posted on Aug, 17 2003 @ 06:57 PM
MA if I am say a business man and you a politician and I donate $10,000,000 to your campaign of which of course only $100,000 is actually in cash.
When the time comes to ask if I am protecting the interests of the United States what would your response be?
If my business is integral to the operation of this country to what extent will the government be checking in on how I apply the money they are given
for things related to maintaining my operation up to current standards?
Privatization means a private company takes over what was the responsibility of the government as a whole.
A good example of this is Energy, weapons development, social service programs, public transportation, health care, environmental concerns, prisons
and the list goes on.
The consideration is "less government" involved with the masses which from a certain standpoint is seen as a good thing. But the problem is that
private industries have no motivation to act in the interests of the masses, there motivation to act is profits and stockholders (in that order).
As a result in the example presented of course I did not spend the $100,000,000 (taxes) given to me by the government over the last ten years to
improve and facilitate the needs of those outside my inner circle. What I did do was hire accountants and lawyers to make it seem on paper that
everything is fine and when that government official (inspector), came to look at how the money had been spent I showed him exactly what he wanted to
Back during Hurricane Andrew and interesting thing was discovered. Homes which were part of communities in which a person interested in purchasing
looked at a model found his home destroyed (after the storm) but the model he had looked at was still standing (not even a window had been damaged).
The investigation as to how this was possible revealed that inspectors responsible for determining if the homes were sound only inspected the models.