Labor laws suspended

Cher Nothing from the Billionaires for Bush sent me this tidbit from ABC's The Note -- Bush is using the Katrina disaster to suspend labor laws that have been protecting workers since 1931 under the Davis-Bacon Law:

"In Louisiana, for example, the prevailing wage for a general laborer engaged in highway construction is $9.26/hour plus $1.14 in fringe benefits. Suspending Davis-Bacon will allow federal contractors in the region to pay below that level."

We all had a feeling Halliburton and friends would swoop in to help our country in a time of need, but did we really expect the administration to swoop in this low?

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