[Tagging] tagging for an office of the local representative to parliament

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 10:13:31 UTC 2018

Where do you draw the line?

If a 'government company' has 50% of its income from a government 
allocation and the rest from elsewhere (e.g. contracts with private 
companies/individuals) is it 'government' or not?

  On 04/11/18 20:19, Allan Mustard wrote:
> If it is a profitable company that adds to the government's coffers, 
> such as the Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic, which is government 
> owned, I'd say no.  It should be tagged as a brewery.  Same logic 
> would apply to Rosoboronexport, which is Russia's second-largest 
> revenue earner as an arms exporter.  Petronas, the Malaysian 
> government gas and oil company, should be tagged as a gas and oil 
> company.  Same for Pemex, Petroleo Mexicano, as well as the grocery 
> stores the Bangladeshi army operates.
> If it is a budget-dependent company/corporation, such as the Commodity 
> Credit Corporation of the U.S. government, which generates no revenue 
> of its own and relies wholly on appropriations from the U.S. Congress, 
> yes, it should be tagged government.  As Deep Throat said, "Follow the 
> money!"
> apm-wa
> On 11/4/2018 1:29 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> sent from a phone
>>> On 4. Nov 2018, at 05:54, Allan Mustard<allan at mustard.net>  wrote:
>>> Paul, as Deep Throat told Bob Woodward, "Follow the money."  Who pays the rent on the office and who pays the salary of the occupant?  If the filthy lucre comes out of the government budget, and the office is used by someone drawing a government salary (as all executives, legislators, and judges do, or are supposed to, at least) then it is a government office.
>> what about government owned companies? Should they get a government tag?
>> Cheers, Martin
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