Reliance on the private sector to meet the government's needs for supplies, services, and construction: hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Expenditures, Research, and Rules of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, second session, May 19, 1982

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Page 155 - IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES JANUARY 3, 1985 Mr. MATTINGLY (for himself, Mr. EVANS, Mr. THURMOND, and Mr. ARMSTRONG) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow the President to veto items of appropriation. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives...
Page 42 - It is the general policy of the administration that the Federal Government will not start or carry on any commercial activity to provide a service or product for its own use if such product or service can be procured from private enterprise through ordinary business channels.
Page 168 - The private enterprise system, characterized by individual freedom and initiatives is the primary source of national economic strength. In recognition of this principle, it has been and continues to be the general policy of the government to rely on competitive private enterprise to supply the products and services it needs," and "The government's business is not to be in business.
Page 43 - The Congress should —Endorse a national policy of reliance on private enterprise for the Government's needed goods and services to the maximum extent feasible, insofar as doing so is consistent with the national interest, within the framework of procurement at reasonable prices. — Require executive agencies to report on their progress in supporting that national policy. — Direct reviews of existing legislation relative to the • Government make-or-buy decision to identify and eliminate potential...
Page 129 - Recommend specific measures for creating an environment in which all businesses will have the opportunity to compete effectively and expand to their full potential...
Page 127 - Rosetta stone capable of unravelling the complex problems facing this society. We have simply concluded that cable has much to offer, and it should be given an opportunity to prove its worth to the American people in the marketplace of goods and services and in the marketplace of ideas.
Page 179 - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 1625 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Telephone (202) 429-1000 Telex...
Page 19 - The inescapable conclusion is that the private sector is significantly more efficient in delivering needed goods and services than is the public sector. As one economist stated, such findings lead to the suggestion of a "Bureaucratic Rule of Two: Removal of an activity from the private to the public sector will double its unit costs of production.
Page 110 - If you have any questions I will be happy to try to answer them. Senator ELLENDER.
Page 41 - The Government Can Be More Productive in Collecting Its Debts by Following Commercial Practices".

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