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Why not privatize FEMA and contract it out to Wal-Mart?

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by N8 v2.0, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Great idea!!! :thumb:

     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    They need to privatize the Army Corps of Engineers. That way someone will be making big profits and can lobby congress to actually pass funding to build some infrastructure, along with some tax cuts of course.
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :Paging Haliburton:
     
  4. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    That's the problem with this idea. It looks good in theory, but the reality is that it's still government, and therefore everything would get contracted at a grossly inflated price to a firm that would make FEMA look like geniuses.
     
  5. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Unless the money being doled out is tied to a true performance metric, it doesn't matter who is running it. It will be inefficient and most likely corrupt. WalMart is well run because they're forced to be. You award them a government contract and those forces cease to exist.

    I would love nothing more than to flip our government (local, state, federal, you name it) upside down and shake it clean; but privatising doesn't work if there's no accountability to the paying market.
     
  6. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I agree Ohio. If you want a great example simply look at the history of British Rail.