Richard Markuson recently wrote about the coalition efforts of Business Coalition for Fair Competition. “They recently wrote President Donald J. Trump to ask he rescind the Obama-era executive order13502 that encourages federal agencies to use PLAs on any federal or federally assisted project of $25 million or more. The coalition wrote that PLAs prevent contractors from being able to … [Read more…]
57 years ago this weekend – January 15, 1955 – President Dwight Eisenhower promulgated a federal policy that is as relevant today as it was the day it was issued, if not more so. Bureau of the Budget Bulletin 55-4 stated, “The Federal government will not start or carry on any commercial activity to provide a service … [Read more…]
Federal contractors fear they will lose business as a result of new guidance issued by the Obama administration on when federal agencies should reserve work for federal employees. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a proposed policy letter in March that defines functions that are “inherently governmental” and should be performed by federal employees. … [Read more…]
Washington, DC, March 27, 2010 – A coalition of thirteen national business, taxpayer and free market organizations has sent President Obama a letter warning that the impending Administration redefinition of the term ‘inherently governmental’ functions will “have a serious and negative impact on taxpayers and private sector jobs, including those in small business”. The organizations also noted their alarm … [Read more…]
The Senate Intelligence Committee has dealt the Obama administration a setback over plans to buy large, expensive satellites for intelligence and military operations, opting instead for a plan the panel believes would save money and be less risky. Billions of taxpayer dollars are at stake along with major contracting work for defense and intelligence companies … [Read more…]
August 14, 2009 – President Obama stumbled onto the analogy which perfectly points out the dangers of the very government-run health care system that he advocates. In a recent public appearance Obama tried to assure concerned citizens that a government-option health insurer would not drive private insurers out of business. He said, “UPS and FedEx … [Read more…]
In an Aug. 31 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Obama said he would use his power to reduce the federal employee pay raise set for January 2010 from 2.4 percent to 2.0 percent. “The growth in federal requirements is straining the federal budget,” wrote Obama. His letter said a 2.4 percent increase would … [Read more…]
Declines in U.S. manufacturing activity slowed last month, raising the likelihood that the sector — and perhaps the broader economy — could see growth in the second half of the year. But separate reports showed the labor market remains weak, an obstacle to recovery. Read more at Wall Street Journal.