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patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to markbot

Re: community broadband is communist

said by markbot:

Imagine if the state were to start competing with private businesses by setting up police stations. Imagine if they subsidized these businesses with public tax dollars to drive private security businesses OUT of business. This could be considered communist...communism is a failure of epic proportions.

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Do you see the problem now?!?!?!?!

fixed it for ya

markbot

join:2012-11-21
New York, NY
good one, but in this case a private business has already set up the enterprise....which later on is deemed vital and then the govt effectively destroys the private business and takes over the industry. sound familiar???!?!?!?

Kearnstd
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
said by markbot:

good one, but in this case a private business has already set up the enterprise....which later on is deemed vital and then the govt effectively destroys the private business and takes over the industry. sound familiar???!?!?!?

Sounds like the Rural Electrification Act.

The government stepped in and did what private industry would not because private industry cares more about their stock price than their customers.

If the REA never happened I bet midwestern farms would still be waiting for electricity.
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