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  • Report on Thousands of Layoffs...
    General Insight
    Hooey!
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  • Where's the cut backs on contractors? They cost 2 to 5 times more
    Honest Broker
    POGO.ORG is a respected Govt watchdog group and they are constantly warning that contracted labor costs 2 to 5 times more than a Govt employee including all their benefits. I guess we cannot expect the politicians to take away money from their buddies in Corp America. We probably do need to down size Govt across the board, but the politicians just cannot pull away from the trough.
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  • @ Honest
    Navyfan
    I absolutely agree with you, I used to be a defense contractor for 10 years for Team Sub in DC before I was laid off. I saw so much waste with my former contracting company, employees wandering the internet, going out for extended lunches, 10-15 minute smoking breaks every hour or falling asleep at their desks. The other issue of waste is hiring college grads for positions that don't warrant a degree, then passing the cost of that grad onto the program office. For instance, my last salary was $41k, I only had a diploma. My group hired a recent grad prior to my departure, they paid that inexperienced grad $52k. They had NO prior Navy experience let alone very little work experience, the kicker is I am the one that had to train them. I wouldn't be surprised if contractors hype resumes of their employees to justify increasing the cost, I would very much like to work for the Navy again but I doubt that will happen any time soon.
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  • You trained the new guy, and they then laid YOU off? Typical....
    The Original Joe S
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  • Why aren't they cutting out give-away programs? Defense is a requirement of the Constitution; bread-and-circuses isn't.
    The Original Joe S
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  • They are cutting "give-away" programs.
    Jerry A.
    Anyone who can do math can see that the vast majority of federal money goes to Defense, Social Security, and Medicare, not welfare or food stamps. The "Full employment for retired Colonels" DoD-contractor give-away program should be cut. Congress refuses to allow the DoD to close unneeded military bases (unpopular in home districts). Congress is trying to cut Social Security, but that's unpopular with most voters. The GOP in Congress want to cut Medicare benefits, but refuse to allow any savings in Medicare Part D (drugs) that would hurt corporations, not even allowing negotiation of drug prices like with the VA schedule, because of the kickbacks I mean campaign contributions from big Pharma.
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