Where do you republicans draw the line on privatizing government services? Republicans don't. The Constitution does. Is a "Service" (liberalspeak for a function of government people are forced into by law) authorized by the Constitution? If it is, good. If it isn't, then the Fed govt shouldn't be doing it (or paying for it) at all. The states and the people can still do it if they want to, though. Not because Republicans say so. But because the Constitution says so. Are you beginning to understand at last? And if there's a service not on the list, that you want to Fed govt to handle, no problem. Just get 2/3 of each house of Congress, and 3/4 of the states, to agree, and you're home free. (The Constitution allows for that, too.) If the service is so much wanted, you shouldn't have any trouble with that. Right?