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(Opposing Views)   Judge who sold kids into juvenile facilities over minor offenses is now complaining that the prison sentence given to him was excessive   ( divider line
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2013-08-02 01:47:04 PM  

Latinwolf: mooseyfate: ImpendingCynic: HAMMERTOE: Every last thing the government gets involved in, costs a minimum of twice as much as it did when left up to private enterprise.

Really? It costs you 23 cents or less to send a letter across the country in 2-3 days with UPS or FedEx?

No, but at least it'll actually get there and it won't be your fault if THEY lose it.

Libertarian logic, either claim it'll cost less when done by private enterprise, and when proven wrong, add "so what it if coasts more it'll still be better".  And this "it won't be your fault if they lose it" is total bullshait, that's the first thing a private company will claim to avoid having to compensate in any way.  Only a big business ass kisser would attempt to claim that.

Or I was just making a joke on

/but yes, I guess it HAS to be libertarian big business ass-kisser angle...
2013-08-02 05:03:18 PM  
Sorry, this may be a stupid question...butI am confused on why so many petty "crimes" (making fun of a principal on Facebook, for one) were even being brought before a judge to be involved with. The judge is a farking monster, to be sure, but doesn't the issue of the police arresting kids for things that are not criminal need to be addressed as well?
2013-08-03 12:53:09 AM  

Private_Citizen: HAMMERTOE: ltdanman44: This is why prisons and healthcare should NOT be for-profit

Prisons, I'm right there with you on, but Healthcare? I hate to be the guy who walks into the DMV and yells out, "These are the people you want running your healthcare?", but damn. Every last thing the government gets involved in, costs a minimum of twice as much as it did when left up to private enterprise. Not to mention, you've got your cases of entrenchment, where pay is entirely divorced from performance. You know what they call the guy who graduates at the very bottom of his medical class? "Doctor." Now, compound that fact with the ponderous rate of service at your typical DMV, and the lack of accountability legislated into the current Law Enforcement model, and suddenly, you have doctors who take forever to give you the wrong treatment, and no recourse for you when your husband/ wife/ child dies.

The problem with the system is too many bureaucrats have entrenched their selves into it without adding any value whatsoever. Adding several layers of government bureaucrats can only serve to worsen it exponentially.

Not trying to buy into your threadjack, but medicare handles the oldest and the sickest, and does it for a fraction of the cost private insurers charge the young and healthy.

/I'll see your bureaucrat and raise you with CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Pres, VPs, Board of directors and shareholders.

Read up on cost-shifting before you credit Medicare for being efficient.

/hint: why is private health insurance so expensive?
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