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Opinion: Government Waste vs the Private Sector


Agreed there is waste at all levels of government.

There is also tremendous waste in all levels of the private sector. Since most people work or have worked in their lifetime, we all can attest to waste on the job.

There is even MORE waste when public services are managed by private entities. THAT is where you find the biggest waste. That and when single industries are allowed to dictate policy. 

From the Military-Industrial Complex, Oil & Gas, the War on Drugs, the Judicial System, Prisons and Private Prisons (even more so), and now Migration “Camps”, Healthcare, Banking, Roads/Transporation. When private companies are banking off of public dollars they have a spending problem-ON THEMSELVES-and not on the services they were contracted to do.

The best way to stop waste is to not allow the private sector to manage public sector jobs. Almost every department that has been turned over to the private sector over the last 40 years, is costing taxpayers huge dollars. We would rather see that money go to public services



Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg.She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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