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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.
On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 22:06, Robert L. Harris wrote:
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Jeff Hubbs <hbbs at comcast.net>
- [ale] hmmm
- From: Robert.L.Harris at rdlg.net (Robert L. Harris)