More Federal Jobs! Hey, look what it did for Greece.
06/20/10 02:07 PM Filed in: Progress to Poverty
The Obama Administration is at it again. Okay, so when did they ever stop? Fair question.
The Administration has issued new guidelines aimed at expanding the work handled by federal employees and lessening federal government contracts with the private sector.*
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has issued proposed guidance on when agencies should have work done by federal employees vs. contracting it out. Under the guidance:
- “Inherently governmental functions” -- ones intimately connected to the public interest -- should be performed by federal employees.
- Federal employees should be given special consideration for work “closely associated” with inherently governmental functions; if this work is contracted out, agencies should provide enhanced oversight of contractors.
- “Critical functions” -- ones needed for the agency to perform effectively and achieve its mission -- should be performed by federal employees to the extent necessary.
With a deficit that’s expanding at warp speed and no end in sight, once again one is left asking, “are you stupid, or just plain evil.” Well, this Administration is generally not stupid. However, they give every appearance of believing that the American public is. After all, ignorance of the masses is a basic tenant of Progressive planning.
We Americans may sometimes suffer from relatively short attention spans, but has anyone really forgotten Greece already? C’mon. While they are apparently still performing the arduous task of figuring out, for the first time, how many employees are on the government payroll, their Nanny State’s roster is estimated at holding approximately one-third of their population.
As you’ve likely read, our Chief Exec had almost half of a million new heads added on to Team Fed (the Census) in April alone. The DoD has been working on increasing its in-sourcing since last year and now the rest of the Federal family is going to focus on in-sourcing.
Could this result in greater efficiency and cost savings? Sure, and the Easter Bunny is going to bring it to us in his basket. This is the federal government we’re talking about. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has asked agencies to ensure that they have enough employees in-house to manage functions critical to the agency’s operations and mission. Who here thinks we may see more than a little expanded federal hiring?
The plan for the Nanny State is being unleashed faster than upchuck at a food-poisoned cruise -- and, it smells worse, too. The Obama-mama’s going to give you your jobs, determine (and withhold) your rights, and generally see to your welfare (on welfare), while the chosen elite enjoy the fruits of mass labor. That’s the current weather forecast on the Progressive radar.
Remember in November.
Read more: Firms fear feds will insource more contracts - Phoenix Business Journal
See also, http://www.newsmax.com/WayneAllynRoot/debt-greece-financial-crisis/2010/05/10/id/358490
*Source: Office of Federal Procurement Policy