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boudreaumw

Member Since 16 Jul 2007
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In Topic: World's largest gaming convention threatens to leave Indiana if governor...

Today, 06:37 PM

I don't believe I've ever argued for private emt, police or fire fighters? I know some radical anarcho-capitalist that believe in it but I just find it a bridge to far. I am however against federal funding for those services but that's not the same as calling for private companies taking over.

So you do draw the line in some place with privatizing everything?

 

Would you support private companies owning roads the right to deny service to groups of people?


In Topic: World's largest gaming convention threatens to leave Indiana if governor...

Today, 06:35 PM

I can only speak to here locally I'm not going to pretend to know how it is nation wide but about 4 years ago I remember in Flagler county they built sidewalks that literally totaled 1 million dollars per mile. But no one really cared because it was 80% paid for by federal development grants. Now if it was Flagler county paying for the sidewalks how much do you think per mile it would've cost?

depends on how corrupt the politicians that gave the "winning bid" out were I suppose. 


In Topic: World's largest gaming convention threatens to leave Indiana if governor...

Today, 05:52 PM

Then like any other party that defaults on a contract they are subject to legal consequences and likely out of business. Those companies wouldn't be around for long.

Full private EMT service, police server, fire departments, trash collectors with no government oversight. Surely none of those will focus on making the most money at the expense of their "customers" right? Surely they won't deny service because of deeply held  beliefs right?


In Topic: World's largest gaming convention threatens to leave Indiana if governor...

Today, 05:50 PM

But the Money is coming from Washington, then being passed to the State, who is then passing it to the County, that is then passing it to the City..................

yes but it is still localized but also not all of it comes from washington. Some does. Some comes form state taxes or sales tax. 


In Topic: World's largest gaming convention threatens to leave Indiana if governor...

Today, 04:38 PM

Even if you just localized the infrastructure it would help. like boudreauw said it's the amount of times the money is changing hands that leads to so much waste.

But the infrastructure is localized already. At the state level. I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure everything but highway maintenance is overseen at the state level. In a lot of cases it is then passed down to the city level.