Muwahahah-Carlyle Group Wants To Privatize EVERYTHING -and invites foreign investorsSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Muwahahah-Carlyle Group Wants To Privatize EVERYTHING -and invites foreign investors

6 January 2008 at 12:07:40 PM

THIS is what I object to with Private Public Partnerships (PPPs). The idea that the Carlyle group would use infrastructure money to get into

vital public projects in the United States, including water and sewer systems, bridges, tunnels, highways and airports.

Robert Dove, who is co-managing Carlyle Infrastructure Partners, says his team can run most airports, highways and water systems better than the public authorities and governments now doing the job – and make a profit for investors to boot. 

Yeah. Why should Americans be able to own their own infrastructure? Their own water systems? There's Money to Be Made, Profits for Investors, SCREW the Public!

Here's what Service Employees International Union says about that.

"How do they feel about a bunch of billionaires making a buck off roads and bridges and ports that municipalities built?" Mr. Bellessa said, voicing the view of critics. "Isn't there a concern that the drive for profit might outweigh public safety, security issues or even whether public employees could get fired? It raises issues of national security and safety as well as whether Carlyle could run it better."

And oh, does this  remind you of Hillary Clinton's campaign? Toll Roads and inevitability

"The word is spreading and the climate of opinion has changed significantly in the last five years or so in that the public accepts tolls now much more readily than they used to," said Ken Orski, who writes a newsletter on transportation and has worked in the field for more than three decades. "They don't necessarily love them but view them as inevitable, given the shortage of funds and the public's dislike of increasing the gas tax." 

That's BS. Go look up Mr. Orski, who has a company Urban Mobility Corporation, which, guess what, PUSHES toll roads and lexus lanes! I really think that the majority of people just aren't THINKING about toll roads, or are lazy, but if they knew the people who are profiting off them think everyone will lay down because toll roads are *inevitable*, I hope they fight back in the same way people find Clinton noxious.

P.S. SEUI's top reasons why Caryle group bought the Magna Carta, in case you haven't seen it.

     Views: 732 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Calls Trump a Total Joke (Keene, Texas)

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting

Click Here for Main Page

Today Is  
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Latest Posts

Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Calls Trump a Total Joke (Keene, Texas)
salon 10/22/2019

Here's Creep Trump Giving the Finger to Female Astronauts
salon 10/22/2019

Impeaching Trump- Is it acceptable for a president to pressure a foreign.....
salon 10/22/2019

Why are Paul Manafort's defense attorneys helping Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman today?
salon 10/10/2019

Money Laundering 101- Trump seeks to get rid of regulations on offshore money
salon 10/10/2019

Pete Sessions wrote letter then got lots of moolah from Republican PAC
salon 10/10/2019

More Blog Headlines


salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS