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Zach
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A small line from the debate...

...that I missed.
profit

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And so you’ve got higher administrative costs, plus profit on top of that.


He really hates the concept of profits.


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re: A small line from the debate...
He is an economic egalatarian, Z; that would create and Orwellian government to 'spread the wealth around'. I think they called em Communists back in the last century. But that was before Che' t-shirts became popular in the mainstream.

Herding cats.



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RidiculousHype
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re: A small line from the debate...
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profit


Obama's saying insurance companies will not offer as good a deal as govt insurance, because they have to make a profit, so they jack up their prices.

What he doesn't get is that the profit motive is the reason why private companies are more efficient, innovative, and customer service oriented than a govt operation.


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He truly believes we'd have a more equatable world if profit motive were removed from the equation. The problem there is that nothing would get done with any degree of efficiency.


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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: A small line from the debate...
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What he doesn't get is that the profit motive is the reason why private companies are more efficient, innovative, and customer service oriented than a govt operation.

Then why isn't our entire national defense contracted out to private interests?


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re: A small line from the debate...
It is in Iraq right now.


RCDfan1950
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Then why isn't our entire national defense contracted out to private interests?


Cause it would be the Chinese that ended up running it!

In that vein...did you watch 60 Minutes last nite. Just suc and issue developing in the Communications Technology sector, as it relates to National Security.



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ottothewise
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re: A small line from the debate...
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What he doesn't get is that the profit motive is the reason why private companies are more efficient, innovative, and customer service oriented than a govt operation.



not.

medicare provide more for less.



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WildTchoupitoulas
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It is in Iraq right now.




Radiojones
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And they are doing a good job.


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Holden Caulfield
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Then why isn't our entire national defense contracted out to private interests?

It pretty much is isn't it? All the new technology is coming from private companies competing for contracts.
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WildTchoupitoulas
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It pretty much is isn't it?

Uh...


...not even close.

How many men and women in the uniform of the US Army?

How many ships defending our shores are privately registered?

I'm talking about Fed Ex while you're pointing at the US Post Office.


Holden Caulfield
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How many men and women in the uniform of the US Army?

Sorry, I had no idea you were going that far over the top. If you can't see the downside to a private militia, and the reasons we don't go that route, then I don't know what to tell you.


WildTchoupitoulas
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If you can't see the downside to a private militia, and the reasons we don't go that route, then I don't know what to tell you.

But, but, but...
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private companies are more efficient, innovative, and customer service oriented than a govt operation.

Is the above true, or not?


Holden Caulfield
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Is the above true, or not?

Wild, national security trumps efficiency every time. We don't contract out to private militias for national security reasons.

Yea, they probably would be run with more efficiency but most of us probably wouldn't sleep as well at night knowing they exist.
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Radiojones
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I believe the postal service and military are required by the Constitution.

I can tell you as someone that spent 6 years in the Army the military is the least efficient organization I have ever seen. I can also assure you that if the law allowed for it Fed Ex would run circles around the postal service.


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WildTchoupitoulas
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Wild, national security trumps efficiency every time. We don't contract out to private militias for national security reasons. Yea, they probably would be run with more efficiency but most of us probably wouldn't sleep as well at night knowing they exist.


Wrong, they're simply called "Market Failures" LINK. The free market doesn't work best in every single case, I'm just trying to get some on here to acknowledge that.

Maybe it's nmot most efficient to allow private to take over our national defense completely, just as it may be a market failure to allow the market to profit off of ill-health.


Holden Caulfield
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Maybe it's nmot most efficient to allow private to take over our national defense completely

Thankfully we'll never know. However any private enterprise/militia unable to operate efficiently enough to produce a profit will cease to exist.

Our current military has no such concerns.


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