OK I’ll admit it math is not my strong point, but wow, this is perfectly baffling and doesn’t add up at all. But maybe I’m missing some economic formula under which this makes sense. The Harper government is paying consulting firm Deloitte Incorporated $90,000 a day and $20 million for the length of the contract which goes until March, to tell them how to save money. I don’t know about you but isn’t that a prime example of the government wasting money?
Tony Clement has already asked departments to come up with savings plans of 5 and 10 percent. I would think that each department would have a good handle on how they could find their own efficiencies without being under the eye of a consulting company that’s raking in 90 grand a day. They better find enough savings to make that contract with Deloitte a break-even expenditure.
I get that consultants can provide an outsider look at things and that can often help with the process but this seems a bit extreme, especially when a recent story revealed that 57 percent of Canadians are living pay cheque-to-pay cheque. If our tax dollars are going to pay these consultant fees, which they are, I’d rather see less taxes, leaving more money in the pockets of the average Canadian.
Finding efficiencies in any situation calls for outside the box thinking. Hiring a consultant is nothing more than hunkering down in the box with a few more people.
To me it’s elementary … I’m Sandra Watson.