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"High Road" may lead to road block for Small Businesses pursuing federal contracting opportunities

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Saturday, February 27, 2010
Updated: Saturday, February 27, 2010
"High Road" may lead to road block for Small Businesses pursuing federal contracting opportunities

In his article "Should better paying contractors have a competitive advantage?" Washington Technology's Matthew Weigelt reports on a policy under consideration by the Obama Administration that would provide a contracting preference to companies whose labor practices exceed what is required by current federal law.


So essentially the Administration will penalize companies that are in compliance with the law. That makes sense. Why not just beef up the laws if they are not adequate? Or maybe that's not the issue at all.

Once again happenings in this town are bending the "backbone of our Nation's economy" and moving us closer to the placement of that final "straw." Small businesses check your six, again.


Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer

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Fredrick C. Abare Jr says...
Posted Monday, March 01, 2010
The "High Road" is the "Fast Track to Disaster" to small businesses. Our company has to walk a thin line between providing our employees with the best benefits and pay that we can while trying to maintain profitability. This in and of itself is a high wire act. But when you are in a position where a majority of your work is as a sub-contractor this becomes even more precarious. The Large System's Integrators (LSIs) force the small business' rates down to the point where it is difficult to provide the level of experience required because the people with those skill sets require more pay.

Congress should be more interested in making sure that the Government's LSIs are actually meeting small business goals and are not "strong arming" them into bill rates where they are making lower profit on a position than the LSI.

It has become apparent that the administration and congress really have no plan. They are throwing out darts and seeing if they can make something stick. Does anyone really think this kind of action will actually help the economy? the overall strength of our nation?

If my opinion counted I would say "no", but the reckless abandon shown by those in power seems to say my opinion doesn't really count, they just want me to think it does.
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