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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Federal contractors used as testing ground for Obama social agenda

Wary of costs linked to minimum wage, overtime, discrimination, workplace safety rules

President Obama is increasingly using federal contractors as testing grounds for his social agenda, including a higher minimum wage and expanded gay rights.

But contractors warn about an eventual tipping point when rules become too costly or difficult. Driving bidders out of the marketplace, they say, will lead to fewer choices and higher costs for the government.


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