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Sounds like a Liberal

2013-04-25 17:56:40.477122+00 by ebradway 1 comments

A US Senator recently made this statement about privatizing a large government agency, one that has arguably long outlived it's original purpose:

"There is no assurance that selling TVA to a profit-making entity would reduce electric bills in the Tennessee Valley –; which should be the overriding objective –; and it could lead to higher electricity rates."

Isn't this 180 degrees from the standard conservative argument for privatization? This is coming from the guy who was Bush IIs Secretary of Education, Lamar Alexander. I guess the transgression is acceptable to the Grand Old Party because it's actually a good ol' boy from the South taking a swipe at our first African American President:

"Is the Obama administration really going to sell TVA?"

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-25 18:31:09.986031+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've recently seen discussion with the Tea Party/Agenda 21 conspiracy theorists on issues of urban planning, and... well... there's no attempt at a coherent set of principles any more. Frankly, on either side.

But, yeah: If it's a commodity, it's unlikely that privatization will make the delivery of it any cheaper.