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    Re:once freedom is lost, it is lost forever.
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 25 2005, @07:23AM (#15693)
    Q: Once again, the golden rule: The guy with the gold makes the rules.

    A: Exactly. They say, "We're going to do it in a partnership, a public-private partnership."

    The people of Dallas don't want their taxes raised, so they have to use what they call "innovative financing." The city sewer system has just shifted from being owned by the people of Dallas into this new entity, which is a partnership jointly owned by government and business. These people are sitting around the corporate table. The bottom line is, who has the power? Obviously, you and I know very clearly -- whoever has the deepest pockets and the most money has the power. What has just happened?

    Q: A redistribution of assets?

    A: Yes, sir. A major asset has been shifted out of governmental hands into a new relationship, a public-private partnership that is for business, which is, by way of philosophical bent, fascism, because fascism is the marriage between government and business. The bottom line now is profit -- and the citizens now become customers.
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