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Can the Government Run Anything Without Loosing Money?

Here is an excerpt from an article that I came across @http://www.jaxobserver.com/2009/06/12/government-cant-even-run-a-brothel/

But here’s the clincher. In my adopted home state of Nevada, prostitution is legal (and always profitable). It is impossible to lose money in the world’s oldest profession. The most profitable brothel ever was the infamous Mustang Ranch. The owner earned so many tens of millions of dollars, that he grew fabulously wealthy. But he “forgot” to pay his taxes. He was indicted for tax evasion, escaped to Brazil, and is still today a fugitive from justice. The U.S. government took over the Mustang Ranch. The most successful and profitable brothel in America went bankrupt in one year under government management. That ladies and gentleman, no matter how you feel about brothels, tells you all you need to know about the ability of government to run a business.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (14)
  • NO
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:02 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • They aren't losing money, they are just spending it really, really generously. Government run anything is never the better idea.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Leave it to the government to screw up something that easy.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 11:16 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • lol.. no pun intended, by the way! ;)
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 11:16 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Oh now that is not surprising at all. The government will screw up whatever they get their hands on LOL!

    cowboysgirl3227

    Answer by cowboysgirl3227 at 11:26 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Ha ha! They can't run a wh0reh0use, but they want us to trust them with our LIVES! That's rich!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:27 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • "Leave it to the government to screw up something that easy. " LOL!


    And by screwing it up, they lost millions in potential tax revenue!  No government plan has ever run under budget, they are usually over budget and requesting more funds.  There is no incentive to run a government project efficiently.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:27 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Shouldn't a "screwing" be expected??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • No, they can't. Good point.
    MommyKKay

    Answer by MommyKKay at 12:01 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

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