From Thom Hartmann
Conservatives and libertarians have been saying for a long time that if we just get rid of government and replace it with the private sector, everything will run a whole lot better.
The idea is that since the main goal of all private corporations is to make money, they’ll be much more willing than the government is to cut costs and eliminate waste.
The result, conservatives and libertarians say, will be more efficient, responsible and responsive services.
That’s the theory, at least.