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Labor Department probing big US homebuilders
Breitbart ^ | 9/8/11 | Associated Press, by Staff

Posted on 09/08/2011 3:15:36 PM PDT by Nachum

Edited on 09/08/2011 4:32:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: business; department; homebuilders; labor; misc; obama; palin; probing
Economy: Coffin ---------> Nail
1 posted on 09/08/2011 3:15:41 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 09/08/2011 3:18:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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


3 posted on 09/08/2011 3:20:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

“Subcontractor” Did they miss that edition of Sesame Street?


4 posted on 09/08/2011 3:21:37 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Nachum

It makes sense. They haven’t created enough strife in the home-building market yet.


5 posted on 09/08/2011 3:26:29 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Nachum

Guitars, milk sellers, farms, FFL’s, jet makers, Las Vegas, insurance companies...

What’s missing from the list of hated groups?


6 posted on 09/08/2011 3:35:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum
Joke, right? As if there's NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON...(like getting out of the way of job CREATORS!!)

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...

7 posted on 09/08/2011 3:36:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 3:37:03 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: gaijin
Guitars, milk sellers, farms, FFL’s, jet makers, Las Vegas, insurance companies... What’s missing from the list of hated groups?

Non taxpaying societal leeches .

9 posted on 09/08/2011 3:37:22 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum
Whaddya bet some large builder just made a campaign donation?
10 posted on 09/08/2011 3:38:32 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: gaijin

Record labels, Chicken & Waffle houses, etc...


11 posted on 09/08/2011 3:40:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Nachum

This is being driven by the labor unions.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 3:44:04 PM PDT by BlueCat
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To: Nachum

I am pretty sure that the real story is that the Labor Department is trying to force these homebuilders to only use union workers.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 3:46:32 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Nachum
Why not get them for knowingly hiring illegal aliens?

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".

14 posted on 09/08/2011 3:47:45 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: gaijin

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.


15 posted on 09/08/2011 3:52:12 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Nevadan

I am pretty sure that you are right.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 3:52:52 PM PDT by BlueCat
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To: Fantasywriter

Chilling analogy.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 3:54:06 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: BlueCat

If Pulte is forced to use union labor they will not be able to compete in the $700K or less market.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 3:57:10 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Fantasywriter

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.


20 posted on 09/08/2011 3:57:39 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: Nachum

They are conducting a war against the industrial revolution.


21 posted on 09/08/2011 4:12:55 PM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Nachum

They are conducting a war against the industrial revolution.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 4:13:11 PM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Fantasywriter
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.

You nailed this one. Nice post. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in a dream and when I go to scream nothing comes out - Obama's team is on a mission to destroy this great country as we once knew it, yet so many people want to pretend that there is some other agenda at issue. There isn't.
23 posted on 09/08/2011 4:39:06 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Nachum

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.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 4:41:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum
Yes, we all know those good old honest home builders have never turned a fast buck by using illegals. And we are all more than willing to help out by paying the health benefits of their illegal help. Do I need a _s tag on this one.
25 posted on 09/08/2011 4:48:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Fantasywriter

Boy, did you hit the nail on the head with that.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 4:57:40 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Sawdring

Pulte is a big name. Pulling Pulte under would be a big feather in the union’s cap.
Ugly stuff.


27 posted on 09/08/2011 5:11:19 PM PDT by BlueCat
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To: org.whodat

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.


28 posted on 09/08/2011 5:17:59 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Nachum

looks like they are going after any thing that creates jobs, or is medical in nature.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 5:36:42 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: gaijin

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.


30 posted on 09/08/2011 5:42:48 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 5:53:35 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (Baroke Obama -change you can't find in your sofa cushions)
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To: Semperfiwife
They are takers and redistributors.

That's "looters" for short.

32 posted on 09/08/2011 5:56:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: gaijin

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


33 posted on 09/08/2011 5:58:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: org.whodat; SaraJohnson

I DOUBT Pulte and KB are using illegals....HOWEVER, some of the subs might be.....


34 posted on 09/08/2011 6:27:34 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: goodnesswins
I DOUBT Pulte and KB are using illegals....HOWEVER, some of the subs might be.....

Bingo... I would guess about 98% if not more.

35 posted on 09/08/2011 6:40:10 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: goodnesswins
BS, these people made out better than wall street. You could not find a construction site where the workers spoke English during the boom.
36 posted on 09/08/2011 6:45:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Fantasywriter

...Better the Labor Dept. than the CIA sanitizing squad...


37 posted on 09/08/2011 7:09:09 PM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: goodnesswins

Yes, the “subs” are so they are once removed from the criminal enterprise.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 7:25:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

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.


39 posted on 09/08/2011 8:13:53 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: gaijin

Well,they won’t be going after GE or Warrne Buffett.


40 posted on 09/08/2011 8:39:26 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: gaijin
Guitars, milk sellers, farms, FFL’s, jet makers, Las Vegas, insurance companies... What’s missing from the list of hated groups?

Lawyers? Colleges?

41 posted on 09/08/2011 10:16:23 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: oldbill

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.


42 posted on 09/08/2011 10:23:11 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: gaijin

“Guitars, milk sellers, farms, FFL’s, 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.


43 posted on 09/08/2011 10:41:01 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Nachum

Rust never sleeps.


44 posted on 09/09/2011 12:46:08 AM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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To: Nachum
Besides, homebuilders, "the probe include the hotel and restaurant industries." These industries are the chief employers of illegal aliens. So while the Obama regime destroys Main Street working Americans, it once again takes care of another leftwing support group - in addition to unions. No further proof of this is needed but who Obama has running the DOL and what is her mission:

"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

45 posted on 09/09/2011 4:09:17 AM PDT by drpix
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To: org.whodat

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.


46 posted on 09/09/2011 4:22:20 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Nachum

New homes are not being built.

Construction workers are unemployed.

Unemployment makes Obama look bad.

Thou Shalt NOT make Obama look bad.

See “Solyndra.”


47 posted on 09/09/2011 8:59:15 AM PDT by Grunthor (Perry. Because in your heart you know he's right.)
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To: gaijin
What’s missing from the list of hated groups?

From the article....."Labor Department spokesman Carl Fillichio said other targets in the probe include the hotel and restaurant industries."

48 posted on 09/10/2011 2:26:50 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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