Like Schools, Transport, Electricity, Health Insurance (VHI), Heating, Post Offices, Two TV Stations, Buses, Forestry, Water?
These are all things that are state or semi-state owned in Ireland (And I thing most of Western Europe) To me it would seem weird if a private company was in charge of Water or providing Electricity.
Are these things really owned by FULLY private companies in the US? Do you think that is okay? Which way would you rather it?