You said what I would have said... and did so eloquently. Thank you for saving me the time.
I could add that in any area where the privatizing forces can snake their way in to eke out a profit and break the chain of accountability, they will do so.
How about all the private soldiers in Iraq being paid 4-5X what normal military personnel are paid?
Janine Wedel explains how this works in her book on "The Shadow Elite."
The goal, as Grover Norquist once opined is to make government small enough to drown in a bathtub. Were it not for the generous contributions of sociopaths like the Koch Brothers, a maniac like Norquist would have been kept in a straight-jacket inside a still remaining open Mental Institution. Instead, his brand of "starve the poor to comfort the rich" has become "the standard wisdom" of the land thanks to a corporate MSM repeating narratives favorable to its owners.