by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
When I think of privatizing, I think of having activities performed for profit by non-government entities. I don’t like the way the term is now being co-opted to apply to “partnerships” where once private companies share government money. It further blurs the line between public and private, but how dare I use that disparaging term “socialist.”
We also privatize by farming government operations out to management entities that look and smell just the same as government bureaucrats to consumers of programs, offer no relief to taxpayers, and aren’t unionized but act like they are and call it something else. This might actually add another layer to the Inferno, but we can cover up the smell of sulfur with enough paper coated in random words. We’ll give it an Orwellian doublespeak title because nobody in their right mind would read a pile of jabberwocky and try to make it mean what it doesn’t say.