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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Elected officials want for-profit Labs!

The truth is that at both LANL and LLNL your elected officials are fighting to keep the labs for-profit. We all know what a disaster for-profit management is for science, good management, the workforce, and even the nuclear weapons work, but there is money to be had in taxing a for-profit and for local and state government that is much more important than even the hundreds of jobs that were lost when the labs went to for-profit management. Try talking to one of your elected representatives about it. They don't care hundreds of jobs were lost; they claim they want good paying jobs but those jobs didn't and don't matter. They will do anything and everything in their power to keep the for-profit management. Until we get them under control, we aren't going to get a better management model and even if by some miracle we get non-profit contractors to run the labs, how are you going to get rid of the absolute disaster managers who are now everywhere at the labs?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No surprise.

Anonymous said...

Yes well if we want the Labs to go back to a not-for-profit model that is better for the country, we are going to have to press our leaders to do what is right for the country. Ask candidates and elected officials to support a not-for-profit model and then vote for those who do. Unless we push them they will be pushing our representatives in D.C. to stick with this disastrous for-profit model. Most people find it inconceivable when they are told that the Nation's nuclear stock pile is run for-profit. So OK don't be surprised but also don't be surprised if another for-profit llc is forced on the Labs' to the detriment of science, the workforce, and the country. A few people will again get much richer not keeping us safer.

Anonymous said...

A few people will again get much richer not keeping us safer.

February 26, 2016 at 1:27 PM

To the rest of the country, the idea that a few people working on something really obtuse like nuclear weapon refurbishment programs are "keeping us safe" is a real stretch, and not many would like to spend many taxpayer dollars on it. Try to keep your relative unimportance to the country as a whole in perspective.

Anonymous said...

Well many people at LANL work on other things besides nuclear weapons. Try to keep commenting the same thing on every post, it is so helpful to the discussion.

Anonymous said...

Well many people at LANL work on other things besides nuclear weapons.

February 28, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Not for much longer, I predict. NNSA has always considered WFO to be a major headache, and has resented that other agencies get a free ride on facility and infrastructure costs. Plus, LDRD has always been a corrupt boondoggle.

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