This morning I read this article that reveals that Obama sent letters to a lot of Federal employees to describe what he would do to save their jobs in the government. I am very dismayed by the letter because he repeatedly in each letter found fault with privatization. He would rather grow the government than to contract with private firms to do the job. Okay, here is the basic idea behind privatization – the government can’t be experts at everything and by knowing the government’s limitations they can find the best to do the job and pay them to do the job. Privatization was a very big idea back in the 90s, you know during the Clinton administration. Interestingly, the area where privatization was most popular was in prisons. The idea is that a company that specializes in prisons will be better equipped to run multiple ones than having each one run run by the individual governmental agencies. But, rather than see the benefits of privatization, Obama has decided that growing the governmental agencies sounds better, well at least to get the federal employees to vote for him.