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SLD
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join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA
reply to footballdude

Re: Gov't and clear goals don't belong in the same sentence

I never said that corporations waste much. I said they reap much larger profits when possible than the gov't will waste.


lakerfan82

join:2009-01-30
Corona, CA
said by SLD:

I never said that corporations waste much. I said they reap much larger profits when possible than the gov't will waste.
Thats simply not true as many on this forum have already shown. Furthermore, how much profit a company makes is frankly none of your concern (this is a free country, is it not?). If you think Exxon makes too much money, no one is stopping you from buying your gas at Shell. Its really that simple.


SLD
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join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA
Nobody has "shown" anything. And if you read my argument, it is simply that the gov't can provide services at lower cost to its citizens than a private corporation can because there is no profit to consider. Plain and simple. If you "guys" want to make more of it than that, then have fun, but I'm tired of arguing points that others are fabricating and claiming that I wrote such.


lakerfan82

join:2009-01-30
Corona, CA
Your argument is based solely on the "Theory" that since the government has no profit incentive, it can produce goods at a lower price than a profit driven private business. In "theory" that seems reasonable until you realize that since the government has no competition, it also has no "incentive" to produce ever MORE efficiently. REALITY proves this.


SLD
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join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA
And reality also proves that free markets don't work the way you claim either.