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'Privatizing' Public Services Would Help

August 31, 1986

I don't know what "dangers" Harry Bernstein was referring to in his article on 'privatizing' minibuses.

I have yet to see at any city council's meeting the following scenario: A group of citizens demands that another government bureaucracy be set up for the purpose of duplicating a service that is already available, at a higher price than the competition, and to be subsidized by taxpayers who will never see a nickel's worth of return on the "investment."

Government does so few things well. It does, however, use force rather efficiently as its means of getting things done.

I say, let the working man keep his paycheck and allow him to choose among the competing services. If he was smart enough to be trusted with a ballot, he's smart enough to spend his own money.

KIM GOLDSWORTHY

Rosemead

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