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Facing Budget Gaps, Cities Sell Parking, Airports, Zoo

Facing Budget Gaps, Cities Sell Parking, Airports, Zoo --Hundreds more deals are being considered, analysts say. 23 Aug 2010 Cities and states across the nation are selling and leasing everything from airports to zoos--a fire sale that could help plug budget holes now but worsen their financial woes over the long run. About 35 deals now are in the pipeline in the U.S., according to research by Royal Bank of Scotland's RBS Global Banking & Markets... The deals are threatening credit ratings in some cases and affecting the quality and cost of basic utilities such as electricity and water. [Oh, great. Because the maggots running the US government forced their war-of-terror and multiple illegal wars on US taxpayers so Blackwater could get rich, BP sociopaths will be 'taking care' of polar bears at the zoos. The killers who own and operate the deadly salmonella-laden egg farms will be deciding whether or not to repair our roads. This is *nuts.* --LRP]