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Stimulus projects - union wages

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by chestnut, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. chestnut

    chestnut New Member

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    So one of the catches of stimulus bill money, whihc was ,again put in at the last minute, is going to force any of the building projects to paid at Union wages.

    How does that help? It actualluy will mean we get less bang for the buck.

    This is just going to make it that much harder to get the projects started, because now the jobs all have to be re-bid and now most of the projects will have to be modified
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    yea will suck paying people good wages...we should just have illegals do it for less then min wage....
     
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    Who determines good wages? Pretty easy to say that, when you have no qualitative evidence.

    Unions in general raise the price of goods produced, beyond what people are willing to pay for that product.

    You could say "yea will suck paying UAW people good wages... we should just have illegals do it for less then min wage".

    Saying 'good wage', doesn't mean it's a tenable wage. Which clearly GM and Ford have shown it's not. So it does kinda suck when two of the largest manufacturing, and job producing corporations in the US, are on the verge of bankruptcy. But hey... at least they used to get paid a good wage... you know, back when they had a job.
     
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    What you don't get Pocket, is that most of these jobs were "shovel ready" They have been bid on and set in place and money was awarded based on those bids.

    Now the jobs have to be re-bid again and it will now take even longer to get the projects started and cost more for those jobs. That will also mean that a 2 mile road may only be able to built as a 1 mile road. So how's that going to help.

    That's why the way this simulus bill was passed was a sham. Government does not have the capacity to handle provisioning that amount of money effectively.

    Isnt' the bailoouts proof enough of how incompetenet the government is.

    If they wanted to stimulate the economy and payroll tax holiday was suggested by the republicans in the house and Pelosi said hell no.

    So, no matter what your political ideology is, it is basic economics. Money will be delayed and it was crammed thru saying it was needed immediately, now with all the delays because of this "language" regarding union wages, it will not be immediate at all.

    Any smart person should undertand. I would hope.
     
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