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1 Decatur Deb  Tue, Jun 14, 2011 9:54:04am

Louisiana is the first thing that jumps to my mind when I hear “Let the locals do it, it’s more efficient than the Feds.”

2 Skeetghazi  Tue, Jun 14, 2011 10:19:48am

Is this some sort of pay back for campaign $?

3 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jun 14, 2011 10:23:52am

re: #1 Decatur Deb

Louisiana is the first thing that jumps to my mind when I hear “Let the locals do it, it’s more efficient than the Feds.”

Well … I’m a former state employee.

And I’ve dealt with the feds (Region VI) as well as DC folks. A slower, I’ve never known.

We got word from the USDA that to keep our fed funds, we had to provide Civil Rights training to all employees, and the training HAD to meet the requirements of USDA. We were given 6 months from the date of the notice to accomplish this, no problem on my end.

I called USDA to see what their requirements for the training were. The requirements were in the process of being written and would not be complete and issued for another EIGHTEEN MONTHS. Keep that in mind when you remember that I had 6 months from the date of notice to give the training to employees, in accordance with their requirements. Sheesh. Talk about impossible!

4 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jun 14, 2011 10:24:55am

re: #2 Stanley Sea

Is this some sort of pay back for campaign $?

No evidence of that.
Just the state is short of money, and the Jindal admin. wants to get its hands on $1.5 billion in cash. $500,000,000 of that, of course, is EMPLOYEE MONEY, not the state’s.

I’m so disgusted I could spit.

5 nines09  Tue, Jun 14, 2011 11:38:52am

I’d call this a “Job.”

6 aagcobb  Tue, Jun 14, 2011 12:40:05pm

Well obviously this study doesn’t take into account the massive savings which will be achieved by the free market bidness fairy waving the magic wand of efficiency./


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