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Nothing unusual here.
Having worked as a troubleshooter on government IT for years I see them as more incompetent than evil.

On invoicing:
I used to invoice from a spreadsheet but I installed GnuCash with a Postgres backend, set up a chart of accounts that supports all of my billable activities.
Using the Latex invoice template from http://www.latextemplates.com/template/invoice and a very simple php script that embeds the Latex and the data I now have beautiful invoices.
The greatest benefit is that it is single handling and I always have to enter it which means that my accounts are always up to date.