Gov. Daniels is moving in the opposite direction from the Indiana General Assembly with respect to government printing operations. About 8 years ago, the General Assembly decided to move from private printing to in-house printing and experienced a significant savings of taxpayer dollars. As a result, they were able to cut printing appropriations by about 2/3 and save the taxpayers something like $400,000 per year.
Gov. Daniels has decided to ignore the experience of the General Assembly and, will be sending taxpayer dollars to Pitney Bowes for government printing services. I suppose we can regard this move by Gov. Daniels as an admission of his weakness as a manager, conceding that he is incapable of doing what the General Assembly managed. Instead, however, I suspect we can regard this as further evidence that Gov. Daniels favors privatization as an idealogical article of faith. Contrary evidence, such as the experience of the General Assembly, are merely lies planted by Satan to test the faithful. Daniels is a True Believer and will not be tempted by sweet lies that allow government employees to keep their jobs and taxpayers to save their money. Tithing to our corporate masters is the only true path to purity.