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


6 January 2008 at 12:07:40 PM
salon

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.


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