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An Obvious, If Futile, Point Re: Obama’s Procurement Review

A Washington Post story today begins, “President Obama ordered a government-wide review of federal contracting procedures yesterday,” and continues with the administration’s desire, among other things, to save money and end fraud, waste, and abuse. Well, here’s hoping that there will be some attention given to racial and gender preferences and set-asides, which by definition waste the taxpayers’ money by awarding contracts to those other than the lowest bidder, and which have long been a breeding ground for corruption. Oh, and these programs are unconstitutional, too.

There will otherwise, BTW, be a proliferation of this kind of discrimination as the stimulus money starts flowing through various government contracting programs, which are honeycombed at the federal, state, and local levels with “goals” or worse for this or that group.


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