Lost in the incredible images of sufferring in New Orleans was this little jewel, telling us exactly how President Bush feels about working people:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush issued an executive order Thursday allowing federal contractors rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to pay below the prevailing wage.
Screw 'em while they're down and can't fight back, apparently! I found it in the Business section at CNN:
Flanked by members of his Cabinet on Thursday, President Bush urged storm victims to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and asked them to be patient if they encountered delays.
Calls placed to the FEMA telephone number gets you a nice young lady's voice that does not ask you to wait for the next available attendant...She tells you to go away and then she hangs up on you.
Republicans rushed a $62.3 Billion bill through Congress allowing no amendments and no one to even read the bill before the vote. Of that money, roughly one percent will go directly to disaster victims. $50 billion will be handed to FEMA for disbursement.
That would be the FEMA that stopped people from saving lives, stopped trucks of water and food from being delivered, and whose Director was fired from his last job for "Supervisory inadequacies" (Love that term). Among those inadequacies was the inability to account for some $50,000.00 he was responsible for.
Good work Senator Frist! The guy can't account for Fifty Grand so you hand him
Fifty Billion to work with?
We have all the hallmarks here of a rush to spend money," said Jeff Sessions , whose home state was damaged by the storm. "We have got to be careful that this does not become a feeding frenzy. ... This is our grandchildren's money."
This Jeff Sessions guy sounds like he knows what is going on down there and doesn't like what Bush is trying to do...That would be SENATOR Jeff Sessions, Republican-Alabama.
A republican Senator complaining about a Federal giveaway to big business?
A sign of the Apocolypse?