Sunday, November 13, 2011

My mental dilemma with the private sector

Alright, I'm going to make this a bit like a diary entry, just to mental sort, so not all might make sense.

So last week's discussions got me thinking about what necessities should be private sector versus government controlled.

Republican's say it is socialist, or its not providing people with enough options, to have medicaid/medicare or Obama care. Medical insurance should not be a government run program. People should not be required to pay for that kind of stuff with their taxes.

Then I think about how a class mate of mine pointed out that we already do that with police or transportation. Imagine privatizing MTA and letting people choose what kind of transportation or privatizing police enforcement. That last one sounds scary does it not?

On the other hand, there is a video i posted about what Newt Gingrich said about great innovations beings produced in the private sector. So... I admit, there needs to be a private sector. Great things come from companies or people being able to choose what they do.

However, people are greedy.

Another thing I noticed that there are so many private companies that do not produce anything. The people who actually make innovations are not the one's profiting. Companies used to be owned by the people making products.

The small pizza place across the street from me for example. A family owns it and the people who make the money are the ones working in the kitchen. It's not the same way with Round Table. Its not the same with huge companies that make things to profit rather than making it to please people.

Companies are started to give people what they want and what they need, that is their essence or it used to be. The idea about a strong private sector is great it just does not work because people become greedy.

Isin't one of the first rules about running a successful business 'its not about the company, its about the customer'? I do not believe people working behind medical insurance feel that way.

And this leads me to my point. Ideas of private sectors providing good quality and competition is unrealistic. In the end they are just going to want to profit.

The idea of a state run agency that provides medical insurance is also scary because people are going to want to profit.

I find it very funny that Republicans fear big government and corruption because they seem the ones most corrupted by power. I always feel like people are paranoid about things when they are already guilty themselves.

Anyways to conclude. Medical attention is a need, just like the other things we pay for in our taxes like police, street lights, infrastructure, transportation, food stamps for some, etc. It would be far to dangerous to privatize some of those things and like those things, medical care is too important to put into companies' hands.

Should their be private research facilities that make great discoveries and cures? Sure, that's awesome. But not immediate necessary services.

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