View Poll Results: Who's to blame for going of the the fiscal cliff?

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    45 54.22%
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Thread: Who's going to take the blame for the fiscal clif

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    Re: Who's going to take the blame for the fiscal clif

    The pull-back in contracting began some years ago. Bush had pushed all sorts of stuff out of federal hands to take advantage of all that private sector efficiency and creativity. What he got back was a whole mess of stuff of lower quality and higher cost, so the trend to bring the work home again was begun rather quickly. The sort of core work of defense and intelligence contracting had been mostly unaffected by that trend until more recenly. As you note, funding even there has been increasingly tentative over the past year or two with even existing long-term contracts being hit up for cost savings. Some trimming is certain to occur, but those who can actually provide value rather than just talk about it will still have a place at the table. That assumes of course that contractors don't shoot themselves in the foot by trying to take it all out of the hides of their own people. That hand may have been about played out.

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    Re: Who's going to take the blame for the fiscal clif

    We all knew that Obama was going to do the best that he could to blame the Republicans.

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    Re: Who's going to take the blame for the fiscal clif

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrobmjca View Post
    We all knew that Obama was going to do the best that he could to blame the Republicans.
    Oddly, the Republicans blame the Republicans as well. Maybe some of them are starting to see the light. Republican cannibalism may ultimately be the act that restores our economy.

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    Re: Who's going to take the blame for the fiscal clif

    Both, largely Democrats but Republicans do share some of the blame.
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