During Congress’ August recess there’s a lot of discussion of how the time should be spent by politicians to reconnect with the public they represent. While out of session and in their homes states, this six-week period is an opportunity for elected representatives to attend public meetings, reunite with citizens, and to listen. And there’s plenty to hear with a slow economic recovery, chronic unemployment, house foreclosures, and weak market sectors including manufacturing and construction.
Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office [http://www.cbo.gov/] has announced that the Federal budget deficit for 2010 will exceed $1.342 trillion. Although this new figure is $27 billion less than the $1.368 trillion projected earlier in the year, this substantial debt has a substantial impact on future U.S. economic growth.
But government representatives shouldn’t only be looking outwards as to how they can support economic growth: increase exports, encourage lending to businesses, and boost the stalling economy and drive payroll numbers; but should look internally at how they can also manage internal spending habits.
With this in mind, over the coming weeks we’re going to be showing some case studies. These will highlight how our team here at The Refinishing Touch has worked with government public bodies, both federal and state, to save public money through the management of furniture assets.
After all, saving money is crucial for every single organization in this tough economic climate – that’s one thing politicians can keep in mind when they return to D.C. in September.