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The Potential Impact of the Presidential Election on SS&O in the US Public Sector

Sep 29, 2012

The potential impact of the US presidential election is not only an important and very current question with regards to social and economic matters, but it will also impact the shared services and outsourcing (SS&O) space.

 

To be frank, whatever Administration gets into the White House after the November election, the challenges that face the public sector in the United States will not go away. The outstanding public debt in the US today stands at around $16 trillion. With a population of the United States of around 310 million, this equates to around $52,000 for each and every US citizen. The outstanding public debt is up from around $10 trillion in November 2008, and a little over $7 trillion in November 2004. These are quite astonishing numbers when you think about it.

 


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