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Qtec
06-03-2011, 01:16 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Late last night on the House floor, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) spoke in support of a Republican amendment to the Department of Homeland Security funding bill that would exempt DHS construction projects from a law requiring federal contractors to pay laborers the prevailing wage and benefits for the area. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>That law, known as Davis-Bacon, serves to protect union laborers from being drastically underbid by non-union contractors. In effect, the law prevents a 'race to the bottom' in federal contracting bids, which in turn protects working-class wages in the building trades.</span>

But not according to Steve King, who once again likened the law to anti-gay legislation decried by Democrats and argued that it is an unacceptable intrusion into the free market, where "labor is a commodity just like corn or beans or oil or gold, and the value of it needs to be determined by the competition, supply and demand in the workplace." </div></div>

watch it. (http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/rep-steve-king-compares-workers-commodi)

Race to the bottom.

Q

llotter
06-03-2011, 03:26 AM
The government is always looking to restrict freedom and there a lot of useful idiots that line up to assist it. Repeal the Wagner Act and help the cause of economic recovery and more liberty.

LWW
06-03-2011, 05:29 AM
The race to the bottom produced the highest standard of living in the world.

Meanwhile we have such state ran economies as the Soviet Union, Communist China, Cuba, Venezuela, Uganda, Iraq, the Soviet Bloc ... and many more for a direct comparison.

eg8r
06-03-2011, 07:21 AM
LOL, so to win those union votes this bill is out there trying to keep their overpriced labor in tact. Come on Steve you can beat it, don't give up. Fight for it.

eg8r

pooltchr
06-03-2011, 07:38 AM
So we are trying to eliminate waste and reduce spending by the government, but when they try, the left cries foul.
If a union shop agrees to build a new government building for $10 million, and a non union company bids $7.5 million, which one should be selected?

Steve

Qtec
06-04-2011, 01:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For decades, wages and incomes for the American worker have been stagnant, <u>even as productivity has increased substantially.</u> Over the 2000 to 2009 period, workers experienced a “lost decade,” <span style='font-size: 14pt'>with incomes falling by nearly five percent and wages hardly growing at all.</span> And according to Jed Graham, the last decade in terms of real wages was actually worse than the Great Depression: </div></div>




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Over priced Ed????

Those dastardly Unions.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Last Ten Years Of Wage Gains Lower Than During The Great Depression</span>

Lack of wage growth has been a sad reality for too many Americans over the last decade and more. “I hadn’t seen a raise in 13 years,” Teresa Law, an Ohio home care attendant told ABC. “There was nothing new in your budget except for bills.” <u>But during that time, bank CEOs made an average of $19 million per year. Those at the top of the income scale also did exceedingly well, and “the wealth of millionaire households in the U.S. could reach $87 trillion in 2020.”</u>

At the moment, the wage trend doesn’t show much sign of reversing itself. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Last year, wages grew at a paltry two percent. However, CEOs saw their pay increase by 27 percent in 2010, and their bonuses went up by 20 percent.</span>

Yves Smith commented on Graham’s data by saying, “there is a curious failure to mention why wage gains were higher in the Depression despite even higher unemployment. <u>Funny how it does not occur them to mentions unions as helping give workers some bargaining power.” Indeed, as we’ve shown before, as union membership has declined over the last few decades, middle-class incomes have followed suit.</u> </div></div>


...and your opinion is that the BOTTOM 90% are getting paid too much!


Q

LWW
06-04-2011, 03:16 AM
How about if you just cite the section of the COTUS which makes this act legal?

Sev
06-04-2011, 05:37 AM
Looks like somebody is buying a lot of crap to me.

LWW
06-04-2011, 06:29 AM
By the shovel no less.

Gayle in MD
06-04-2011, 07:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">For decades, wages and incomes for the American worker have been stagnant, <u>even as productivity has increased substantially.</u> Over the 2000 to 2009 period, workers experienced a “lost decade,” <span style='font-size: 14pt'>with incomes falling by nearly five percent and wages hardly growing at all.</span> And according to Jed Graham, the last decade in terms of real wages was actually worse than the Great Depression: </div></div>




http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/SLF.jpg

Over priced Ed????

