Sunday, December 4, 2011
This s article by Adrienne Day on CityTime a disgrace except fir 1 paragraph. Parts of it are long re-hash of what we all know and its not particularly strong in opinion and facts, too soft. Anyway there is a section that has some bite in it,. re-blogging because all we here are sounds if silenve --- -- why -- cover -up for massive fraud dating back to Rudy -- because CityTime never worked right - still a lemon always was.
Here I am with Local 375 DC 37 outside SAIC offices in NYC. The press blacked our protest out the same way they did Credit Suisse Military protest!!!
These arrogant greedy evil pieces if crap City Hall SAIC are never going to admit their wrong doing
They don't want to go to jail or back back all the real money they should plus damages for throwing away payroll systems that worked.
All so corrupt across the boards. Look at MTA deal with SAIC and finally we got that halted and now SAIC replacement as scandal ridden. Disgraceful!!!!
the overall tone is weak, for instance, what national survey? And why not just say it how it is on Citytime. She ends the article by saying City Time could still work out well and in the same breath the fraud should have been caught. Now, honestly, "fraud" is not equal too "well"
Free-market rhetoric aside, there is often little real competition under privatization. A national survey of local governments found that in most locations and for most public services, the average number of private firms that could possibly take on government work was less than two—not exactly perfect competition. When it comes to getting strategic advice, governments tend to seek help from only a handful of companies with big enough names to offer credibility.There's little accountability for failure—when a consultant's report is done, the consultant moves on and the flaws in its ideas are the city's to deal with. Consultants can indemnify themselves from any problems that crop up when an idea is implemented.Transparency is also a concern. City Limitssought to find out exactly what Boston Consulting Group was doing for the two multimillion-dollar contracts it won this year from the New York City Housing Authority, but our Freedom of Information Law request was rebuffed because BCG's advice is considered private. Even a request to see the BCG contract itself was not fulfilled. NYCHA chairman John Rhea, who once worked for BCG, insists the consultant's project "is open to public disclosure—ultimately."
Below OWS protest Credit Suisse -- do media moguls have investments in companies like these so their reporters report drivel or nothing at all?