Skip to comments.Labor Department probing big US homebuilders
Posted on 09/08/2011 3:15:36 PM PDT by NachumEdited on 09/08/2011 4:32:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Homebuilders are in deep trouble; let’s push them further underwater—it will help support the prices of existing houses by reducing the supply of new ones. /s
“Subcontractor” Did they miss that edition of Sesame Street?
It makes sense. They haven’t created enough strife in the home-building market yet.
Guitars, milk sellers, farms, FFL’s, jet makers, Las Vegas, insurance companies...
What’s missing from the list of hated groups?
Let me guess...they'll shake down Perry Homes while they're at it. (Big donor for Gov. Perry.)
Just when you think the thugs can do no more harm...
It’s like the economy was a crowd of people, and they sprayed it with upteen rounds from AK-47s. Now they’re walking around with a .45, looking for any still twitching bodies, so they can finish them off with a bullet to the back of the brain.
Non taxpaying societal leeches .
Record labels, Chicken & Waffle houses, etc...
This is being driven by the labor unions.
I am pretty sure that the real story is that the Labor Department is trying to force these homebuilders to only use union workers.
If they were able to get away with paying their workers below minimum wage then that's the real reason.
Oh. I forgot. There's no such thing as an "illegal person".
This bunch maked Nixons enemy list look like an invitation list for a Garden Party.
This is a REAL enemies list.
While they are investigating the Homebuilders will they be DEPORTING all the ILLEGALS they hire.
I am pretty sure that you are right.
If Pulte is forced to use union labor they will not be able to compete in the $700K or less market.
That is the post of the day. That is exactly what it is like.
They are like the mob, shaking down who they can in the neighborhood for more money, knocking on more doors, kicking in more doors, and bullying who they can into doing just what they want. The Obama Mob.
They are conducting a war against the industrial revolution.
They are conducting a war against the industrial revolution.
In Texas, the builders hire illegals. Most have never wielded a hammer, hooked up a pipe or crossed a wire before crossing the border. It is pitiful.
Boy, did you hit the nail on the head with that.
Pulte is a big name. Pulling Pulte under would be a big feather in the union’s cap.
In our area we are already starting to see the effects of all the illegal alien hiring in homes built just 5-7 years ago.
Walls and ceilings are starting to buckle and sag, walls are out of line, plumbing is leaking, wiring is not up to code, drain systems are not vented properly, masonry is cracking - all the things you might expect for a labor force that knew nothing about construction before they were hired by greedy developers and builders.
Our late friend Tony Snow used to castigate opposing Freepers by challenging them here and on his radio show about whether they would rather pay $400000 for their homes or $300000 if they used illegal labor.
We are now seeing the answer to that question as that saved $100000 is being spent to fix the problems caused by the incompetent illegal alien labor that the Bush-Rove people and all the Democrats say we can’t live without.
looks like they are going after any thing that creates jobs, or is medical in nature.
local drug stores...ours has been audited 3 times in the past 6 months by the gov’t lap dog Express Scripts that covers Medicare and Tricare For Life which is the retired Military’s secondary health ins. Both are administered out of the same office. Express Scripts just bought Medco, a scandal plagued company for $29 Billion. And they offered Walgreen’s such a low reimbursement rate that as of Jan Walgreen’s will not take Tricare ins. This will be repeated as each new chain’s contract comes due. They want to be the sole supplier.
They are a witch to deal with, you don’t know from order to order which brand your med will be, or from what country, and you insulin could sit in a hot mail box all day.
Considering so many businesses are hanging by a thread or have already thrown in the towel and closed, this idiotic agency has to find something to justify their government paid salaries. Note to the idiots- you put enough businesses out of business and soon you will lose your job. No private money equals no government money. The government neither makes nor creates anything. They are takers and redistributors.
That's "looters" for short.
Dems are just tying to ‘soften’ up some of the big boys - it’ll make shaking down the others easier... Elections cost money after all.../s
I DOUBT Pulte and KB are using illegals....HOWEVER, some of the subs might be.....
Bingo... I would guess about 98% if not more.
...Better the Labor Dept. than the CIA sanitizing squad...
Yes, the “subs” are so they are once removed from the criminal enterprise.
The only housing built by unions is public housing. Tenants destroy it. Unions demolish it. Then union build it again. All in 15-20 years. It’s a keynesian cycle and Obama’s definition of productivity.
Well,they won’t be going after GE or Warrne Buffett.
This makes me happy that I own a 1950s ranch house that’s built like a tank. Where I live McMansions are everywhere and after only six or seven years some of them are falling apart.
“Guitars, milk sellers, farms, FFLs, jet makers, Las Vegas, insurance companies...”
“other targets in the probe include the hotel and restaurant industries.”
Looks like they are going after people who hire wetbacks.
Then they are going to go after contract labor.
Rust never sleeps.
"No matter how you got here or how long you plan to stay, you have certain rights. You have the right to be safe and in a healthy workplace and the right to a legal wage... [This is part of] our shared commitment to protect the labor rights of migrant workers.
Obama's Labor Secretary Hilda Solis
The builder, Pulte,hires the sub contractor who in turn hires his workers to do the job. Pulte’s responsibility is to see that the sub is legal and the subs responsibility is to hire legally documented workers.
Trust me when I tell you there are as many problems with so called “custom” home builders as there is with the corporate home builders.
New homes are not being built.
Construction workers are unemployed.
Unemployment makes Obama look bad.
Thou Shalt NOT make Obama look bad.
From the article....."Labor Department spokesman Carl Fillichio said other targets in the probe include the hotel and restaurant industries."