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Oct 18 2019

Seattle Pays $435 per Manhour to Clean Up After Bums

As noted yesterday, big money goes into the homelessness industry on the Left Coast. There are a lot of losers, namely taxpayers. But at least there are a few winners. KIRO’s Dori Monson reports on a contract he received from a tipster for cleaning up derelict encampments in Seattle:

This private company that the city of Seattle has contracted with gets $435 per technician, per labor hour. The overtime hourly rate per worker is $652.50. I’m not talking about an eight-member crew getting that much to split. I’m talking about every single homeless camp cleanup worker.

It’s nasty work, cleaning up drug needles and human waste, but not skilled work. Others were willing to do it for the much lower but still extravagant rate of $80 per manhour. But Seattle gave the job to the $435 per manhour bid. Sounds like somebody has friends in high places.

Again we see that the more money Big Government spends, no matter what it is ostensibly spent on, the more opportunities there are for graft and waste. If you want an honest and efficient government, you want the smallest government possible.

On a tip from DCGere.



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