A bill to increase telecommuting by government employees is heading to our POTUS.
Republicans are of course against it. That's so typical of their underlying fear and suspicion: somebody might be getting away with something, somebody might abuse the system, oh gosh awful things MIGHT happen..
Never mind the traffic it woud save. Never mind that employees facing hours of commuting just might do a better job at home. Never mind that the people who will be able to do more of this are usually judged on results and don't need anyone looking over their shoulders while they work.
No, forget all that, because Republicans (and some Democrats) are always afraid that somebody is trying to fool or cheat them somehow.
You know what six decades of living have taught me about those who worry you might cheat them? Those are the people who WILL cheat YOU. That's why they worry - they think the rest of us are just like they are.
This is a good bill. It will save money, increase morale and produce better results.
This is a bad bill. One that was stripped of neccessary regulations. CBO states it will cost 30 MILLION EXTRA over the next 5 years. However it does appear to be "DEFICIT" nuetral. The bill includes travel cost chareable the government for required "face time". I can just see it now, maditory meeting that happens to coincide with the annual christmast party......
No doubt telecommuting can save money. However it has to be implimented carefully and correctly. Much of the data used in Government Services is Sensitive Unclass. This often includes Personally Identifiable Information(PII). The hardware required to secure many isolated networks of one would be very expesive to set up, let alone maintain.
Just fire em all and let the private system hammer out the kinks. That'll save some money, and any corruption will be immediately punished through the profit loss system.
Ron, if your only argument is that I'm alone in my statements, then you're complementing me. I'm proud that I'm against the grain on my own sticking to his point of view.
Until you can actually argue against me, then thank you for the compliment
Yeah, that makes perfect sense.
Why don't we do that? Farm out all government agencies so SOME RICH JERKS CAN PROFIT FROM THEM.
Yes, as usual, your ideas make the most sense of anything ever posted anywhere. You should run for Congress!
NO!!! NOT PROFIT!!!
The other day... i taught a child.... FOR PROFIT!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHHAHA MY EVIL PLAN HAS SUCCEEDED!! :
I increased my standard of living by HELPING my FELLOW MAN. ... we BOTH won!! We both got what we wanted - VOLUNTARILY -- but it was...
FOR PROFIT!!! MWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I'm trying to understand what you wrote.
But I must insist that privatization is the OPPOSITE of slavery. People can't become slaves unless they VOLUNTARILY agree to be a slave under a private system.
Competition is the only way to counter Greed in a way that benefits humanity.
No Evan we NEED government.
Don't you know if some guy is rich it's because GOVERNMENT wasn't there soon enough to stop his corrupted practices?
Don't you know that anybody who is rich is a jerk and a noob?
So what if government intervention always makes worse of the problems they had originally sought out to fix? What's the big deal if the evidence of government failure is all around us? Who cares if our economic woes can almost always be traced back to Washington?
Don't you know it's REALLY all Bush's fault?
The tea-baggers are a bunch of haxors. Lower taxes? Psh they favor the rich.
It REALLY is all Bush's fault!
People believe in capitalism because Fox News lies to them, not because it actually works. DUH.
Wait! Where's John McCain? Why isn't he demanding that studies be done, and that any studies that are done be examined to make sure they are the RIGHT kind of studies?
I mean, you can't just implement a policy change that affects employee morale (or might) without studying it to death first!
Yep. I think we need to call John McCain into this whole thing.
Get the bill tied up for at least 2 years (we all know why that is the magic number). Then the Republicans can implement it -- along with repealing "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" -- and take the full credit after obfuscating.
But first, this bill needs a catchy name so that the Fox newsboys can impugn it properly. Any suggestions????
if govt workers are going to telecommute then they need to reduce their pay and benefits..just like the non govt workers...
Without any politics at all, I gave up buying politics a while back, can I just say I think telecommuting is a GOOD thing. I like working from home... when I can. It's more civilised and more sensible than driving in order to sit at a desk very similar to the one I have at home.
Do you know you can also make phone calls from home and even answer email? For me that is about 98% of my working day covered. Apart from those so precious water-cooler moments.
Sorry. Go back to your politics.
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