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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:00 PM
Groups to Advocate Private Sector Utilization to Create 'Private Sector Jobs Now!'
The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) will lead several limited government, free market organizations in a news conference to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Bureau of the Budget Bulletin (now Office of Management and Budget) 55-4 during the "Private Sector Jobs Now!" news event, taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC at 3:00 pm on January 15.
Published on January 15, 1955 by the Eisenhower Administration, Bureau of the Budget Bulletin 55-4 stated:
"The Federal government will not start or carry on any commercial activity to provide a service or product for its own use if such product or service can be procured from private enterprise through ordinary business channels."
"Unfortunately, the private sector is hindered by insidious amounts of unfair government competition. On this anniversary of the Federal policy, it is critical that attention be paid to how poorly this policy has been implemented and how devastating the consequences are in today's economy. It is time to focus on creating private sector jobs now," said John Palatiello, president of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC), sponsor of the event.
To RSVP for the news event, email BCFC or call 703-787-6665.
WHO: John Palatiello, President of the Business Coalition for Fair Competition; Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform; Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste; Mark Casso, President of the Construction Industry Round Table; Pete Sepp, Vice President of Policy and Communications of the National Taxpayers Union; Michael Hough, Director of Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council; Phil Kerpen, Director of Policy for Americans for Prosperity; John Byrd, Government Affairs Manager for MAPPS, and others.
WHAT: "Private Sector Jobs Now!" News Event
WHEN: 3:00 PM - January 15, 2010
WHERE: Murrow Room, 13th Floor, National Press Club; 529 14th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20045
RSVP: Email BCFC or call 703-787-6665
SPONSOR: Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC)
The Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC) is comprised of trade associations, businesses, and organizations dedicated to free enterprise, relief from unfair government sponsored competition, and smaller, more efficient government. BCFC is working to elevate the issue of unfair government competition, promoting legislation and policies to eliminate unfair competition, and opposing efforts to mandate government monopoly performance of commercially available goods and services.
|"Private Sector Jobs Now!"
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20045
Murrow Room, 13th
1856 Old Reston Avenue
Reston, VA 20190