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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I think you need to reread the arguments and who is responding to whom. Your response to what I posted actually agrees with my post, that you quoted.
    Then you should have avoided the childish insults in post #48. Look, rephrase your position and let's go from there.
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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Nope. Bet you cannot point out a single part of the government or a single program that is actually efficiently ran.
    Easy. The FAA. Plane crashes are pretty rare here. Mid air collisions as well.


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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Exactly how is forcing people to provide something to others different from slavery? Oh, right, socialism is slavery.
    You do know slavery means you are property and you are being forced to work on someone elses behalf.


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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Nonsense. Again, your cost plus method is already in play. Your water bill is based upon your usage and at a rate determined by the community's usage.


    and that's why water reclamation workers bring home 6 figures. Now stop with this sillyness.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You do know slavery means you are property and you are being forced to work on someone elses behalf.
    But we all own ourselves, right?
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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I believe water should be provided to individuals via the state at no extra cost.
    Define "extra" cost. And just who, exactly, is "the state" that does this providing? And how do they provide?
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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Then you have no clue as to living without someone else supplying your water or how water districts work.
    Lived on land that had its own well for half my life, a father who in part of his career worked for the Water Dept. of a village, and actually know, like had dinner with last week a water reclamation executive with the City of Chicago


    but yeah, no clue...


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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Define "extra" cost.
    There will be a tax rate in which everyone pays that goes to providing water services.

    And just who, exactly, is "the state" that does this providing?
    The federal government

    And how do they provide?
    Through a state enterprise.


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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Easy. The FAA. Plane crashes are pretty rare here. Mid air collisions as well.
    Not sure that that's the right measure. Just read Dave Soucie's book "Why Planes Crash." He's a former FAA Accident Investigator and he claims that the FAA does a horrible job because

    a) they have a dual mandate to regulate and promote aviation, those mandates are largely mutually exclusive and the FAA errs too much on the side of promoting aviation and,

    b) both the FAA and NTSB do not go deep enough into crash analysis to identified systemic problems that are at the heart of all aviation accidents.
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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Sorry if I misunderstood you.

    $100/month for water outside of a desert is nuts. Absent competition whoever's providing your water should be recouping their cost and perhaps a little profit - as you stated. Not sure about the bloated salaries though. Even 10 million or 20 million would only add a few dollars to the bottom line cost. Something else must be going on.
    and I'm 3 miles away from the largest fresh water supply in the country.

    Yeah, something's going on alright, the City of Chicago...

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