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View Diary: Private contractors cost more than federal workers in 33 of 35 cases, study finds (140 comments)

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  •  Still, it's only 33 of 35 cases, so of course ... (8+ / 0-)

    ... two BIG STORIES for Fox! Anecdote beats data when it comes to eliciting an emotional response from voters.

    So, Fox News, the Hoover Institution, George Will and various overfed windbags will push twenty stories about those two cases where contractors either saved money or came out as a wash. Without corresponding stories on the 33/35 cases of contractor wastefulness, the right wing's noise will resonate until the next election.

    Never mind the obvious math of adding two or three levels of management and shareholder return. Never mind the actual studies. People remember the emotional stories, and many have already been conditioned to see government employees as unworthy "others." To make progress on this simple financial equation, then, we first have to pass the hurdle of rehabilitating the image of government. And Congress is not making that easy.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 08:21:28 AM PDT

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