A Huffington post blogger, Joseph Thorndike uses the phrase “paying for civilization”. I really like the pithiness and directness of that phrase. It also can be applied to different ideologies regarding WHO do you want to pay for civilization. If like McConnell, you’d rather pay private companies for civilization then you had best hope that you have good solid companies with a social conscience who are not just out for their bottom line since in McConnell’s worldview any type of regulation is bad for business. I, on the other hand would prefer to public works be managed by our government and I would also like to keep regulatory agencies designed to protect our water, air and other environmental issues. We all have to pay for civilization, the question for us which one do we want to entrust the tab to, private or public.
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