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Ted180 Post time: 2018-7-5 08:01
I'd be happy if the USA adopted some "socialism". In reality, taxing the rich more and providing tax ...

What is wrong for the government to own utilities that the people need?
In China, does't the government own water, electric?
Cost for these services is cheap there.
These types of utilities should be for the people and NOT for profit.

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UYA Post time: 2018-7-4 15:02
One can only hope.

Ahhhhh, a glass half full kind of fellow.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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UYA Post time: 2018-7-4 19:52
What is wrong for the government to own utilities that the people need?
In China, does't the gover ...

Many utilities are owned by government here in Canada. No problem.
My problem is simple: I just know better than everyone-else!

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Ted180 Post time: 2018-7-5 20:21
Many utilities are owned by government here in Canada. No problem.

How's the price for utilities there?

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Ted180 Post time: 2018-7-5 20:21
Many utilities are owned by government here in Canada. No problem.

The problem with government-owned utilities is: The government is losing money because people are wasting those resources that the government is subsidizing. In the case of water, this is unconscionable. The waste of fresh water in socialist counries is unbelievable. Water should cost much more, not to make local governments wealthier but to deter stupid consumers from wasting resources. A socialist government cannot impose user-pays principles.

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seneca Post time: 2018-7-6 02:01
The problem with government-owned utilities is: The government is losing money because people are  ...

So essential needs of the people should be in private profit driven hands?
Make prices high so people will not waste?
(they are hiring at the White House)

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UYA Post time: 2018-7-6 05:03
So essential needs of the people should be in private profit driven hands?
Make prices high so peo ...

What remedies d socialists have to suggest? None. They are clueless but keep preaching that the common people must have cheap water and cheap electric power, and perhaps cheap nappies for the gaggles of their children. This perhaps is why the environment ius degrading much faster in so-called "communist" economies than in developed ones. And yes, it's hilarious that "capitalistic" equates with "developed" while "socialist" does with "backward".

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