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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

 

The Fix Is In for Katrina Reconstruction Work

Sweetheart deals for favored contractors but President felt Minimum Wage too High
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The Compassionate Conservative taking care of his own. The President has readily waived minimum wage requirements for reconstruction work related to Hurricane Katrina. Who are the beneficiaries? The same group of firms that are making money hands down in Iraq; companies to whom contracts are awarded without bidding process.

What happened ? Has there been a single act of this president, any legislation promoted by this president that remotely helped ordinary Americans ? I cannot think of one but I never bought the "compassionate conservative" spiel back in 2000. Of course, there could be a simple explanation---he didn't have a clue what he was talking about. He just uttered something made up by the handlers who coached him for the debate.

CNN - 9/10/05:
Reuters - 9/9/05
The Observer/Guardian (UK) - 9/11/05:

Congress probes hurricane clean-up contracts (Observer/Guardian)

Bush allows contractors to pay lower wages(Reuters)

Sweetheart deals for Halliburton, KBR and others(CNN)

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