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[ale] hmmm

The thing is, all that's in question here are COLORADO state contracts;
so it's a little extreme to yell "protectionism" at those two state
Senators.  The fact is, Government procurement at Federal and state
levels *are* influenced by manipulations due to a prevailing social
attitude or agenda.  

This is why the Federal government has 8(a) set-asides for small
disadvantaged businesses; the law is written to give minority business
owners an inroad.  There are more exceptions, both of a permissive and a
restrictive nature, that are both narrower and broader than that
example.  The matter is one of a Government acting for the good of its
citizens.  It's best to view Colorado's move as a "clear conscience"
one; it's not trying to please stockholders with a lower bottom line.

- Jeff

On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 22:06, Robert L. Harris wrote: 
> http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1920499,00.html
> :wq!
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