April 03, 2006

Your [US] tax dollars at work.

According to the Government Accountability Office, your taxes are paying for state governments to outsource their IT work to India and other countries.

This is what happens when the right-wing's drumbeat about how wasteful government is with taxpayers' money leads to spending decisions based only on cost — not on the overall wellbeing of the people in a state. My guess is that most people would tolerate higher taxes if that meant that more poeple in their state had jobs.

Via Washington Technology.

Posted by Magpie at April 3, 2006 02:02 AM | Labor | Technorati links |

Just a question--- Isn't it a major breach of security when another country has control of intimate information? It seems to me that these files would contain names, addresses and Social Security numbers. What more do you need to make phony I.D.'s? I was horrified when I heard the big tax preparation
corporations were outsourcing their work. And now this!

Posted by: 11 dogs at April 3, 2006 07:47 PM