Letters to the editor
The cost of contracting
I totally agree with letter-writer Kenneth Burke about contracting ["Outsourcing's benefits?"]. I wish the taxpayers knew how most contracting
was costing the government in limited services and total money wasted so
the actual contractors get rich. There are only some things that need to
be contracted, such as construction and one-time specialty items or services.
Scanning for slanted coverage
Army Corps of Engineers
Your July 23 article on optical scanners for voting seems pretty well
slanted ["Voting researchers eye optical scans"]. The comment: "...until the Supreme
Court intervened and declared George W. Bush the election winner" doesn't
portray the facts, only the popular liberal distortion of the facts.
The Supreme Court did not declare Bush the winner. The Florida secretary
of state had declared Bush the winner of Florida's electoral votes weeks
earlier, and that is what gave President Bush the necessary votes to be
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Editor's Note: On Dec. 12, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an end
to the Florida recount, leaving George W. Bush the victor in Florida and
the winner of enough electoral votes nationwide to become president.