The federal government's move to cap the pay contractors can get from government work is a good step toward reining in the federally paid salaries, even though it's not going to seriously contain government costs, blogger Lydia DePillis writes. "Of course, if the White House really wanted to make a statement about the value of work, it could do so much more substantively by boosting the floor of what it requires contractors to pay their burgeoning workforce," she writes.

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