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Comment: Re:Government is more efficient than private indus (Score 1) 585

by localtoast (#40342343) Attached to: Sen. Rand Paul Introduces TSA Reform Legislation
Double boogers. 5/10. I voted for this and would do so again. The state had no business to be in the liquor business in the first place. State run liquor is merely a remnant of prohibition. The argument you made is framed under privatization, but it doesn't make sense here, because liquor is a retail business, not a function of government. If my taxes went towards universal intoxication for all citizens (human rights violation to have to confront life's problems sober) and that got more expensive when privatized, then you would have an argument. Even if Freddie's does a huge markup, I can shop elsewhere. Prices will come down when more players get in. Why be limited to making special trips to dirty stores with lame hours and surly employees.

So, this is an example where privatization costs the public much more in the short run, AND increases the likelihood of an income tax, which will cost the public much more in the long run.

We need to confront the need to feed government, not just look for ways to satisfy the beast whenever it is hungry.

Comment: Re:Dying from lack of surprise... (Score 1) 765

by localtoast (#38888865) Attached to: White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd
Why was parent modded troll? Yes, he took took the flamebait, but his opinion is shared by many. It's a legitimate complaint against the party that promised "to be the most transparent administration [in history]" (Obama) and "dredge the swamp [of corruption]" (Pelosi). The trolls here are too busy correcting each others grammar.

+ - Tea Party-Backed O'Donnell Wins Upset in Del.->

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ksemlerK writes: "Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell earned a stunning victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary Tuesday, riding a wave of tea party anger and advertising dollars to oust U.S. Rep. Michael Castle.

O'Donnell's shocking win gave new energy to the tea party movement, which targeted Castle after victories by Republican tea party candidates in the Alaska and Nevada Senate primaries.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting, O'Donnell had 54 percent to 46 percent for Castle, a former two-term governor and the longest serving congressman in Delaware history."

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