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Bush lifts wage rules for Katrina
to pay below prevailing
The Arrogance of These Corrupt Criminals is Inconceivable
Now Halliburton can pocket even more of our tax dollars. These criminals are the
REAL looters. Isn't there a shoot to kill order for looters????
September 8, 2005: 9:42 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush issued an executive order Thursday
allowing federal contractors rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to
pay below the prevailing wage.
In a notice to Congress, Bush said the hurricane had caused "a national emergency" that
permits him to take such action under the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act in ravaged areas of
Bush's action came as the federal government moved to provide billions of dollars in aid, and
drew rebukes from two of organized labor's biggest friends in Congress, Rep. George Miller
"The administration is using the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to cut the wages of people
desperately trying to rebuild their lives and their communities," Miller said.
"President Bush should immediately realize the colossal mistake he has made in signing this
order and rescind it and ensure that
at wages that will get them and their families back on their feet," Miller said.
"I regret the president's decision," said Kennedy.
"One of the things the American people are very concerned about is shabby work and that certainly
is true about the families whose houses are going to be rebuilt and buildings that are going to be
restored," Kennedy said.
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
Bush's executive order suspends the requirements of the Davis-Bacon law for designated areas hit by
"Sarah, if the people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would
be chased down in the streets and lynched." - George H.W. Bush speaking in an interview with reporter
Sarah McClendon in Dec. 1992
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