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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]



On Monday 01 May 2006 20:01, Matthew R. Dempsky wrote:
> On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 09:51:56PM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
> > I think a community should provide its members with the basic
> > necessities to have a human-like live and to have chance to improve
> > it.  This requires education, housing, social and physical security.
>
> I can understand that viewpoint, but I still dislike the premise that
> they can be provided only be the government itself.  If the government
> must involve itself, I'd like to see it encouraging competition among
> providers of these services, rather than siphon away citizen's money to
> fund one huge provider that has no incentives to be efficient.

You presumably live in the US.  Become a thorn in your congressman's side.  Be 
a persistent asshole about it if you don't get through to them at first.  
Unless they have an R by their name, they'll listen.

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Paul Johnson
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