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Democrats Deftly Shift NSA Scandal Into A War On Private Contractors

Democrats Deftly Shift NSA Scandal Into A War On Private Contractors

In a political maneuver that’s hard not to admire, Democrats are trying to pivot the NSA scandal into an attack on privatization and government contractors. Senator Dick Durbin is promising a review of “all civilian contractors” in a move that will no doubt please the Democrats’ friends in Big Labor given that government employees are

State Of Minnesota To Allow Forced Unionization Of Private Care Providers

The State of Minnesota has pushed through legislation defining private personal and child care providers as state employees, thus allowing them to be unionized. Governor Mark Dayton had previously tried to accomplish this with an executive order, but that was struck down by the courts. How do these people qualify as state employees? Because some

New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Banning Non-Union Workers From Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Contracts

Hurricane Sandy relief bill was the subject of much political theater as it worked its way through Congress in Washington DC, with local officials including Governor Chris Christie bemoaning delays in assistance for their communities. But in New Jersey the state Senate just passed a bill that will make relief efforts more expensive, and more

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