So I am not allowed to go to sleep or take a crap? Jeez!Ok, you've had enough time to get the answer to post #70 and you haven't. So you advocate privatized fire departments without knowing the history or the problems with them, so I'll tell you. Like in the case of the airport, the private fire departments charged for their services. In residential areas they went door-to-door soliciting subscriptions to services. When a homeowner subscribed, they would get a sign to put in their front window to indicate they were a paying customer. And when there was a fire, the fire truck would arrive at the address and look for the sign. If there was none, the fire truck would protect any neighbors' property if they had a sign in their window, or they would turn around and go back to the firehouse and let the home burn. If they put out the fire even though the homeowner had not subscribed, it would cause every other homeowner to not subscribe because the fire department would put out the fire anyway. And the fire department would go broke.
The decision was that privatized fire protection didn't work and it was stopped. And here you are in 2020 advocating it again.
I feel like there is a few things missing from this talk. Now i may be off on these but I’ve no doubt it will be brought to my attentionSo I am not allowed to go to sleep or take a crap? Jeez!
It doesn't have to be done that way anymore. I told you that I do know the history but do not have to be bound by history. Historically blacks in America were enslaved and then segregated and people thought that was right too, should we not move forward or do we need to be bound by historical failure?
Communities can have gates and have HOAs and if you want to live in those communities then you must agree to pay the price and follow the rules. I live in one of those and it includes private security and First Response units. I certainly would pay for a fire truck too.
I also agree that people should not get any service that they prefer not to pay into. It is their right if they want to allow their house to burn down and they also have to reimburse others if the fire from their house causes damage to others.
It is the same with money. I have the right to do whatever I want with my money. I can give it away to the needy, to the rich, to my kids or simply throw it in the fireplace and roast marshmallows.
Really? So NGOs and companies owned by Deemocrats do not want cheap advertising? They prefer to pay top dollar to reach the least amount of people? You seem to blame the GOP for everything! You sound worse than unreasonable? Do you blame the GOP when it rains or when the dog makes a mess on the carpet? Do you blame Trump when you internet goes down? Come on.What is killing the Post Office isn't that they aren't competitive: they are very cheap/reliable. The problem is all the JUNK MAIL. Bulk (aka "junk") mail uses about 75-80% of the post office's resources and only accounts for about 10-20% of the income. Thank the GOP for that, btw (got to make advertising cheap as possible for big business, even if it cost the taxpayers money!). This is nothing less than subsidizing advertising for businesses, at at taxpayer expense no less. Add in the aggravation of junk mail filling mailboxes everyday, the massive waste of resources (how many trees are felled for worthless junk mail every year?), and it's little less than a disaster for the American taxpayer/consumer.
Now we are getting somewhere! As I said earlier:Cut out the junk/bulk mail and get rid of the unneeded workers, and the Post Office would be quite profitable, not that it needs to be profitable (it's supposed to be a public service, aka "profit neutral").
And I am glad you have come to the same conclusion.If the post office can do well by cutting the fat and building up again then good for them. Or else let them die, it will be better for everyone since we won't have to pay for life support anymore.
I am not sure what caste system you are talking about but there are as many lobbyists, lobbying for liberal interests as there are for conservative. Donald Trump's biggest selling point was not the wall but that he is not a politician cannot be owned by anyone.but as we have seen from history it can also create caste systems and allow business to incorporate and we end up with big pharm , Walmart and lobbyists.
Bull shit. Show us. I bet you're confusing public interests with liberal interests. RW corporate lobbyists continually plead for special goodies and breaks -- that's why Republicans exist.... but there are as many lobbyists, lobbying for liberal interests as there are for conservative.
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