Recently, the Daily Republic printed an article about two businesses that were struggling because they were losing government contracts (Sept. 8 “Business owners still struggling after budget cuts”).
These were consulting and/or training businesses which under sequestration were not considered essential. I would go further and consider contracts with these businesses a waste of taxpayer money. Do we need an outside business to tell people who work for the government how to do their jobs? Aren’t they appointed to their positions because they are qualified to do their job?
I worked for Social Security for 40 years and I do not recall anything useful that my bosses brought back from the training they attended. They did, however, get to stay at some nice resorts on the government’s dime.