How to Privatize Federal Services by Contracting Out


Publication Date: March 1986

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stephen Moore

Research Area: Government

Keywords: Budget

Type: Report


The Gram-Rudman-Hollings timetable for federal deficit reduction means that Congress and the White House must seize every opportunity to cut unnecessary spending. Since contracting out cuts spending while preserving the level of services to beneficiaries--and in many cases improves the quality of service delivery--there is every reason why lawmakers should step up the pcce of contracting out. Failure to do so will indicate that Washington is still not serious about cutting the deficit with the minimum of semice disruption.