Well, DUH! Look folks, the more people you have doing a job, the more expensive the job gets. When you have the feds take over a job, the costs skyrocket because you have massive administrative (read: bureaucratic) costs. All the various parasites and hanger-ons all want their cut.
If you were to hire out a job that requires total and complete inactivity to the Feds, they'd still charge you thousands of dollars to do it.