Saturday, June 18, 2011

Privatization At The Heart Of Divisive Battles In Wisconsin

The name of the GOP game in government these days is privatization. It is a game in which corporations seek to play with public money to provide services traditionally delivered by the public sector. There are very few cases, if any, in which privatization has benefited the public interest, whether measured in terms of cost or services provided. In Wisconsin, public outcry led the Walker administration to remove a provision to sell state power plants in no-bid deals without public comment, but the Fitzwalkerstan gang is still pushing the privatization agenda hard.

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