Alan Jackson told the story in one of his songs. Big bad business exerting market pressures and closing down the little man's store. This time its not Wal Mart coming to town, but the effect is the same.
The ORION contractor is overrunning. The minions are out of money. Where can 20-30% more funds be dredged up to cover this miscarriage? You guessed it...the little man.
The minions have let the contractor off the hook for meeting its small business obligations this year. The same obligations that were bid as part of the winning proposal, ostensibly offering a better package than the opposing team, are now null and void. As a result, some of those little companies will start disappearing, lacking jobs and income.
And so, the Emperor is in the process of creating yet another gap, and we may practice our karaoke now...
"...Now the court square's just a set of streets
That the people go round but they seldom think
Bout the little man that built this town
Before the big money shut em down
And killed the little man
Oh the little man"