Has Our Federal Government become US Incorporated?

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Since the days of Ronald Reagan, the federal payroll has been declining, and Bill Clinton famously announced that -the era of big government is over.- So, why is it that more people work for the US than ever before? The answer is privatization. In Iraq, contract security guards get $16,000 a month to look out for soldiers who get that much in a year. But bodyguards, interrogators and Halliburton in Iraq are just the tip of the iceberg, with 10 percent of the federal budget -- $275 billion -- going to goods and services from private contractors. Are they performing a public service or looking to make a buck? Is the federal government shrinking or just going private? Are taxpayers getting what they pay for? Warren Olney speaks with experts in budget and criminal justice research, a government procurement consultant and a former Commerce Department official.
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