In a statement by Reid and Pelosi, the Democrats attack the Bush administration for eliminating the requirements of the prevailing wage to be in effect for rebuilding in NO. The entire statement is pretty funny:
"Instead of paying the prevailing wage, which is standard for the region, they have waived that requirement so contractors can pay a lower wage. Poverty was central to some of the tragedy, and instead of alleviating poverty, this Administration, by Presidential decree, has said they can pay a lower wage to these workers to rebuild the area."
We should describe to people what the prevailing wage is and how much people make when they work for the government vs. how much they would make in the private sector. How many people would sympathize with the dems then? Talk about cronyism...