Saving Money

How to Save Money, Federal Government Edition:

Dennis the Peasant has a wider complaint with this, but I'd like to focus on just one aspect of it.

By altering how it awards $500 billion in contracts each year, the government would disqualify more companies with labor, environmental or other violations and give an edge to companies that offer better levels of pay, health coverage, pensions and other benefits, the officials said.
In other words, 'We're going to look for ways to disqualify low bidders in order to pay more for products and services than we do currently.'

This appears to me to be a method to raise, across the board, the cost of everything the government buys. Thus, the government will become more expensive even if it were simply to maintain current levels of services; but we'd also like (says the administration) to add a bunch of new services related to health care, environmental regulations, etc.

They really do not understand that there will soon be no more money. No one in the White House has even begun to think about it, to grapple with it, or to consider how we might address the problem.

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