Subject: Federal contracting
I work for a government agency in the Department
Ever since Bush was elected, we have now started
receiving occasional memos from our commissioner
stating that any involvement in political actions
that have to do with our jobs can result in us essentially
being fired. This would include making
the American public aware of the waste of their tax dollars as we,
the government workers, contract more and more
of our work to high priced private contractors.
Then, under a process called "A-76" (Google it)
government workers are forced to compete with
private industry for OUR jobs. This is
an arbitrary process with no ground rules and it is amazing the
amount of money going to private companies.
What happens, for you unknowing citizens, is a
contracting company will offer a worker for example,
at $100/hour. The actual worker makes $40
while the contractor in the expensive suit who
doesn't do a #$@# thing, pockets $60/hour.
The Bushies then tout that they are doing government
work cheaper at $40/hour while getting rid of
the government person who may have made $45/hour
(this is all hypothetical). Yes, the taxpayer is
getting robbed in the name of Bush stating that
government is getting smaller - yet you notice that
government spending is going through the roof
- to private contractors.
Most government workers hate this administration
as we see the corruption coming into our agencies.
Gail Norton was so crooked - she was one of the
first of this administration to bail. We keep our
fingers crossed that she will not escape from
her illegalities. I would encourage other government workers
to write bartcop.com and relate what they have
seen. It is appalling and the public would go nuts if they
knew what was going on. The Park Service
can't repair cabins, the Forest Service caters to private industry,
BLM is selling public lands to private owners
- WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!
I have a saying - "People don't do a damn thing
until a problem shows up on their doorstep" - what happened
to a country that stays AWARE and acts BEFORE
the damage is done. We are stupid, greedy and selfish -
if it doesn't impact us personally, then let
it slide - but by God, if it touches OUR wallet, or OUR home,
or OUR lifestyle, THEN comes the indignation
- and a call for a reality show - seriously - society has changed
and by the time people open their doors to see
what has arrived on their doorsteps, it's going to be too late.
ALL government workers at the career level see
it - and it sucks.
Anonymous for fear of losing my job.
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