Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Monday, 20 May 2013

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One of the hallmarks of a corrupt government is its capacity to privatise and sell (or simply allocate) public property and services to cronies.

There is a proud history of these shenanigans in Queensland.

The current administration is moving, quite rapidly, in the same direction. The selling-off of nursing homes is a prime example.

Unfortunately, when this happens, the individuals supported by these services become collateral damage.

This has been turned into a fine art in Pennsylvania, in the USA, by an ex-judge, who put simply, sold juvenile offenders to privately run prisons.

Sounds a bit far-fetched? Well no, he’s been convicted on 12 counts, and put away for 30 years.

I wonder if the prison is privately run. It would be a delicious piece of irony if it was. The market rules, after all.

Couldn’t happen here?

I wouldn’t bet on it – something pretty similar happened not so long ago and the Newman government is doing its level best to neuter the CMC..

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"an ex-judge, who put simply, sold juvenile offenders to privately run prisons." and "I wonder if the prison is privately run."
Is this a case of statement of supposed fact with the addition of questioning the veracity of that fact? Please clarify.

1735099 said...

It's called "irony".
Use a dictionary....

Anonymous said...

Don't see the logic in your usage.
Irony.....is that just a little bit harder than a woody?

1735099 said...

Is that supposed to be funny?
Don't give up your day job.

Anonymous said...

You are reputedly a very handy fellow so I imagined a little smile. This is my day job....I am a volunteer heckler....I seek no remuneration, merely an acknowledgement of my existence. I thank you for that.

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