Letters: Public Works Should Be Controlled by Public
June 22, 2017
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  • It has been proposed that air traffic control be privatized [“Schumer: Privatizing air traffic control wrong,” News, June 12]. This is another step in the carefully orchestrated selling of America that is the hidden agenda of the administration in Washington.

    Simply look at the administration’s appointments; most are corporate insiders, which is the rule of the plutocracy.

    Public-private partnerships have a role, but must be limited to projects that are local, not national in scope or effect. While such partnerships generally offer greater and immediate relief and flexibility, they ultimately cost the public more than appears at first glance, for they are, after all, for-profit enterprises. Public works should be controlled by elected officials, not corporations.

    Richard M. Frauenglass, Huntington