Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - The Gop, Government Contracts And War Profiteering

The trouble with government work, as opposed to the private sector is that there's a lack of efficiency. It's important to understand, however, that there's nothing intrinsically efficient about private sector work. No magical "it's the free market" dust comes and renders private enterprises effective. Rather, the idea is simply that an inefficiently run private enterprise (and there are many) would simply go out of business. An inefficiently run government office, by contrast, goes out of business when it loses political support and sees its budget grow as long as it maintains political support. Thus, you see public sector dollars flowing to whatever there's a strong political constituency for, whereas private sector dollars flow to wherever well-managed firms are meeting demand.

Then enter government contractors which, as The New York Times points out, have exploded to unprecedented levels under George W. Bush and the late unlamented Republican congress. Here you have private enterprises displacing government. Why? For the private sector efficiency, of course! But you don't actually get that efficiency. It's still a government program. Funding is still being determined by political support. The cash doesn't go to companies that can do a really good job, it just goes to companies that have political clout -- i.e. ones that recycle a share of their profits into campaign contributions. It's essentially the worst of both worlds, since you get the inherent problems of the public sector plus the need for owners to be taking a slice off the top in profit margins. It is, however, a very good deal for politicians interested in union-busting and for politicians interested in raking money in from government contractors. Shockingly, the GOP loves it.
This is one of the primary reasons for the invasion and occupation of Iraq and not the war on terror as Bush has lied to the American people its all about oil and war profiteering

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Share |
:: Send to a Friend!

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - G'DAY HEATHER.
Posted by DAWNIE
I hope you are okay. I am so happy to see your blog back in circulation. I loved your photos on there, the other day. Good article and topic. My Steven has been in Brisbane training the next lot of Australian soldiers for Iraq. He will return to N.S.W again next week. Hope to catch up with you soon. Take care and be gentle to your self. Lots of love and Big Bear... (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) From Dawnie.xx

Permanent Link

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - lol
Posted by Anonymous
sounds like you got it all figured out.

Permanent Link

About Heather ™
I have suspeneded my blog site
I may come back to it at a later date
I am sorry that my blogs and site were not appreciated and lacked participation
It just seems like my JH Colleagues have little interest in this format
I have to devote my time and energy where it is appreciated
It seems thats not the case here.
I wish JH and My Colleagues here well...Love and blessings to all







Click Videoplayer Below

This Clip Is From Youtube...Rarely shown on mainstream news

A delightful version of
the real warm loving Hillary,
not the "monster" media portrays












I am not Neocon or Republican, not "liberal but progressive"Rather, I like to say "progressive Independent" and independent of ideology, which really means: I think for myself.


My goal is to vanquish Neocons / Bush from this Land near and far...
To make women wake up, get angry, protest and act!
Aw come on . . . it shouldn't be that hard!......







About Me:



Orientation: ~ Straight




Hometown: ~ New York




Body Type: ~ 6'0" / Slim




Ethnicity: ~ Irish




Zodiac Sign: ~ Aquarian




Smoke/Drink: ~ Yes/No




Children: ~ One Daughgter I Cherish




Occupation: ~

Mom, Healer,Teacher & Work Force Goddess




My Favorite Things:


Shoes: ~ Charles Jordan High Heels



Activities: ~

Mountain Biking, Forest Nature Trails, Gourmet Cooking



Sports: ~ Tennis



People ~ Compassionate, Kind, Respectful








Recent Posts
Menu
Calendar
«  July 2014  »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031 

Friends
Links
  • My Wall











  • Poll Answers

    Photobucket

    Cost of War - MilitaryWidgets
    Get this Widget

    [*] Humane Society
    [*] Habitat For Humanity
    [*] ABC News
    [*] Bloombergnews
    [*] C-Span
    [*] Congressional Quarterly
    [*] Financial Times
    [*] International Herald Tribune
    [*] MSNBC [*]BBC
    [*]Crooks and Liars
    [*]AmericaBlog
    [*] The Huffington Post
    [*] Daily Kos
    [*] Think Progress
    [*] Crooks And Liars
    [*] Talk Left
    [*] Talking Points Memo
    [*] Instapundit
    [*]Daily Kos







  • Political Patriot Opinions & Editorial


Entry 1 of 902
Last Page | Next Page
Reminder.
Please Feel Free To Take Part
Due to lack of participation
My blog site will be suspended indefinately
My Time is too valuable to devote to futile causes
farewell all
Sincerely,
Heather
Thanks


Hide Box