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April 20, 2005

We Needed a Study to Figure This Out

Posted in: Business,Politics

Private workers perform better than Government employees. Really? Go figure. Who would ever have thought? According to AP: Private Screeners Outperform Government Workers.

A congressional investigation found airport screeners employed by private companies do a better job detecting dangerous objects than government screeners, according to a House member who has seen the classified report.

The Government Accountability Office found statistically significant evidence that passenger screeners …

“You get a statistically significant improvement if you go to federal supervision with private screening companies,” Mica said.

Private enterprise with some Governmental oversight would always be the answer in a National Security situation. Why would anyone think that a completely Government run system would ever be efficient? Maybe our Government can learn this lesson and implement the same philosophy with many other programs.

Your government money hard at work:

The Homeland Security inspector general also reported that the project manager and facility operating officer improperly purchased decorative and miscellaneous items for its new crisis management center in Herndon, Va. They kept the nature of the purchases hidden by charging them to the construction contract as “equipment and tools,” according to the report.

The project spent $252,392 on artwork, $29,032 on art consultants, $30,085 on silk plants and $13,861 on lamps and other equipment, the report said.

Pretty easy to spend money when its not yours.

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