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I somehow doubt that the savings on labor forces are going to be passed on to the consumer.
The Davis-Bacon law requires federal contractors to pay workers at least the prevailing wages in the area where the work is conducted. It applies to federally funded construction projects such as highways and bridges.
Originally posted by spliff4020
If unions are involved, union wage is paid. But if "Bob Schumkatelly" wants to bring in a bunch of cheap migrant workers, hes more than welcome to pay them 5 bucks an hour (provided he has people WILLING to work for that)
Originally posted by grover
Yeah we gotta help those federal contractors maintain their profit margins...to hell with the people...thats typical republican attitude for you. And still they have managed to bull# the working class to vote for them when they are the ones always getting screwed. Go figure.
Originally posted by Astronomer68
I view this as good for the taxpayers
Nonsense...those contractors, and who are they anyway, people like Kellog Brown and Root of Halliburton, that's who. And since they have already landed the juicy contracts or are lined up to; they are not going to cut their prices because they don't have to pay the workers a standard wage, they will just pocket the differance. This isn't to help anybody but Bush and cheney the dick's friends.
Originally posted by marg6043
No matter how you sugar coated and try to make sense of it, it stinks, what the white house is doing is giving the corporation that will be doing the reconstruction another blank check to play around.
The are taking advantage of the ravages areas that are mostly of people that are poor, mostly black.
Open your eyes this another way to spell "DISCRIMINATION" while maintaining profits.
Who are the ones to benefit from all this? when most of the people are scattered all over the states, the ones that lost everything.
What they are going to do, bring Mobile homes that are going to be pay with the 50 billion dollars from tax payer money to house the workers and then feed them with donated food?
Then under pay them? still the companies are not losing a single penny on anything.
This corruption at its highest.
By the way are CEOs going to be under minimum wage too?
[edit on 9-9-2005 by marg6043]