Sunday, July 11, 2010

Christie Looks to Privatize Motor Vehicle Inspections, Other Services


by Claire Heininger

[SWClarion note: There has also been talk about privatizing toll roads and postal service throughout the country. What people must remember is that private companies in a stagnant economy(the reason for privatizing in the first place) have no incentive to pay higher wages and salaries. But I guess this bodes well with the new model of a massive lowering of the standard of living.]

"New Jersey would close its centralized car inspection lanes and motorists would pay for their own emissions tests under a sweeping set of recommendations set to be released by the Christie administration today.

State parks, psychiatric hospitals and even turnpike toll booths could also be run by private operators, according to the 57-page report on privatization obtained by The Star-Ledger. Preschool classrooms would no longer be built at public expense, state employees would pay for parking and private vendors would dish out food, deliver health care and run education programs behind prison walls......"

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