How Does It Save Money?

News story: Republican Governors Studying Job Cuts

“Several Republican governors are studying ways to eliminate thousands of state jobs by turning the work over to private contractors, a strategy they say will save millions of tax dollars.”

Let’s see. You fire the state workers. They’re hired by a private company. Private companies have higher overhead (example: CEO – $56 million). So how does this save money? Oh, wait, I get it – the workers are paid much less, and lose their health care, pensions, job safety protections, and other workers’ rights.

This is good public policy? Of course, this is REPUBLICAN governors!