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Old 04-16-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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This article points out how despite the lies of government cheerleaders, most of whom are on the government dole that government is incapable of running any business without it becoming a liability to the taxpayers.
In addition the really scary pathetic truth is that government is no more competent at running an education system as it is at running a business.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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This fallacy again?

Government and business are different types of entities, with different goals, different success metrics and hopefully, differently skilled professionals at the helm.

To simply set up the "business great/government bad" dichotomy is reductionistic and foolish.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Yep. Government has no profit/loss motive like a private business.

This is what makes them completey inefficient. I doubt there is one government program that pays for itself.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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This fallacy again?

Government and business are different types of entities, with different goals, different success metrics and hopefully, differently skilled professionals at the helm.

To simply set up the "business great/government bad" dichotomy is reductionistic and foolish.
Government has to spend money to work- if they spend too much they have the power by force to take more from the people.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Yep. Government has no profit/loss motive like a private business.

This is what makes them completey inefficient. I doubt there is one government program that pays for itself.
Those fools who work for Government are clueless when it comes to finances.
They are like a desperate house wife addicted to QVC.

Government cannot even run a gambling operation and make it profitable.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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THE GREAT POSTAL FRAUD « The Burning Platform

This article points out how despite the lies of government cheerleaders, most of whom are on the government dole that government is incapable of running any business without it becoming a liability to the taxpayers.
In addition the really scary pathetic truth is that government is no more competent at running an education system as it is at running a business.

Poor context...

In a related story, MLB umpire incapable of throwing 100 mph fastball.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Those fools who work for Government are clueless when it comes to finances.
They are like a desperate house wife addicted to QVC.

Government cannot even run a gambling operation and make it profitable.
Anything but your opinion?
I know a lot of well-educated, highly literate financial managers in the government.

How about those Wall Street Bankers?

Well, shot your theory.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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This fallacy again?

Government and business are different types of entities, with different goals, different success metrics and hopefully, differently skilled professionals at the helm.

To simply set up the "business great/government bad" dichotomy is reductionistic and foolish.
No one said anything about a good / bad dichotomy; it is about what is efficient and what works.
When it comes to providing services, it is clear that government is inefficient and needs to be kept at the bare minimum in order to protect the taxpayer’s interests.
Ever expanding government is detrimental to the economy, and provides a platform for the abuse we see in government at all levels.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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No one said anything about a good / bad dichotomy; it is about what is efficient and what works.
When it comes to providing services, it is clear that government is inefficient and needs to be kept at the bare minimum in order to protect the taxpayer’s interests.
Ever expanding government is detrimental to the economy, and provides a platform for the abuse we see in government at all levels.
Profitability, solvency are inappropriate benchmarks for government. Efficiency is, however, government has many "clients" that are involuntary and provide many services that provide no return. It's not lost on conservatives that these services that provide no return are generally spent on "other" people. (And if a conservative is receiving government services-- They deserve it, right?)

To simply shrink government because of perceived inefficiencies -- although it could be argued in some areas government is more efficient. How much of medicare money is spent on overhead and admin? A lot less than insurance companies spend-- is short sighted because business will never serve involuntary populations and non-profitable enterprises in a proper manner.

Or perhaps you liked the case of a PA judge being paid off to send juveniles to a profitable private prison? (One example among many)
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: texas
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No one said anything about a good / bad dichotomy; it is about what is efficient and what works.
When it comes to providing services, . it is clear that government is inefficient and needs to be kept at the bare minimum in order to protect the taxpayer’s interests
Ever expanding government is detrimental to the economy, and provides a platform for the abuse we see in government at all levels.
What services are you lacking? Do you have roads to your home, clean drinking water, an oil lamp, do you have a out house? Do you burn your garbage?...ect.
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