They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.
The Government is Shut Down. The biggest problem that I have with this is that they will eventually Re-Open. And that’s regrettable, however inevitable. Many things have shut down. Parks and Panda-Cams. Monuments and Mountains. Everything that they deem as Non-Essential. Essential things are of course still working. Soldier’s are still getting paid, and other things too important to stop. That’s fine. But this gives us an opportunity. We now have a Water Line for Government Services.
I submit that everything that is Shut Down should be examined. Is it really something that serves a valuable and necessary function or service? If not, and no one is really missing it, then why have it at all? And is this something that should be apart of the Federal Government?
Or should it be rolled back to a State Government?
Or should it be Privatized?
The Panda-Cam at the National Zoo. Privatize that Zoo. Privatize the Department of Education? No… That should be on the shoulders of the States. Grand Canyon? State. Dinosaur National Monument? States? Colorado and Utah working together? That’s not going to happen… they can’t even join Highway 40 together right – PRIVATIZE that shit.
I’m of the opinion that anything the Government can’t do better – should be done Privately. I’m also of the opinion that everything that is Not Essential – Should be Privatized. If it couldn’t be sustain through a Private firm’s management, then contract Halliburton or something to operate it. Freaking Girls Scouts can run a business better than The Feds.
Just look at the SNAFU that is Obamacare on the first day of operation. The Feds should stay out of it. We’ll all be riding horses if they get their tentacles into Auto Insurance as they have Health Insurance. (No need to mention how they have fucked up Flood Insurance too)