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Old 09-03-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Probably a good idea since the new tax tables have resulted in 30 million people underwithholding
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national...489738271.html
Your quoted text is clickbait and completely disingenuous, 30 million more are not being under withheld due to the new tax tables.

Literally the third paragraph, clearly you stopped reading on sentence one:

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About 27 million taxpayers would have been affected even if the new law hadn't been enacted.
#fakenews
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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If a federal employee thinks they’re worth more, they’re free to test the market and go get it.
bingo.....
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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The problem is if the government doesn't have the employees to do the job, they hire contractors (who end up costing taxpayers more because they charge more). The more people vacate staff positions, the more we are going to rely on private contractors to get the work done.
Here is a little education. Contractors exist to abdicate responsibility. Nothing more, nothing less.
There is a mix of terribly managed contracts and well manged contracts. Unfortunately, there are more poorly manged ones than not. I have seen it happen for over twenty years. Business proposals are eloquently written, but it rarely translates into good performance.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Here is a little education. Contractors exist to abdicate responsibility. Nothing more, nothing less.
There is a mix of terribly managed contracts and well manged contracts. Unfortunately, there are more poorly manged ones than not. I have seen it happen for over twenty years. Business proposals are eloquently written, but it rarely translates into good performance.
Contracting firms also try to hire cheap. They often use graduates or entry-level people in intermediate-level positions. If the project is managed by the contractor, the client may not have a say in who they use. I used to work as an independent. There was a well-known firm that staffed almost all their positions with recent graduates with 1 year experience. When they got in trouble, they would bring in more experienced staff. They were known for screwing up a lot of projects but they often got work because their clients had already outsourced their finance and accounting to the firm.
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