Those dastardly Unions.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 17pt'>Last Ten Years Of Wage Gains Lower Than During The Great Depression</span>

Lack of wage growth has been a sad reality for too many Americans over the last decade and more. “I hadn’t seen a raise in 13 years,” Teresa Law, an Ohio home care attendant told ABC. “There was nothing new in your budget except for bills.” <u>But during that time, bank CEOs made an average of $19 million per year. Those at the top of the income scale also did exceedingly well, and “the wealth of millionaire households in the U.S. could reach $87 trillion in 2020.”</u>

At the moment, the wage trend doesn’t show much sign of reversing itself. <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Last year, wages grew at a paltry two percent. However, CEOs saw their pay increase by 27 percent in 2010, and their bonuses went up by 20 percent.</span>

Yves Smith commented on Graham’s data by saying, “there is a curious failure to mention why wage gains were higher in the Depression despite even higher unemployment. <u>Funny how it does not occur them to mentions unions as helping give workers some bargaining power.” Indeed, as we’ve shown before, as union membership has declined over the last few decades, middle-class incomes have followed suit.</u> </div></div>


...and your opinion is that the BOTTOM 90% are getting paid too much!


Q </div></div>

The right can't read chars, unless the charts are rigged to show what they want.

Unions saved lives. Do they want more coal miners would be dying left and right in West virginia?

They don't care!!!

Beyond hope. The Brainwashing has been going on for too long to penetrate their RW denial programming.

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They still think they would be doing fine, if the Government hadn't stepped in, to thwart a huge Crash.

They still think the Iraq invasion, was a good decision.

They still think the massive debts, have been run up by Obama.

They still believe that Cheney didn't direct Libby, Rove, et al, to out Valarie Plame.

They still think Saddam had WMD.

They still think Saddam was involved in 9/11.

They still think Bush didn't willfully lie the country in the Iraq war, by using FEARMONGERING.

They still think the way forward, is drill baby drill.

They still think Repiglicans can manage money!

They still think anaogies about family budgets, apply to a global economic crash!!!

They still think Palin, is brilliant!

Bush wan't a coke head.

Rove isn't a POS!

Fux is Fair and Balanced!

Edwards is worse than Sanford.

Spitzer is worse than Vitter.

Bush is a Christian.

Reagan didn't set the country on the path to fascism.

Democratics caused the meltdown!

Regulations for corporations are bad.

The right to negotiate and organize into Unions, must be stopped.

The Constitution gives them the right to dictate to others, according to their own religious beliefs.

They still think that the Ryan Plan, doesn't destroy Medicare, and isn't a voucher plan, that will break the bank for our seniors.

They still think Cheney isn't a lying POS CROOK!



They still think they are not the main problem with our country.
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Sev
06-04-2011, 07:27 AM
Wonker.

pooltchr
06-04-2011, 08:11 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

They still think

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Maybe you should try it yourself, sometime!

Steve

LWW
06-04-2011, 09:01 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They still think the Iraq invasion, was a good decision. </div></div>

So did the democrooks.

LWW
06-04-2011, 09:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They still think the massive debts, have been run up by Obama.</div></div>

They were, while you still howl BOOOOOOOOOSH .... at the moon.

LWW
06-04-2011, 09:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They still believe that Cheney didn't direct Libby, Rove, et al, to out Valarie Plame.</div></div>

So did the prosecutor.

LWW
06-04-2011, 09:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They still think Saddam had WMD.</div></div> So did the Clintons, Gore, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, et al ... and the NYT ... and, don't forget, so did the people who he killed with WMD.

LWW
06-04-2011, 09:06 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They still think Saddam was involved in 9/11. </div></div>

I don't know anyone who thinks that.

LWW
06-04-2011, 09:07 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They still think the way forward, is drill baby drill. </div></div>

So did the Carter Energy Plan which you say you support.

eg8r
06-04-2011, 04:07 PM
Throw it down. Davis-Bacon is a vote buying scam and I hope it gets beat down.

eg8r