or corporate greed?

    The GOP's idea is that privatizing everything is better and cheaper than government control.
    What do you think?

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    First of all that is not an idea they have.

    Reducing government regulation is not the same as wanting to privatize everything.

    And you have to admit that the government fails miserably in many things it controls.

    Look at the success of private industry who has now entered the space business, they are doing things far quicker and cheaper then NASA was in some areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    The GOP's idea is that privatizing everything is better and cheaper than government control.
    What do you think?
    Then let's hire mercenaries to fight our wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Then let's hire mercenaries to fight our wars.
    Suspect we already do that behind the scenes more than we know. Blackwater has been behind a great deal of overseas conflicts recently. Erik Prince has gotten wealthy off of it, as has Craft International. Who do you think does the CIAs dirty work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Suspect we already do that behind the scenes more than we know. Blackwater has been behind a great deal of overseas conflicts recently. Erik Prince has gotten wealthy off of it, as has Craft International. Who do you think does the CIAs dirty work?
    Compare the astronomical pay of a Blackwater mercenary to that of a U.S. GI. and then compare their relative morality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Then let's hire mercenaries to fight our wars.
    Don't we already do that to a large extent? Iraq/Afghanistan is full of private armies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    Don't we already do that to a large extent? Iraq/Afghanistan is full of private armies
    Agreed, but I'd say to some extent rather than large extent. And, aren't they engaged primarily in support services rather than doing the actual fighting?

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    Wonder how much we'd all save if we weren't gouged by the pharmaceutical industry in this country?
    A fair profit is fine......rape is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Agreed, but I'd say to some extent rather than large extent. And, aren't they engaged primarily in support services rather than doing the actual fighting?
    We don't know, that money is "off the books." Dark ops that sort of thing. Stuff they say is high level classified so it cant be itemized in the budget but still adds trillions to it. I bet we would be shocked how much it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Wonder how much we'd all save if we weren't gouged by the pharmaceutical industry in this country?
    A fair profit is fine......rape is not.
    Pharma and defense are massive job machines in the US. Which is why most of our politicians refuse to cut them in any way. They provide jobs for their districts. That's why its allowed to continue. I mean come on when Sanders was pushing single payer during the campaign we heard people say "its too aggressive what will do with those jobs in the health insurance industry?" Too many will lose their jobs.

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