MRAA joined with an impressive list
of 43 other organizations in a letter to the House Budget Committee, as it went
to conference on a Budget Resolution, to consider a strategy to reduce spending
by promoting privatization of certain government services. Privatization includes vouchers, asset sales,
contracting out, divestiture, franchising, concessions, and public-private
partnerships as outlined in a publication of the General Accounting Office, Terms Related to Privatization Activities
and Processes published in July, 1997.
of such privatization policies and processes have helped many other national
governments around the world, as well as state governors balance budgets and
hold the line on taxes while creating private sector jobs, increase government
efficiencies and lower the costs of services.