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  •  Sure it does (0+ / 0-)

    Cleaning staff being paid $11/hour are more expensive than unionized town cleaning staff making, what, $20-$25/hour?

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 07:48:03 PM PDT

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    •  By the time the contractor is paid, no savings (0+ / 0-)

      results. Look it up.

      •  Fine (0+ / 0-)

        I will agree that if no savings can be realized, we should not privatize. (Which would be odd, because if your contention was true then most employers would hire their own cleaning staff instead of using outside contractors... why do many/most employers do precisely that?). However, in principle, I completely agree.

        Now, will you concede that if I were able to point to numerous examples of privatization of cleaning services saving a lot of money, and a good economic case could be made for privatizing these services in a particular town, the town should do it or consider doing it?

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 08:37:26 PM PDT

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