The common lie that so many buy into is that outsourcing government jobs boosts competition, competition reduces costs, and reduced costs save the government and tax-payers money. This philosophy is devastating for the thousands of talented full-time and unionized government employees who find themselves on the cutting block.
Also, it’s not true.
Over and over, government programs, departments, and services are cut and outsourced … only to create poorer paying jobs, deliver inferior services, and cost the government and tax-payers even more money.
A new study by the US Project on Government Oversight is just the latest that proves that “privatizing government turns out to be far more costly”.
At least the US Justice department has realized this and plans to phase out the use of the disaster that is the private prison system. They state that private prisons, “simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and … they do not maintain the same level of safety and security”. Hopefully state governments follow suit.