A Shameful Proclamation – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/10/opinion/10sat2.html?ex=1126497600&en=c3afbe65a12a05bb&ei=5070

I’ve got a new campaign slogan for the Republican Party, cribbed from a famous literary work; Wicked, Tricksy, False: The ostensible rationale for suspending the law is to reduce taxpayers’ costs. Does Mr. Bush really believe it is the will of the American people to deny the prevailing wage to construction workers in New Orleans, Biloxi and other hard-hit areas? …

Republicans have long been trying to repeal the prevailing wage law on the grounds that the regulations are expensive and bureaucratic; weakening it was even part of the Republican Party platform in 1996 and 2000. Now, in a time of searing need, the party wants to achieve by fiat what it couldn’t achieve through the normal democratic process.

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