posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 05:59 PM
actually, RedOctober, it is well on the way to becoming a reality in Australia. The Howard administration has, for a long time, been shrinking the
size of government, removing measures for accountability in government, and outsourcing EVERYTHING! Everything from office stationery to software
systems to power the government databases are being outsourced, in an effort to make the government more 'economical'. However, this mentality is
fraught with danger. Historically, the smaller the government the more secretive, dictatorial, unaccountable and UNDEMOCRATIC it becomes. This isn't
me talking, its professors at my university, where they recently had a big conference on this issue.
[edit on 17-11-2004 by General Zapata]