The Wos effect: Throw money at consultants until you run out

Eventually, one of them is bound to stumble over the solution

This information came to light at a legislative oversight committee meeting last week. Counting DHHS’ recent extension of a no-bid contract with consultant firm Alvarez & Marsal from $3 million to $6.82 million, the agency has spent more than $7.2 million on consultants over the past 20 months, the Journal reported.

This breaks down to $473 an hour for the consultant’s three principals; $394 an hour for five directors; and $242 an hour for each of nine analysts, according to a report by the News & Observer of Raleigh. Sen. Floyd McKissick, attending the meeting, noted that one of those consultants works out to $800,000 a year.

Right, but raising the minimum wage in NC from $7.25 to $10.10 would place an unnecessary burden on the job creators...

 

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All that money

and the department is still a flaming clusterflck.  It won't be long before they hire some more consultants to come in and clean up the mess being made by the current consultant.  Corporate welfare run amok.

Self-perpetuating formula

Fix some things and break some others, so somebody else can hop on the gravy train when you jump off.

Good work...

if you can get it

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR