We need to end purchasing contracts that are exploiting preference laws (i.e. veterans, women, and minority own preference). Supporting these small businesses is a good idea, but there needs to be a specific limit to how much extra the government pays for goods and services in these instances (say 20%). We are forced to buy items at unreasonable prices, such as paying a markup of 300% for file folders!
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I work with Federal laws and regulations every day. I find that many are created solely to serve a social purpose. (For example, a set of federal laws require that the USDA give grants to universities to perform agricultural research, even though much of the research is redundant or unnecessary. Likewise, Federal agencies must give certain vendors preference in purchasing, even if they charge more than larger entities.)... more »