13 August 2006

Ashcroft the "consultant"

Anyone familiar with government work can tell you that the private contractors and their government counterparts switch hats so often that it's hard to remember which side of the fence they're on. The government contracting business is a shady world of favors and secret deals on the golf-course. Needless to say, Ashcroft knows which side of the toast is buttered. I don't understand why we don't simply pass a law against this--any firm receiving any government contract must have no former government appointees on its pay-roll or its subcontracts--none. It's that simple. Of course that would take a lot of the fun and excitement out of politics (as well as a helluva lot of money). We wouldn't want that...

Hat tip to Cut-to-the-Chase for the original link to this story.

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