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  •  This doesn't go far enough. (10+ / 0-)

    We should demand an end to the privatization that brought on this mess in the first place, and a return to direct hiring by the Federal Government.

    These used to be decent jobs, with living wage and benefits.

    Furthermore, these private contractors don't save taxpayer a dime.  They only serve to mint a fresh class of 1% pimps who flourish at the expense of worker dignity, respect and economic justice.

    We really need to make this issue part of the National debate.

    Here's a link that explains it far better than I could ever;

    http://www.reuters.com/...

    We're all suspected terrorists.

    by Boberto on Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:06:41 AM PDT

    •  I think the ITC and Air and Space are different... (0+ / 0-)

      ...in terms of their potential to revert to public employment with good wages.  Air and Space is busy all day and the McDonald's could conceivably be converted to full-time' the ITC food court is only really busy a few hours a day.  

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue May 21, 2013 at 10:47:14 AM PDT

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    •  Agreed..Privatization is the culprit here... (2+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, Munchkn

      You can bet that the Federal government is paying way more than minimum wage here. It's just being skimmed off by private contractors.

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