4. Anytime you hear a politician or public official say, "Why hire out of state when we can hire COMPETENT firms within our own city and state!" Be concerned. I offer the following:
Deloitte and Touche, which Carter speaks of....was an independent accounting firm from Dallas which Amato decided to bring in in order to get an accurate audit on the School System's finances. This was a nightmare for the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people sucking off the NOPS teet....with no performance standards in place.
For the back story, go here. And also this documentary is available here.
I'm not going to rail on Karen Carter or Ann Duplesis. I don't think they are any different than any other politician in our city.
Ok I am going to rail on Ann.
I love this statement:
"We have not done a comprehensive evaluation on his performance.....No...wait...I gotta go back......we have done a comprehensive evaluation on his performance.....and it is absolutely unsatisfactory."
Whooaa!! That evaluation happened inside of her head....in a split second. There must be a team of analysts working full time inside of Ann's head.
I love how comprehensive evaluations can occur in a split-fucking-second.
I make this "Point 4" because it's important to understand how backroom deals and BAD deals are pushed through under the guise of "We should pay our own people!"
Well...no, we shouldn't....not if they're not competent and especially if they're screwing the system.
Not to say I don't support local business. I just don't want my drunk friend running sanitation...or sewerage and water.