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PRIVATIZATION: Government for the people

Letter by Barbara J. Ullrich, Tacoma on Sep. 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 80 Comments »
September 29, 2011 12:36 pm

The Constitution’s preamble clearly states that one of the nation’s goals is to “promote the general welfare.”

The U.S. Postal Service, for example, pays for itself. What more could you ask? It even delivers to rural areas for the other companies because it’s cost-effective. Prices would go up with privatization because private owners would require profits.

Members of Congress have wonderful single-payer health care. As patients, I wonder if they think it is dangerously socialist. I doubt it. Medicare is less generous but is also run by the government, and should not be privatized.

There must be good people in Congress. Do they think there is no way around letting large corporations and the super-rich manipulate laws, clearly not promoting the general welfare? I believe there is another way. Let’s encourage our representatives to go there.

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